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1 Sep 08, 2003, 10:20am EDT Report Abuse
OMG, and I thought I was going to be able to hang back and pay off some bills.....arg!

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jake Sep 08, 2003, 10:58am EDT Report Abuse
so your not happy with
" My 3dmark01--21,414--with AMD full test
My 3dmark03--7214-full test- "

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1 Sep 09, 2003, 08:52pm EDT Report Abuse
lol, naw, im bored and need something new, hehe:-)

Tim Sep 10, 2003, 01:04am EDT Report Abuse
Same here :P Can't wait for the price to drop, I wonder if Longhorn will be able to support 64-bit right away? Would be nice.. :)


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John Warner Sep 10, 2003, 06:45pm EDT Report Abuse
is it on the market at all yet?

1 Sep 10, 2003, 08:24pm EDT Report Abuse
sept. 23rd is supposed to be the release date. I did find a release party in S.F. that will be taking entries for some sort of lan party and given entrants the option to buy an entry package for $640 including the athlon 64fx, mobo, and ram. Sure would be nice if we could non ecc ram for this cpu.:-(

Radomir Jordanovic Sep 15, 2003, 07:33pm EDT Report Abuse
How about the heat? Overclockers who do it just because will need to get this chip and take it to its maximum speeds. If we get a few rich massive overclockers getting into this new Athlon, we could see a price drop. Likeliness? 0:4

1 Sep 15, 2003, 11:19pm EDT Report Abuse
well, its a little questionable on the overclockability of this stuff due to the market for which its aimed. 64bit cpus have always been geared towards the server crowd and the need for ecc ram only weakens the outlook. The ram wont be nearly as overclockable and the motherboards wont be geared towards overclockers for some time. This will leave us attempting more volt mods and basically experimenting all over again. I look at how much money I spent learning to "get it right"...then I realize just where all my money has gone.
I spent about $5k on my system to get it where it is at this point. That includes various mobos and volt mods. You fry one and then learn your limits. I definately cant afford to go through all that again. The pattern that I see is that given another year we will have boards geared towards the overclocking of the 64bit cpus....much the same as we saw the 8rga and nf2 arrive with various additional voltage options in the bios which defeated our needs for volt mods on the 8rda+.
This time Im gonna play it smart and kick back till the waves settle.....then when the big wave comes Ill slap on the wetsuit and wade my board into the surf!
By the way the current benchies that sanders is putting out with this new 64fx and a 9800pro clocked way below mine is over 100 points greater then my current top stable bench...and he wasnt oc'ing the cpu. Just to clarify, thats a 2,475mghz verses my amd at 2832mhrz and my 9800pro 256 at 510/409. So there you can see that this 64fx truelly rules!

tony Santoro Nov 07, 2003, 02:33am EST Report Abuse
The war is finally over, AMD has ownd the giant devil intel, AMD will always own us all DOWN WITH THE TYRANT

"Simply the Best PC Processor. Period" - Bill Siu, Intel Vice President -Athlon 64 FX-

- AMD Soldier

Koen Kwak Nov 07, 2003, 04:40am EST Report Abuse
geez tony, do you sleep at night? or is the AMD 64 all you can think about.

There is no war, just competition between good companies
Intel is no tyrant, they dont force you to buy their CPUs

What do you think will happen to AMD when Intel is defeated as you probably would name it?

Prices will go up and development will go slower.

Competition is always good for the market

1 Nov 07, 2003, 11:14am EST Report Abuse
thats true...we need the compitition in order to keep the prices down.....though I personally couldnt imagine prices being any higher then the p4-3.2EE at over $900!



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