AMD Plans Major CPU Price Drops Day After "Conroe"

Submitted by member oddcrap with thanks to Blackima for first reporting this in BPN.

AMD will drastically cut prices on its desktop processors after the July 23rd release of Intel's Core 2 Duo Conroe processors. The memos that DailyTech has secured are between AMD and Japanese system manufacturers and indicate the following price cuts will become effective July 24th, 2006:

  • AMD Athlon 64 price cuts will receive price cut up to 30%

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 will receive price cuts up to 50%

  • AMD Sempron processors will receive price cuts up to 15%

The memos only mention the AM2 processors; however the AM2 parts are now priced identically with Socket 939 components.  AMD has previously indicated that the aim of the AM2 processors was to be price competitive with its legacy components. Several of the dual-core components do not show a price drop, but it's possible AMD has just not announced the pricing on these processors yet.  The Athlon 64 FX model line will not receive any price reduction.

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News source: DailyTech

Update from the EIC 12/06/2006: Digitimes is also running a story on this subject, claiming the Athlon 64 3800+ will fall to prices as  low as $152, and that a similar performing Pentium D 945 will run for $163 at the same time.  

For a full breakdown of the prices, please visit the source of this article.

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