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AMD lowers prices on Phenom II X4 and X6 processors

By Matthew
Feb 2, 2011
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  1. AMD has finally added the Phenom II X4 840, 975 Black Edition, and X6 1065T to its price list. The processors were first introduced in January and although they've appeared in various hardware reviews, none have been available at the retail level. The 3.2GHz X4 840 serves as AMD's entry-level quad-core Phenom II processor, except it's based on the Propus core found in Athlon II products. As such, it features 4x512K L2 cache, no L3 cache, a 95W TDP, and AMD has set a list price of $105, just above the 3GHz Althon II X4 640.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    It's not like they really had a choice. Bulldozer is official vaporware and sandy bridge is doing good despite the Sata issue.
     
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

  4. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 275

    With a 955 for $135, you could build a very potent system for cheap. It's just a shame that's one of the few redeeming qualities left to buy an AMD cpu.
     
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Looks like it's for real, newegg is already reflecting the new prices ... in fact the X6 1090T is listed at $199.
     
  6. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Agreed.... Running an AMD Phenom 965 at 4.1 now, I realise that its still nowhere close to even performing like my i5 760 on stock, let alone the OC to 4.2 Ghz.

    I'm starting to lose a lot of confidence in AMD machines.
     
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Why did you go from an i5 to a phenom II?
     
  8. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 275

    I'd assume, no, hope, the AMD is a second machine. :p
     
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Probably the other way around considering the 760 came out ~11 months after the 965.
     
  10. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Yep, it is the second machine. Consider as well that the 970 and it's newer counterparts don't even match up to the i5 760 on steroids.
     
  11. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 369   +40

    How so? 1155's have been pulled off the market... Don't see how you could think they are doing well. 700million dollar hit to revenue is not doing well, and they won't be back on the market until late february - early march from what I've read.
     
     
  12. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Every 6 series chipset on the planet has been recalled and replacements are expected in 6 weeks. No motherboards are being sold, all laptops have been recalled. With no chipset, there is no device that the processor can work in. Please do explain how this equates "doing well"
     
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,908   +716

    Princeton probably means- and I stand to be corrected...

    Number of AM3r2 boards sold = 0
    Number of LGA1155 boards sold = something less than 8 million....but somewhat more than 0

    Of the boards sold, I haven't heard of anyone desperate to RMA their board. Have you?, Have you heard of any LGA1155 boards going belly up because of the chipset fault ?
    If had to guess, I'd say that most people would be quite happy to use their board until they receive notification of their B3 step RMA replacement, so "With no chipset, there is no device that the processor can work in" sounds rather alarmist in the extreme...but then, that was the intention wasn't it.

    So while the situation is very far from ideal, I doubt it ranks full-blown disaster status...unless of course you're some mean spirited AMD-centric forum member who delights in seeing misfortune strike Intel and the people who use their products. If you're not sure if this actually occurs please let me know...I'm sure I could dredge up some examples for you to compare.

    Conversely, Princeton may have been referring to the generally positive reviews (both from tech sites and users) garnered by the CPU and the platform...Such as this one today for instance, or maybe this one
     
  14. Saintnsinner

    Saintnsinner TS Rookie Posts: 56   +11

    Can you please tell me where you read the reviews on the new bulldozer core. I would like to see the specs.
     
  15. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +20

    Still, $700 million for a recall is worse than "less ideal."

    And besides, Princeton isn't an Intel lover. He's just an AMD basher.

    So who's really surprised to see him say bad stuff about AMD anyway? I'm used to it already.
     
  16. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 158

  17. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    It's nice to know you only skimmed over DBZ's post. I'll reiterate what I meant and what he so kindly elaborated on.

    Regardless of the recall most people aren't rushing to bring in their new mobo. Also could you tell me of the fantastic bulldozer sale numbers to compete with sandy bridge's? Oh wait, there aren't any.

    It MAY cost intel $700 million. That number is inflated to say that if everyone who bought a sandy bridge system brought it back it would cost them that much. It won't cost them that much because lots of people aren't going to care. Anyone using multiple drives is going to use them with SATA 6 exclusively. And honestly after 3 years, you should be looking towards upgrading anyways.
     
  18. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Uh that's the point. Bulldozer is non existent vaporware until AMD can demonstrate a production chip.
     
  19. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,336   +103

    So you really think they are not working on anything new that could battle on the top with new procs?

    Its like when Fermi was announced every fanboy out there was saying since day 1 "wait until fermi arrives" it was actually funny =P

    Ok... I'll take your side and compete between last gen intel procesors and bulldozer, since bulldozer is non-existant then you are really an AMD basher whats the point in repeating that? And over and over again...
     
  20. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    Had now been updated that they won't be continuing to sell their boards.
    Thankfully I finally have some RMA info for my own Asus P8P67 Pro board...
     
  21. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    I love how instead of trying to disprove what I say all you guys can say is U R AMD BASHER! Do you guys just have lots of AMD shares? It's also a funny coincidence that most if not all the people saying that haven't reached 100 posts.
     
  22. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 239

    Seriusly.... you people are Comparing a NON EXINTEN CPU with a CPU whose COMPANION HAS A FAULTY LEG.?? for god sake stop doing pointless comparisons betwen Stuff that dont even Exist!!.

    And dont act like its the end of the world for intel just because a bug, AMD always have them (Note That Im a AMD / ATI User), Toyota call all the 2009 and 2010 Models because of a "BUG" , and Still there (NOTE THAT CARS ARE lots more expensive that any luxury sistem.!

    Please just read and behave, control your felling of love/hate for those companies.
     
  23. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60

    This is a ridiculous arguement. I could say that AMD's current processors are doing well and Ivy Bridge is currently vaporware and make just as much sense.

    As for the article, these price cuts are making AMD's current offer really intriguing for budget systems that pack quite a punch. Despite the consensus, AMD's 6 cores are pretty good and to have that power at these prices are damn good.
     
  24. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    What's really funny here is that AM3+ boards have been mentioned in comparison to Sandy Bridge in the comments by Intel fans, in an article about AM3 processors being released. ;)
     
  25. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 275

    I am a bit surprised 'AMD fans' are happy that customers of Intel's offerings have to potentially return their products, or accept a potential performance loss and/or fault. Then again, plenty of Intel fans made fun of Phenom X4 users for the TLB bug, among other things. Karma, I guess, but still totally moronic. Real enthusiasts would actually feel bad for those who bought P67's because it's lousy being on the butt-end of something like this.
     


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