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A64 - 754 - stop production

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Jess1313

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Hey is AMD going to quite producing the a64 for the 754 boards, the Sempron ( I believe) is out for this platform & was wandering if they would quite the 64 & only have it for 939.
 

gunman

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well their still making socket A's arent they? They might scale back production but never quit it for a while
 

Sjaak

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the question is 'when - exactly' The sempr0n might have quite a long life (see the duron - a couple of years) as a budget line on socket 754.

It is going down eventually, but when, IMO, depends on the succes of Sempron
 

Buhammot

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From what I remember reading, the Semprons will NOT have 64-bit. As far as much else, I cannot remember what article I was reading, but it will be the only newer generation of processors that is not 64 bit. Even Intel's budget line is supposed to have 64 bit when they ever get there.
 
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Jess1313

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Yes the Semprons are 32bit, they should run for awail & it is suppost to take the AXPs
place in the market. I just wander if the 64s will stop, they have no 939 mobiles that I know off so maybe they will keep the mobile 754 CPUs. I dont like the thought of a $500 to $800 (939) CPU myself. I also dont want to go back to 32bit.
 

Sjaak

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if AMD chooses to make the sempr0n 64 bit (like intel will probably do with the celeron) then it will be alot more competitive, and probably a pretty good overclocker with a good price.
 
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Jess1313

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Sjaak said:
if AMD chooses to make the sempr0n 64 bit (like intel will probably do with the celeron) then it will be alot more competitive, and probably a pretty good overclocker with a good price.

Yes but they are suppost o be 32bit. But I believe 9NM, witch should make for great overclockers.
 

Sjaak

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jess1313 said:
Yes but they are suppost o be 32bit. But I believe 9NM, witch should make for great overclockers.


if they make them 32 bit only, alot of consumers will go with the almost evenly priced celeron (look at the roadmaps - AMD plans to keep sempr0n fairly expensive compared to duron), because the celeron WILL have 64 bit. That should almost force AMD to make the sempr0n 64 bit as well.
 

madman22

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CandymanCan said:
Conserding prices on the A64 Newcastles are so cheap, and they will probly go down even more later on why would anyone buy a Semrpon.


thats why AMD is using a different "PR" system than they are using on the A64, i looks the same, but the same "numbers" will confuse regular people and they will get the sempron thinking its faster than an A64, just because the "PR" rating is higher.