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A Drop In Amd Cpu Prices?

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Hey peeps,


I am checking newegg now and it seems that there is a price decrease in AMD CPUS, which is great news. haha... Who doesn't like a price drop? I know I like them.. I'm thinking about buying a 64X2 now. But I think I will wait until software used by dual cores widens. Also, I'm sure the price would decrease even further by then. Just to list some price drops

AMD'S 64X2 Cores

3800: 347 --> [url="http://www.overclockersclub.com/link/?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103562"]335[/url]
4200: 473 --> [url="http://www.overclockersclub.com/link/?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103547"]403[/url]
4400: 526 --> [url="http://www.overclockersclub.com/link/?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103546"]497[/url]

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That Sucks, but though I cited only X2 processors. There was a price drop amongst single cores as well. For example, the 64 3500 was 219 last month an not it's 203. Grrr.. haha... Should have waited. I may have bought the 3800.

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i personally dont think X2 are even worth buying unless your a CAD worker, DIY photoshoper, or movie maker. It doesnt help much in games or basic operations. unless they make it so both cores run at the same time instead of having a special program that can use the 2 cores and others that only use 1.

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Both cores do run at the same time, it's not within the cpu makers ability to control what application programmers do, or do not, decide to make use of.

Any moderate-heavy multitasker will see a benifit from two cores.

[quote]aren't the discontinuing the 3000+ series as well?[/quote]

Don't know. I haven't heard anything about that.

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[quote name='Gir' date='Oct 26 2005, 05:01 PM']aren't the discontinuing the 3000+ series as well?
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I sure as heck hope not

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here is where dual cores will help.

run a full-on virus scan,
and play any game you want.

you can get anything done and still play any game and see NO performance hit. thats the benefit. you wnat to convert files of a video format to something burnable on DVD? that'll take 20 minutes or even longer for a full DVD. and that uses 100% of the CPU normally....well guess what? now you can go play unreal tournament while processing that file....no more of this one or the other nonsense.

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