And if we don't get hit with too much of a Canadian price penalty.....If XFR lives up to its hype the 1700 and 1600 are going to be killer good deals. Just wish they made a '1900' 10/20 beast as I am itching to replace my 6950X with an AMD.
I saw that this morning also $209-$99ish USD but with ram taking a leap along with the US/CDN exchange rate I think I'll be waiting it out even if the ipc performance is all it's hyped up to be.There's some leaked ASUS motherboard pricing out in the wild as well.
IMO motherboard/chipset pricing has always been where AMD shines. It's been forever since we had a real new chipset release from them so many folks have probably forgotten about the traditional full featured yet affordable platform AMD has often brought to the table.