AMD's 5000+ availability may be scarce

By Justin Mann on March 21, 2006, 6:58 PM
A few months back we heard a few tantalizing rumors about the potential release of an X2 5000+ model CPU from AMD, for the 939-pin socket. Details were sketchy at best, though it still seems like a probability. Looking at the CPU in further details reveals that it may not be available to the retail market at all. Because it does not appear on the AMD roadmaps, it could end up being a chip delegated to OEM vendors only, and appear only as part of prebuilt machines. This has happened in the past, with CPUs being available only to OEM partners, but eventually a faster CPU would replace it anyways. This is all just speculation, and no official comment has been made by AMD.




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DragonMaster said:
[quote]but eventually a faster CPU would replace it anyways. [/quote]Even in 939?
eko said:
I only hope that they will keep on producing the 939 socket processors throughout this year and the next one. A vast number of players are enjoying the 939 family performance, but are not willing to upgrade to the next level- AM2 - because of the price the whole platform will have. (DDR2+processor+mobo+cooler).So, I wish for a dual core under the Christmas tree next spring !
crossfire851 said:
You see, I have a different opinion in mind and I'm waiting on the AM2, and the NV 8 series, good corsair, good ole' and Quad sli board. I only have a few months to wait. Maybe at the begging of summer, I will have a dream machine.
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