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Old 07-18-2006, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pricing shake-down: effect of Conroe?

With all the discussion in the forums about Conroe vs AMD, benchmarks, gaming, etc. I haven't seen as much about price, supply and demand. If anyone has some info or speculation, please inform.

My situation: I have an Athlon XP 2000+ palomino that runs hot but hums along okay on Windows XP. With the coming of Windows Vista and future multimeida task (we're having twins in Nov.), I think it'll be sometime this year we upgrade our PC. Conroe sounds great, but I'm thinking there must be a lot of great CPU's that will be left behind for cheap.

My question:
If the top & mid-level Conroe's (X6800 and X6700) can beat a $1K AMD-FX62, what does that do to all the processors' prices now?


In theory, excluding supply problems and buyer ignorance/loyalty, if the two top CPUs are priced at $530 and $1K, all other CPUs should be smooshed inbetween $1 and $530, right?

I think we're gonna see some crazy sales at Newegg. It looks like consumers win big with this, but I feel for the suppliers that have a supply of expensive CPUs if they get stuck eating the markdown.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD has said that the day after that Conroe is released, their prices will drop.

Here is the link where I got my information: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800

Hope this helps.
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Awesome link. Thank you for the on-target reply.
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holy geezies...$159 for a 3800X2...

X2 3800 is like all u really need... unless ur like a video editor or w.e. and stuff
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ya.. those price drops may keep me at amd.. but its not looking too good -_-
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Something just isn't right. If a X2 3800 goes for anywhere around $150, what's going to happen to the massive supply of Celerons, Semprons, other budget CPUs?

Nobody should be buying them! The price/performance sweet spot looks good for a X2 3800, a lot better I imagine than a weaker budget one.

Although, I think I already know the answer to my question. I expect to see stores like bestbuy, staples, etc selling their antiquated models and systems at a discount to lure unknowing buyers (like my parents) to purchase something like a Celeron based system. I expect some crazy sales will be going on this holiday season.
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Well accordin to dailytech, AMD has no more price cuts for the day after conroe, price cuts wont be till 7/24/06f

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3361

sucks cuz i was lookin forward to a $150 3800+
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I just thought this was an interesting article relevant to the topic of this forum:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/365/1/

"I have $300 to spend. E6600 Conroe or 5000+ AM2?"
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...et_AM2_X2.html

ocuk havem to preorder, cant believe the 5000 is only £220 thats so cheap
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I just found something really funny. This really shows how the prices are dropping bigtime! I know it's old but still...

Linkage: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...RCCODE=WEM1157
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