TG Daily reports prices for AMD's Athlon 64 FX processors rose a bit last week:
Chicago (IL) - As AMD and consumers get ready for the release of the FX-70, FX-72, and FX-74 processors, prices for the existing FX-62 and FX-60 products rose in absolute dollar values more than any other processors that we looked at for this week's processor performance charts. At this time, it makes a lot of sense to hold off on buying an FX processor until the release of the new models later this month.
Earlier today, we published some information on near- and mid-term AMD's processor plans, which especially affect the very high-end desktop CPU range. But there are not only new processors but also chips that will be phased out - including the FX-60 and FX-62, which will leave us by the end of the year: Socket 1207 processors supporting the upcoming 4x4 platform will be replacing the AM2-based FX models and enabling AMD enthusiasts to run four processor cores in their computers. For example, the upcoming FX-70 has a speed of 2.6 GHz, while the FX-72 clocks in at 2.8 GHz and the FX-74 at 3.0 GHz. The FX-60 and 62 run at clock speeds of 2.6 GHz and 2.8 GHz, respectively.