News: AMD Quad FX Hits Retail

sdy284 - January 4, 2007 11:07AM in CPU's, OCC News
The Tech Report reports AMD Quad FX processors and accompany motherboard are available in retail. All is not well for AMD’s Quad FX platform though. While the Athlon 64 FX-70 series and ASUS L1N64-SLI WS are available in retail there’s a steep price premium on processors and the required motherboard. There are only two retailers that carry the necessary Quad FX products too: Newegg and ZipZoomFly. AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series processors of all speed grades are available from Newegg while ZipZoomFly only has the Athlon 64 FX-70 in stock. Obtaining the required ASUS L1N64-SLI WS is a challenge as neither retailer has it in stock.  Pricing of the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS is $429.99 and $379.99 from Newegg and ZipZoomFly respectively: $30-80 higher than the expected $349.99 MSRP.