AMD Slashes Prices on Selected CPUs

This round of CPU price cuts affects just a few desktop processors. According to Tech Report, the biggest drop was on Athlon II X4 640, which was cut by $22, from $122 to $100 per 1,000 units.

Two Phenom IIs had their prices cut by $20; the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition fell from $165 to $145, while the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition dropped to $165 from $185.

Four more processors also saw their prices drop, with the Athlon X2 255, Athlon X2 260, Athlon X3 445 seeing drops of $3, $7 and $10. Their respective prices now lie at $66, $69 and $76. The Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition saw its price fall to $93 down from $103.

Digitimes cites sources in the motherboard industry that the cuts are a defense against competition from Intel.

Source: Tech Report / Digitimes

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  • So affordable CPU's are more affordable now? Awesome.
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  • "AMD is now even more Bang for Buck than intel then" - but still dont produce a chip that can compete with Intel's offerings
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  • ulysses35"AMD is now even more Bang for Buck than intel then" - but still dont produce a chip that can compete with Intel's offerings


    We're mostly gamers here right? Then Intels performance CPUs mean nothing. Bang for buck is what is needed, especially in the middle of a recession.
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