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    News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    Does it even exist? Pre-order pricing too high? You decide.
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    1) If the price *is* correct, then it's way to high. As you say, it *must* be priced below the i7 920 and preferably as close to £200 as possible...

    2) AM2+?!? I do hope not! That would be a massive backwards step with AM3 parts already on the market!

    Possibly more than one issue with the listing, then...?

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    Not a chance, that's extortionate! Unless it's cheaper than the i7 920 it'll be a very hard sell, you can grab 6GB DDR3 for £60 these days which makes it about the same £/GB price as 1066 DDR2. With memory and the chips the same price the only real cost becomes the extra £50-£100 for an X58 mobo, well worth the extra.

    To be honest though i'm looking at going i7 now, prices have come down nicely! Prices starting from £440 for the chip, board and 6GB RAM really isn't too bad. Only £100 or so more than the 940 and £50 more than going Q9550 with a good board.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    couldn't agree more! It cant be priced above the i7 or the only ppl who will buy it are die hard fans with more money than sense, which i can imagine is a pretty small market.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    I definitely agree with you guys, especially considering the overall upgrade price would be almost as extortionate as the Core i7, having to buy an AM3 motherboard and DDR3 RAM would really heighten the price - the 940 BE sells on Scan for just £185 so most people will just buy that and put it in their current AM2+ motherboards... the 955 (at the said price) makes no sense. At all.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    AM2+? Damn want AM3
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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    The 955 is listed at Ginger6 for pre-order at &#163;202 and at Novatech for &#163;217.

    I expect Scan and ebuyer to be cheaper to be honest when they stock them, although there has to be a major improvement over the 940 as DDR3 isn't overly attractive on its own and the 940 has dropped to &#163;167 at Scan.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    the 955 is listed as AM2+ though so u wont be using DDR3.

    Seems daft they are releasing another high end cpu which is AM2+ when the have made such a big deal about how their platform is still upgradable and isnt gunna die etc etc.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    the 955 is listed as AM2+ though so u wont be using DDR3.
    The 955 is AM3. Mind you a BIOS update will let you run it on AM2+.

    Further to the 940 price, if you go via the shop offers section on Scan it's just &#163;160. Seems a bargain now no matter the pricing of the 955. Not sure the logic of all this TBH.
    Last edited by adidan; 22-04-2009 at 01:06 PM.

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    Re: News - AMD Phenom II 955 surfaces at US etailer, priced at £275

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    The 955 is AM3.
    Source? Edit - found it nevermind

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