AMD Cuts Prices on High-end Processors

AMD has cut prices on its high-end dual-core desktop processors and has announced its new restructuring plans to compensate for reduced quarterly revenue. As usual, prices are in 1,000 unit quantities. The price cuts affect AMD Athlon 64 X2 for single processor desktops and Athlon 64 FX Quad FX processors. Quad FX Athlon 64 FX-74 and FX-72 processors prices drop to $799 and $599 from $999 and $799, respectively. AMD no longer lists the Athlon 64 FX70, the lowest priced pair of Quad FX processors, in its price list. All AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors are now priced under $250:

  • Model ( Previous Price to New Price )
  • X2 6000+ ( $464 to 241 )
  • X2 5600+ ( $326 to $188 )
  • X2 5200+ ( $232 to $178 )
  • X2 5000+ ( $222 to $167 )
  • X2 4800+ ( $217 to $136 )
  • X2 4400+ ( $170 to $121 )
  • X2 4000+ ( $144 to $104 )
  • X2 3800+ ( $113 to $83 )
  • X2 3600+ ( $102 to $73 )
News source: DailyTech

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Hurmoth said,
Wow! The X2 6000+ went from $464 to 241. Now that's worth an upgrade.

I think AMD finally found a sweet spot against the C2D--for now.

E6700 - $509
6000+ - $239! (Newegg)

You might be better off getting a 5600+ for $189 though, because it can be overclocked to 6000+ speeds.

Only trouble is (for AMD), Intel is about to cut prices and release new C2Ds within weeks.

Nienor said,
Yea, the K10 family.
Anyway, it's also the fact that the 6000+ can only compete with the E6600...

E6600 kick it with little overclock

Nienor said,
Yea, the K10 family.
Anyway, it's also the fact that the 6000+ can only compete with the E6600...

Sad thing is, even with the new Barcelona cores, AMD will only manage to match Intels current Core2s in single and dual socket setups. And take the lead in 4 socket, but that's always been the case because of Hypertransport and the memory controller on the cpus.

This little push won't last though, Intels new 45nm is coming, and they're moving the FSB up to 1600mhz, won't do much for 4S systems, but 1S and 2S will see a big boost when it comes to memory heavy work.

Whatever the case, although price cuts are good for us, if AMD keeps cutting at this rate, they'll cut themselves out of business.

GP007 said,

Sad thing is, even with the new Barcelona cores, AMD will only manage to match Intels current Core2s in single and dual socket setups. And take the lead in 4 socket, but that's always been the case because of Hypertransport and the memory controller on the cpus.

This little push won't last though, Intels new 45nm is coming, and they're moving the FSB up to 1600mhz, won't do much for 4S systems, but 1S and 2S will see a big boost when it comes to memory heavy work.

Whatever the case, although price cuts are good for us, if AMD keeps cutting at this rate, they'll cut themselves out of business.

Dont forget that intel is going to start putting the memory controller in its processors also starting with the extreme edition of its processors.

majortom1981 said,
Dont forget that intel is going to start putting the memory controller in its processors also starting with the extreme edition of its processors.
In 2008 sir... don't jump too fast. It will need a new Socket for this, Socket B (LGA 1336). They can't put a memory controller without making the pins for it.

so lame if only these price wars actually effected shops globally selling them. i really want to upgrade to a dual core but too late with the 939 not being produced

I don't know what budget do you have, but with these prices you can get a X2 6000+ with a motherboard for less than Core 2 Duo E6600.

Holy Cow!!! 241 for a 6000+??? Sure it may be slower than that particular duo I had my eyes set on, but this is definately gonna improve on some of my Northwoods! Watch while I have some fun!

well the 6600 is reportedly dropping to around 229 in a couple of weeks, so that 6000+ will not be that easy a sell for long

although one must come down in price to force the other to yay for competition!

Does anyone have a reference to the BTUs thrown by this puppy as compared to a 4200? I have an HP computer that I'd like to upgrade the CPU, but only if the standard cooling methods will still suffice.

I wish here in the UK we could get them for the same price in £'s to exchange with $'s.

I was thinking of building a new system for myself and giving this rig to my daughter, be nice to get them for the equivalent.

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