Within one month and two days (on 23rd September) AMD will finally launch his Athlon 64. The Inq has some information on the pricing of these fellows ;
WHEN AMD introduces its 3200+ (2GHz) Athlon 64 on the 23rd September, it will charge around $399 for the single channel DDR 754 pin model. In October, it will introduce a 3400+ version of the chip.
And its Athlon 64 FX, which is a 940 pin dual channel DDR chip, is expected to cost over $650, but will not use AMD's "PR" rating.
Meanwhile, the Athlon 64 FX with 939 pins will now launch at the end of the first quarter of next year, and we understand it won't now be compatible with the 940 pin version, meaning a motherboard change.
This chip is currently codenamed San Diego, and had been expected to be released in Q1 of next year.
If it is really true that a socket 940 motherboard will not support the 939 pin Athlon 64 FX, then I see little or no reason in buying a 940 pin Athlon 64 FX in October. Unless this is a false rumour ofcourse.