More AMD price cuts announced, Athlon 64 X2 targeted

AMD has publish yet another set of price cuts this time for its mid- to high-end dual-core desktop CPUs, the Athlon 64 X2. A recently as January 22, AMD announced similar cuts for its lower-end desktop models, and on February 7 the company slashed prices for its Opteron series server-targeted processors. The price cuts published on AMD's website today begin with the Athlon 64 X2 5600+, currently the top-end processor in the range, falling in price from US$505 to US$326, while the next highest model, the 5400+ is reduced even further from US$485 to US$267.

The 5200+ and the two versions of the 5000+ (based on 90nm and 65nm processes) each see their prices cut by US$63, from US$295 to US$232 for the 5200+ and from US$285 to US$222 for both 5000+ models. Continuing further down the series prices fall in the range of US$14 to US$33. Additionally, two single-core models, the Athlon 64 3800+ and 3500+, have also been reduced slightly by US$8 and US$3 respectively. Also AMD has added a new low-end single-core model, the Athlon 64 3200+, which runs at a speed of 2GHz, at a cost of US$78 in both socket 939 and AM2 variations

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News source: DigiTimes

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