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.More details over here.
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.
AMD Athlon 64 FX prices jump as AMD readies 4x4
Posted on Tuesday, November 07 2006 @ 1:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck