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    News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    AMD's 45nm Phenom II processor looks set to be a worthy Core 2 challenger, and early prices have surfaced at a UK-based etailer.
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    So they've priced the Black Edition at the same level as the i7 920, so it's still a case of top level AMD vs entry Intel, but it'll cost you somewhere between £100 and £300 less to go AMD purely because it uses older motherboards and RAM...

    I think they might have something here, it's going to be interesting to see the launch overclocking results...

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    When will these be available?

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    January 8th according to the rumour mill

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    Quote Originally Posted by Main View Post
    So they've priced the Black Edition at the same level as the i7 920, so it's still a case of top level AMD vs entry Intel, but it'll cost you somewhere between £100 and £300 less to go AMD purely because it uses older motherboards and RAM...

    I think they might have something here, it's going to be interesting to see the launch overclocking results...
    It might cost you less but I'll wager the performance would be worse. You could get probably get the Core 2 Quad alternative and save the same amount of money but have more performance than a Phenom. And of course the long term TCO is a factor, if the Phenom still uses more power then over a year that can add to the cost differential (more important maybe in a business many PCs than at home).

    Of course we need reviews to see... and as ever AMDs light in the dark is integrated graphics chipsets, but even that is dimming thanks for Nvidia's 9400 for Core 2.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    I'll wait for the benchmarks, I was planning to upgrade to a Core i7 but the cost of an x58 mobo is putting it over budget at the moment. I hadn't anticipated £200+.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    Quote Originally Posted by Animus404 View Post
    I'll wait for the benchmarks, I was planning to upgrade to a Core i7 but the cost of an x58 mobo is putting it over budget at the moment. I hadn't anticipated £200+.
    The cost of X58 motherboards is completely stupid. This is a typical Intel thinking they can charge what they like when there's no one to compete with it...

    This is why AMD must servive and strike back. If Intel had its way, we'd all be paying £200 for motherboards and a further £200 for a CPU..

    I'd rather spend £200 on getting both and suffer a slight performance drop.

    I currently have intel Core2duo but when the new Phenom comes out, as long as the pricing is correct, I will be jumping back on the AMD bandwaggon.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    Same, Core 2 Duo at the moment but might go to AMD if the price is right, really want to wait for the AM3 chips though for the lower power draw.
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    From what I have read the majority of the AM3 chips (upto 2.8GHz) will be available February and the 3GHz (I assume Black Edition) in April.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    same as brewster and plat, except already have the am2+ mobo so after selling the current phenom it will be a nice easy &#163;100 upgrade
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    My next CPU purchase is likely to be an AMD one. But it won't be a Phenom of any sort.

    I wish AMD the best of luck with these new CPUs, even though I doubt they can beat i7s. Personally I am more interested in the energy efficient Athlon range. Will they ever really bring out the Athlon 64 2000 ? Sure, it's single core, but... 8W! One of those with a 780G motherboard seems far more appealing to me right now, than any new high-end CPU.
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    From what I have read the majority of the AM3 chips (upto 2.8GHz) will be available February and the 3GHz (I assume Black Edition) in April.
    I'm in no rush to upgrade

    Did I just say that?
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II listings begin to appear, priced at sub-£200

    I've been impatiently waiting to switch over to an i7 for a while now.. but the pricing of chipsets is shocking.
    I think i'll stick with my current system till they either drop to realistic pricing, or i'll switch back to AMD

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