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p00lb0y
December 7th 04, 12:53 PM
I was wondering if someone has some understanding why the AMD 3500+
Winchester Core 939 pin is approximately $300US while the 3200+
Winchester Core 939 is closer to $200US? This is a rather large price
gap for the performance difference.

Are there some inherent features or capabilities with the multiplier or
other internals that justify the nearly 50% price premium for the 3500+
with respect to only a 10% core processor speed bump (2.0 GHz on the
3200+ and 2.2 GHz on the 3500+)?

Other factors?

Thanks in advance.

General Schvantzkoph
December 7th 04, 02:21 PM
On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 11:53:37 +0000, p00lb0y wrote:

> I was wondering if someone has some understanding why the AMD 3500+
> Winchester Core 939 pin is approximately $300US while the 3200+
> Winchester Core 939 is closer to $200US? This is a rather large price
> gap for the performance difference.
>
> Are there some inherent features or capabilities with the multiplier or
> other internals that justify the nearly 50% price premium for the 3500+
> with respect to only a 10% core processor speed bump (2.0 GHz on the
> 3200+ and 2.2 GHz on the 3500+)?
>
> Other factors?
>
> Thanks in advance.

Look at it from a system cost standpoint. If you look at the cost of a
system the price difference is less than 10%. Example, I've been pricing a
3500+ system at Newegg. The total system cost is $1278, the sample system
with a 3200+ would cost $1190, that's less than 10% more expensive for a
10% increase in performance.


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December 7th 04, 06:16 PM
On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 11:53:37 GMT, p00lb0y >
wrote:

>I was wondering if someone has some understanding why the AMD 3500+
>Winchester Core 939 pin is approximately $300US while the 3200+
>Winchester Core 939 is closer to $200US? This is a rather large price
>gap for the performance difference.
>
>Are there some inherent features or capabilities with the multiplier or
>other internals that justify the nearly 50% price premium for the 3500+
>with respect to only a 10% core processor speed bump (2.0 GHz on the
>3200+ and 2.2 GHz on the 3500+)?
>
>Other factors?
>
>Thanks in advance.

The usual procedure is for companies to pay top dollar while
enthusiasts buy the lower multiplier models and overclock with a good
motherboard.

Take your pick.

JohnOfArc
December 9th 04, 03:15 AM
On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 08:21:51 -0500, General Schvantzkoph wrote:

> Look at it from a system cost standpoint. If you look at the cost of a
> system the price difference is less than 10%. Example, I've been pricing a
> 3500+ system at Newegg. The total system cost is $1278, the sample system
> with a 3200+ would cost $1190, that's less than 10% more expensive for a
> 10% increase in performance.
>
nah, you're paying a 50% premium for a 10% gain in processor speed, which
is, as you well know, only one factor in overall system performance. Bang
for buck wise, that's a terrible ROI.

--
I yustabe+me, but I was never Y-O-U

Wookie
December 15th 04, 03:25 PM
If you're looking for the best deal get a Semipron .. if you want the best
CPU get a 939.

"JohnOfArc" > wrote in message
. ..
> On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 08:21:51 -0500, General Schvantzkoph wrote:
>
>> Look at it from a system cost standpoint. If you look at the cost of a
>> system the price difference is less than 10%. Example, I've been pricing
>> a
>> 3500+ system at Newegg. The total system cost is $1278, the sample system
>> with a 3200+ would cost $1190, that's less than 10% more expensive for a
>> 10% increase in performance.
>>
> nah, you're paying a 50% premium for a 10% gain in processor speed, which
> is, as you well know, only one factor in overall system performance. Bang
> for buck wise, that's a terrible ROI.
>
> --
> I yustabe+me, but I was never Y-O-U