Athlon 64 X2 3600+ coming soon below $150?

A leaked AMD price list obtained by HKEPC shows pricing
for a new Athlon 64 X2 3600+ processor
. Rumors surrounding this chip
have made the rounds since late June.
While it is currently an OEM-only processor, the Athlon 64 X2 3600+ will
reportedly see a retail launch on Socket AM2 “in the short coming
future.” The leaked price list is in Hong Kong dollars, and it shows a
price equivalent to $149 for the chip. However, the Athlon 64 X2 3800+
is listed for the equivalent of $160 (while its U.S. price is $153,)
suggesting Hong Kong prices are a little higher than their U.S.
counterparts. If the Athlon 64 X2 3600+ is priced accordingly, it could dip further below $150 in the U.S to better compete with Intel’s Pentium D 915, which has a 1000-unit
price
of just $133.

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    • Proesterchen
    • 15 years ago

    Not the end yet. I expect $89 OEM DCs from AMD within the next 6 1/2 months.

    • 5150
    • 15 years ago

    Must. See. Overclocking potential…

    • crabjokeman
    • 15 years ago

    Socket 939? Seriously, I’m looking to upgrade to a cheap dual-core so I can do more things while encoding.

    To AMD: again, if people have to buy a new motherboard/memory, they’re probably going with Intel.

      • danazar
      • 15 years ago

      There’s always the X2 3800+, which will be there for a while yet. It’s not like they’re not offering anything for 939 anymore.

        • Flying Fox
        • 15 years ago

        It seems to me those S939 X2’s are being snatched up in a breakneck pace. I really don’t know if they will run out soon. 😮

    • Shintai
    • 15 years ago

    More dualcores for the people! Cant be long before dualcore is the standard in all segments.

      • nerdrage
      • 15 years ago

      Now, if game designers would just use that second core for some decent AI, we’d hopefully see a nice increase in the quality of gameplay. But dual-core will need to be a game requirement (and hence, nearly universal) for that to happen because it’s not as though gamers with old single-core CPUs could just disable the AI like they can with fancy graphics.

        • Flying Fox
        • 15 years ago

        There are lots of people do things on their computers other than games who need dual core processors.

          • albundy
          • 15 years ago

          ie. watching 2 pr0n movies at once?

            • droopy1592
            • 15 years ago

            more like watching 12

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