Get an Athlon 3000+ Winchester


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_Anandtech just reviewed the new Winchester chips, this is a 90nm Athlon in socket 939, with a MSI Neo2 Platinum, OCZ Platinum Rev 2 DDR3200 memory, its a screamer with a huge overclock. has them for about $170 in the OEM version. Of course, to be really cook, you have to wait for the new nForce4 chipset that will bring PCI Express to Athlon. That announced October 19._
They will love the new 90nm chips because they can buy a 3000 running at 1.8GHz for less than $200 and still have a good chance of reaching 2.6GHz with very little effort with the same chip. 2.6GHz is faster than any current Athlon 64, and it is, in fact, the speed that we expect from the upcoming FX55 - the new Athlon 64 top-of-the-line. It's been a while since we've seen this kind of headroom on an AMD chip, and those who were waiting for 90nm to get a magic overclocker will get in line to buy the new 90nm 3000 .