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Opteron prices to rise :(

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by ben_j_davis, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. ben_j_davis

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  2. Otacon

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    Well, the good news is that the X2s are coming down (for those that aren't interested in major clocking).

    Still, I guess it's to be expected. Supply and demand.
     
  3. ben_j_davis

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    Thats the only good thing. Might have to purchase my Opteron sooner than i expected.
     
  4. aphex

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    Noo I was planning to get one in a few weeks :(
     
  5. lee87

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    That only leaves 4 days to order before the price increase. :(
    I might order a opteron 144 later today.
     
  6. Otacon

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    That will be price increase to distributors I'll bet, you'll have a little cushion before the hike hits us consumers while the retailers get rid of their current stock.


    ..that is of course, if they have any.
     
  7. hogfather

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    Besides, they'll raise the price of any old stock to current levels anyway, they love a profit.
     
  8. lemonkettaz

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    news that x2s may come down in price is good news to me.

    next cpu for me is definitely an x2. was hoping for a 4000-4600 x2 processor
     
  9. Naan_H

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    OCUK have upped their 144 prices by £35 in the last two weeks, so looks like a sign of bad times to come; glad i have one already :) !
     
  10. ben_j_davis

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    Yeah i noticed that as well, was £117 with VAT when i looked yesterday, sneeky buggars.
     
  11. chopchop

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    funny how other sites are selling them for less than £100....
     
  12. Devlish

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    lol.
     
  13. Naan_H

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    Yes i know, i got my CABNE 144 for <£100 last week.To be honest tho stocks are getting lower and lower, so they can up the prices if they want. Its upto to the consumer to pay the price!
     
  14. DrEvil

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    Typical - I read this after ordering a 4400+... :rolleyes:

    Ho hum nevermind...
     
  15. Nixeh

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    Aww this seriously sucks :(
     
  16. PanMaster

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    Same here, silicon hardly keeps its value, not something to invest in.
     
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  17. chex

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    in a slightly related note

    they really are going all out
     
  18. Super Tigers

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    AMD do NOT want enthusiasts buying server quality chips built with the best silicon. They want us to buy the standard cpus which have better margins, as they have far more lower quality wafers than the best high spec wafers used for the Opterons. Simple fact is AMD haven't got enough qulaity wafers to satisfy the demand for Opterons from the enthusiast market and the Server market,

    So if you want top quality silicon you are definately going to be paying a PREMIUM price or make do with standard quality A64 and X2s.

    Pays your money and takes your choice.

    Rob H
     
  19. nogs

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    I think I'll hold on to my two spare Optys 146's untill the price inflates :)
     
  20. Super Tigers

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    I suspect the market for good clocking Opteron 146,148 will be very buoyant. I expect to new 146s leveling out at about £160inc vat. But if the price of x2 3800s drop below £200 as predicted then I can increased sales of dual core cpus.
    If you have a good clocking Opteron that will hit 3ghz then I would hold onto it, because its value is going to rise.

    Rob H