AMD Slashes CPU Prices

AMD has just posted their latest CPU pricing list, and has slashed prices across the board for Desktop chips. All Athlon X2's are now priced under $200 US. The Athlon X2 6000+ now costs $178 per unit, down from $241 when purchased in quantities of 1000. Pricing on mobile processors remains unchanged.

These price cuts come just days before Intel is expected to cut prices on their CPU line, and highlight new processors featuring a 1333MHz FSB. Preliminary pricing charts based on a July 22nd drop-date have Intel offering their Q6600 quad-core chip for $266 US, and all Core 2 Duo desktop chips with the exception of the 3.0GHz E6850 priced below $200 US.

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AMD is trying to be a better value vs the cpu's that are "close" to there CPU's.

Example the Amd Athlon X2 6000+ is slightly behind but very close to the Intel Core 2 Duo e6700 when it comes to performance. The Amd Athlon X2 6000+ now costs $164 where the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 costs around $269. This makes the AMD the winner when you do price/performance ratio's.

It's when you go "higher" that Amd can't compete with Intel. What AMD is doing since they lost the speed crown, is make sure that when you look at the value of there cpu's there better in price when compared to there Intel equivalent chip.

If you made a budget of $300+ for a cpu... you will be looking at an Intel, but if you have a $200 budget for a cpu, you have both AMD & Intel as an option and AMD would be very affordable.

But come July 22... Intel will drop the price on the Intel E6850 to $183... Which put them close to price again. AMD had to make these price cuts now.

I upgraded my computer at least once a year for the longest time, until finally something happened. It became fast enough to do anything I wanted and upgrading became a pointless waste of money. Haven't upgraded in three years now and still perfectly satisfied.

now do i wanna buy a amd x2 6000 or buy a core 2 duo 6700 with a new mobo hmmmm this is something ill have to think hard on since im not really a overclocker

You could probably compare the AMD 6000+ to the C2D E6600. The E6600 still beats the AMD 6000+. I do not think the increase in price to the E6700 is even close to worth it.

Or wait two weeks and get an E6850 @ 3 GHz stock for under $300. That is a great deal!

wordup48 said,
You could probably compare the AMD 6000+ to the C2D E6600. The E6600 still beats the AMD 6000+. I do not think the increase in price to the E6700 is even close to worth it.

Or wait two weeks and get an E6850 @ 3 GHz stock for under $300. That is a great deal!

good idea whats another 2 weeks

That's why I'm building a new computer in mid-to-late August =P But I want the new Core 2 Duo with 1333MHz FS ... But now I just have to focus on finishing my exams :(

EDIT:

For now my AMD Athlon 64 3800+ will do =P It cost me about 350€ 2 years ago

And it's not waiting until 2020 to get your next computer but if you're not in a rush and an announced price cut or a little revision of some of the key components of your new machine is around the corner it's worth waiting

"The Athlon X2 6000+ now costs $178 per unit, down from $241 when purchased in quantities of 1000."

Quantities of 1000. Not for a single chip. :ponder:

Optix Illusion said,
"The Athlon X2 6000+ now costs $178 per unit, down from $241 when purchased in quantities of 1000."

Quantities of 1000. Not for a single chip. :ponder:

That means for retail business, such as newegg, which is currently selling the 6000+ @ $169.99 even cheaper!

maudit said,

That means for retail business, such as newegg, which is currently selling the 6000+ @ $169.99 even cheaper!


Yup.

This is probably a dumb question, but when do you guys think this will affect brand name computer prices? How long is it going to take for this price cut to come back to the consumers (who aren't upgrading themselves or making their own)?

Ayepecks said,
This is probably a dumb question, but when do you guys think this will affect brand name computer prices? How long is it going to take for this price cut to come back to the consumers (who aren't upgrading themselves or making their own)?

have you been paying attention the past few years?

prices were insane until the late 90s, but now things have leveled out.

lower CPU prices will have zero impact on computer prices.

just because part "A" dropped in price, means they may use more expensive part "B", "C", and "D", possibly resulting in HIGHER computer prices.


Xenomorph said,
have you been paying attention the past few years?

prices were insane until the late 90s, but now things have leveled out.

lower CPU prices will have zero impact on computer prices.

just because part "A" dropped in price, means they may use more expensive part "B", "C", and "D", possibly resulting in HIGHER computer prices.


Thanks for the response, but all you had to do was say the last two statements.

Xenomorph said,
prices were insane until the late 90s, but now things have leveled out.

lower CPU prices will have zero impact on computer prices.

Yes they do. Remember when Dell shipped their first AMD computers? They were $100 cheaper.

AltecXP said,
I'm waiting for Intels prices to come out, but 6000+ for $178 is itempting.

True. But man, such awsome CPU's for so little money its a must! I gotta build an AMD system sooon!!

Lol in fact I got it bout same price as it is now as I used google checkout during its intial launch in the UK where you saved £10 on an order...so works out bout the same price seeings the offer isnt on anymore. But yeah min after you've bought something there's always a better deal sadly.

lunamonkey said,
I once paid £128 for 128mb of Ram :p
and £200 for 20gig hard drive. It's crazy now what you can buy.

and even crazier that it's still not enough!