Originally Posted by Yoda117
Depends on how soon the athlon comes out for the lappy, though AW has already shown them at various expos already.
The cost increase for the EE makes it unviable. The added performance is only on some applications and at best it's 10%, which isn't worth an extra $650. I'm not sure, but I think that it runs hotter too... but so does the new athlon chip as well.
"One thing that's not hot though is the relatively low maximum thermal power of Athlon 64 FX 53, which at 89W is so much less of a problem for system builders than the 150W or so the 3.4GHz Extreme Edition P4's is rumoured to generate. Intel is accustomed to quoting only nominal thermal power values for its processors, whilst AMD tell the whole story and quote the maximum thermal power that requires dissipation.
The bottom line is that an expensive BTX form factor chassis won't be a prerequisite even for Athlon 64 4000+ or the 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX 55, as they are set to have a maximum thermal power of 105W, which is significantly less than the current 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition (110.8W)."http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=13664
I cant wait for the A64 Alienware mmmmmmmm