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Athlon 64 3200+ price drops today

 
 
Wes Newell
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      01-06-2004, 10:36 PM
With the introduction of the A64 3400+, the 3200+ has dropped to $270
(from about $400). The $270 price is from Newegg. It's now lower in price
than the XP 3200+ ($299) which is considerably slower.

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Jason Cothran
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      01-07-2004, 02:01 AM

"Wes Newell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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| With the introduction of the A64 3400+, the 3200+ has dropped to $270
| (from about $400). The $270 price is from Newegg. It's now lower in price
| than the XP 3200+ ($299) which is considerably slower.
|

Thanks a ton for the info. The reduction in CPU price is exactly what I have
been waiting on before jumping ship from my tired but still great little
xp2000+. Didn't want to waste the time/money on doing a Barton or other
Socket A upgrade right now knowing it would be the end of the line for that
socket.


 
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Lee
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      01-07-2004, 07:29 PM
rather have the FX51 mate

On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 22:36:28 GMT, Wes Newell <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>:>With the introduction of the A64 3400+, the 3200+ has dropped to $270
>:>(from about $400). The $270 price is from Newegg. It's now lower in price
>:>than the XP 3200+ ($299) which is considerably slower.


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Repo Man
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      01-07-2004, 08:27 PM
Jason Cothran wrote:
> "Wes Newell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news(E-Mail Removed) ...
>> With the introduction of the A64 3400+, the 3200+ has dropped to $270
>> (from about $400). The $270 price is from Newegg. It's now lower in
>> price than the XP 3200+ ($299) which is considerably slower.
>>

>
> Thanks a ton for the info. The reduction in CPU price is exactly what
> I have been waiting on before jumping ship from my tired but still
> great little xp2000+. Didn't want to waste the time/money on doing a
> Barton or other Socket A upgrade right now knowing it would be the
> end of the line for that socket.


Socket 754 (and 940 for that matter) doesn't have much of a future either...
I'd wait a couple months or so and get a socket 939, when they come out.


 
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Wes Newell
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      01-08-2004, 12:01 AM
On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 09:27:55 +1300, Repo Man wrote:

> Socket 754 (and 940 for that matter) doesn't have much of a future either...
> I'd wait a couple months or so and get a socket 939, when they come out.


Amd has committed to a year of cpu support for these sockets. Although I
don't see this as much of a problem. If I upgrade down the road I'd likely
sell the old MB/cpu combo and get new MB/cpu combo.

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VC
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      01-08-2004, 01:29 AM
but when you by the 754 or 940 today ... you will enjoy a couple yrs at
least of solid CPU performance ... at the point you can look at what is the
current technology and buy accordingly ... additionally, when the 939 comes
out it will be double the 754 or 940 ... with computers changing so quickly
..... likely a wiser decision to one generation back any way .... and update
in one to two yrs

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"Repo Man" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Jason Cothran wrote:
> > "Wes Newell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news(E-Mail Removed) ...
> >> With the introduction of the A64 3400+, the 3200+ has dropped to $270
> >> (from about $400). The $270 price is from Newegg. It's now lower in
> >> price than the XP 3200+ ($299) which is considerably slower.
> >>

> >
> > Thanks a ton for the info. The reduction in CPU price is exactly what
> > I have been waiting on before jumping ship from my tired but still
> > great little xp2000+. Didn't want to waste the time/money on doing a
> > Barton or other Socket A upgrade right now knowing it would be the
> > end of the line for that socket.

>
> Socket 754 (and 940 for that matter) doesn't have much of a future

either...
> I'd wait a couple months or so and get a socket 939, when they come out.
>
>



 
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rms
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      01-08-2004, 05:01 AM
> rather have the FX51 mate

Anandtech has pronounced the FX51 dead in the water with the half-priced
3400+ available, at least for the gamer.

rms


 
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Sick Willie
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      01-08-2004, 01:39 PM

"Lee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> rather have the FX51 mate
>


If we're doing rathers, I would rather have dual Opteron 246's. But the
3000 or 3200 are still nice processors.

Sick Willie


 
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Sick Willie
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      01-08-2004, 01:41 PM

"rms" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > rather have the FX51 mate

>
> Anandtech has pronounced the FX51 dead in the water with the

half-priced
> 3400+ available, at least for the gamer.
>
> rms


For the hardcore gamer, the dual channel memory controller on the FX51 would
still leave it well ahead of the 3400. If you don't need (or care to pay
for) dual channel, the 3000 or 3200 is still the best bang for the buck.

Sick Willie


 
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Wes Newell
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      01-08-2004, 09:10 PM
On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 07:41:02 -0600, Sick Willie wrote:

>
> "rms" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:7v5Lb.54735$(E-Mail Removed) om...
>> > rather have the FX51 mate

>>
>> Anandtech has pronounced the FX51 dead in the water with the

> half-priced
>> 3400+ available, at least for the gamer.
>>
>> rms

>
> For the hardcore gamer, the dual channel memory controller on the FX51 would
> still leave it well ahead of the 3400. If you don't need (or care to pay
> for) dual channel, the 3000 or 3200 is still the best bang for the buck.
>

Perhaps you should look at this.:-)

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1941&p=4

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