AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 & 3800+: Socket 939 Has Arrived
18 November 2006
Conclusion: As you can see, the least expensive Socket 939 CPU weighs in at $500 in 1KU quantities. Considering the on-board cache of the standard Athlon 64's has shrunk to 512K with the "Newcastle" core, which resulted in a 44% reduction in die size, we hope AMD aggressively slashes prices to make the Athlon 64 accessible to a larger audience. After all, the standard Athlon 64 should also be much less expensive to produce.
Conclusion: Rev. E Athon 64 processors, however, are currently somewhat more expensive than Newcastle or Winchester based processors. The price different isn't huge, somewhere in the neighborhood of 5% - 15%, but it's definitely there. In time though, we're sure the price of Rev. E Athlon 64s will drop accordingly. Should you want to stay on the cutting edge, just be prepared to pay a small premium for a new processor based on the Venice core.
Conclusion: With the introduction of the Socket 939 processors AMD have created another excellent product. Those of you who are out looking for a new CPU can't really go wrong with the 3800, it's top of the range, it's 64-Bit ready for the upcoming 64-Bit version of Windows and performs superbly.
Pros: Speed, Great for gaming, 64-Bit, Virus Protection
Conclusion: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ - Page 10 - Conclusion AMD Athlon 64 3800+ AMD's Athlon 3800+ is undoubtedly one of the best processors you can acquire for your computer. With its only drawback being its price (around $660), even if it's cheaper than the FX-53, it's still a large amount of money that right now, only enthusiasts are likely to fork out for a new processor.