Originally Posted by MrCoffee
I guess it depends on prices really. I guess there isn't much chance of those quad core parts (Phenom X4 2300 2.3 Agena 120 AM2/AM2+ 65nm SOI 4X(64+64) 4X512 2048 August 07) being £200 or less :-/
I don't want to spend more than around £800 on the parts if I can help it. My concern about the K10 system would be that I could end up waiting a long time... Chip release August - then wait for chipsets - then wait for price drops...
My current system as you can see in my sig is, majorly old, i'm very eager to replace it.
Do we have any idea what the performance difference between one of those x2 parts and a conroe will be?
well AMD just started introducing em to us now with better specs, proberably no one has em and we can't test em.
But from the specs, these CPU's will have L3 cache and a 4000mhz HT bus. These days, you would only find L3 cache on those Intel Itanium Servers.
Though since AMD haven't been making much profit lately, they would put some what high prices on these CPUs but AMD will have completly switched over to 65nm proccess but then, it wouldn't been outragously high. Proberly 1.9ghz will be $250+ im guessing.
I got a pretty old comp as well i want to replace as well. Throughbred Sempron stock 1.5ghz oced all the way to 2.5ghz and a Radeon 9600SE. Me thinking its worth the wait ill just wait a little longer...