AMD cuts desktop CPU prices by up to 25%

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today released price cuts for its line of desktop PC-use processors, including the Sempron and Athlon 64 lines. In addition, the chip vendor noted that production of Socket-A Semprons will be completely phased out by the end of the third quarter. Prices for AMD's mainstream Sempron lineup fell by up to 25%. In addition, AMD cut prices for dual-core Athlon 64x2 processors 8-12%. AMD also launched the Athlon 64x2 3800+ processor, which at US$354, is the company's lowest priced dual-core processor. Unit prices for AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 3000+ and 3200+ remained unchanged, whereas prices for faster Athlon 64 CPUs dropped 11-22%.

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News source: DigiTimes

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