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%
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.