When KitGuru ran a preliminary analysis of the price/performance for the AMD FX-9590, we calculated a bang-per-buck based only on early info from the channel. The conclusion at that stage was clear: The price was well out. Now that has changed – and in a big way.
The idea of a processor that can Turbo to 5GHz straight from the box is very appealing.
The idea of a price tag around £700 would be enough to turn off Jerry Sanders himself.
A posting has just gone up on Aria's web site to say that a MASSIVE price cut has been declared by AMD.
Calculating backwards, it looks like the drop from AMD on the FX-9590 is close to $500.
That's the channel price.
For AMD enthusiasts, it means that your FX-9590 is now likely to be available for as little as £299 inc vat!
KitGuru says: Perfect. Exactly the news that any AMD fanboi would have been looking for. This $500 drop is just what the KitGuru ordered.
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