Originally Posted by ambitwogunz
well, pics of this system have been floating around since march. Gossip was started last year in the fall. Like with all technology: since this MIGHT be the final specs,it wont go into mass production status and reach a distribution level for another 4-6 months.
Thats if it doesnt get canned.......so it can be upgraded to a next gen vcard.
As far as the price, it should be relatively higher in comparison to a top of the line dtr of now. After all it will be the only amd dtr available.
This particular incarnation (dual-core) has been around since March. But Eurocom (Rock Direct is using the same Clevo model in their ads as Eurocom) has had the 939 notebooks "upcoming" since Aug of last year. But because those specs were never finalized by Clevo, Eurocomm was left with a meaninless ad for a non-existant notebook. It sounds like Clevo is closer to production now than last time, but you shouldn't hold your breath.
The only problem I can see is Clevo dealing with the TDP of the dual-core CPUs from AMD. They are definitely more efficient than the 860's, and I'm aware of individual cores powering down when not in use, but having a 110W TDP at load dual-CPU alone is gonna cause problems. Its easy to see the D900K being limited to certain types of 939 CPU's (90nm Venice/San Diego, for example), where the TDP is 67W. But with 89W and higher CPU's, Luke himself has had experience trying to fit a 130nm 3700 into the 4750 but everything they tried just didn't quite work. Too loud, too much heat, etc.
BTW the MR X800XT has a TDP of ~60W at load, so no-one really has to worry about the heat issues from the VC, it's the CPU where the biggest problems come from.