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AMD Slashes Prices on Selected CPUs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 9 comments

AMD has ever so quietly updated its CPU pricing list, dropping the price on several of its processors. But which ones, you ask? Well, read on to find out.

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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    tekk236 , 21 August 2010 05:55
    So affordable CPU's are more affordable now? Awesome.
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    ulysses35 , 21 August 2010 07:21
    "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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    Lewis57 , 21 August 2010 07:40
    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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    Dandalf , 21 August 2010 07:53
    dammit i just bought a 965!! lol :( 
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    alexinnes , 21 August 2010 07:56
    daaamn just got a 955 black edition :(  oh well
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    sirkillalot , 21 August 2010 19:29
    kewl, keep im coming
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    guanyu210379 , 23 August 2010 14:49
    Let see how Intel will react to this!
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    Anonymous , 23 August 2010 15:56
    Can we get rid of these f!"£$&*%ing spam advertiser !!!!!!!!
    They post on several forums, whit there name and or business to go to, so it's easy to sent a stop or I'll take you to court letter.
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    smalltime0 , 23 August 2010 19:14
    kempeCan we get rid of these f!"£$&*%ing spam advertiser !!!!!!!!They post on several forums, whit there name and or business to go to, so it's easy to sent a stop or I'll take you to court letter.

    you are assuming that the spammers are located in a country which has anti-spam laws... it could be an estonian based country posting everywhere.