AMD Drops, But Also Increases Prices of Some Processors

In a rather rare move in the x86 processor industry, AMD is now charging more money for two of its A4-series Llano APUs. The dual-core 2.5 GHz A4-3300 processor is now listed for a tray price of $66, up from $64. The dual-core 2.7 GHz A4-3400 is priced at $71, up from $69 before. However, the triple-core A6-3500 (2.1 GHz) was lowered from $89 to $85.

Apparently, AMD currently sees demand for its dual-core Llanos, which may be indicative of the price change.

New in the FM1 line is the Athlon II X4 651, which is clocked at 3.0 GHz and has a TDP of 100 watts. The chip is priced at $92. In comparison, the quad-core A8-3850 with 2.9 GHz is currently priced at $135.

AMD also dropped the price of its 6-core FX-6100 processor from $165 to $155.

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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    three0dusterLets make them all the same price, because they are all equally worthless on single threaded applications!

    Go troll somewhere else!

    On topic: Not much to say about this, they are just trying to find the sweet spot with their prices, so yeah. Take advantage of the current drop in the 6 core chip if you were shopping for one.
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  • aldaia
    fazers_on_stun AMD is positioning itself to be profitable at the low end.

    This is actually the segment to make money. Even the low end has more compute power than 90% of the users need. Though, 90% of Tom's reader's may not agree.
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  • de5_Roy
    zambezi prices are still too high.
    an athlon ii for fm1 seems strange. socket fm1 deserves a 3+ ghz, 3-4 core llano(the ones with igp), not an athlon ii. or may be a 32 nm phenom ii x2-x4(without igp) for fm1 - that'd be awesome.
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  • three0duster
    Lets make them all the same price, because they are all equally worthless on single threaded applications!
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  • de5_Roy
    zambezi prices are still too high.
    an athlon ii for fm1 seems strange. socket fm1 deserves a 3+ ghz, 3-4 core llano(the ones with igp), not an athlon ii. or may be a 32 nm phenom ii x2-x4(without igp) for fm1 - that'd be awesome.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    three0dusterLets make them all the same price, because they are all equally worthless on single threaded applications!

    Go troll somewhere else!

    On topic: Not much to say about this, they are just trying to find the sweet spot with their prices, so yeah. Take advantage of the current drop in the 6 core chip if you were shopping for one.
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