That's less than I paid for my 8890 when it came out... Wow...
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9/16/04 at 7:09pm
Originally Posted by Luke@PCTorque
Ok, here is a little taste for all those wondering:
Before we all get too excited this is not set in stone.
Originally Posted by Pyrobob83
Any ideas what it'd cost to get a more realistically 'top of the line' version? Say for example, 3.6GHz P4, 2GB ram, 2x 60GB 7200rpm drives, DVD-RW and XP Pro?
Originally Posted by Sharakkhal
When there's a non-beta version of 64-bit Windows that shows a performance improvement across the board, that's when 64-bit will be where it's at. As for why not AMD64 first? AMD is lazy and leaves the building of their chipsets to other companies, which means there are not currently any PCI-Express chipsets for AMD, period.
Personally, I'm curious if the 64-bit P4s coming in Q1 will be supported by this chipset/motherboard.
Originally Posted by Shinzon
The PCIe chipset for the Athlon64 will soon be ready. ATI will beginn to ship its RS480 at the end of september and Nvidia (nForce4) and VIA (K8T890Pro) will follow in early Q4. Both VIA and Nvidia will also release a SLI capable chipset in Q4.
So I am hoping that Clevo will soon start working on an Athlon64 counterpart to the NP9860. I personally will wait for that !
In my opinion the new Clevo PCIe looks a little bit clumsy. The Athlon64 version (which I am hoping for) of that bastard should be a little bit thiner (one of the two optical bays could be canceled) and not as angular as the NP9860.
I want a Clevo Athlon64 PCIe Notebook!
|As for why not AMD64 first? AMD is lazy and leaves the building of their chipsets to other companies, which means there are not currently any PCI-Express chipsets for AMD, period.|