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AMD Slashes Prices on Selected CPUs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 85 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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    xaero1ne , August 20, 2010 8:59 PM
    X4 965 BE @ 165 is a pretty sweet deal
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    NapoleonDK , August 20, 2010 9:07 PM
    Quote:
    ...that the cuts are a defense against competition from Intel.
    What competition?
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    AMW1011 , August 20, 2010 9:18 PM
    Wow, $145 for a 955. That makes damn near any other processor a waste of money.
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  • 35 Hide
    xaero1ne , August 20, 2010 8:59 PM
    X4 965 BE @ 165 is a pretty sweet deal
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    NapoleonDK , August 20, 2010 9:07 PM
    Quote:
    ...that the cuts are a defense against competition from Intel.
    What competition?
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    mrecio , August 20, 2010 9:10 PM
    yea the price drops are great, these chips have even more value now especially the big 20$ drops on the X4 Phenoms. Meanwhile Core2Quads are still $200+ for anything with a 6mb cache or higher. Lower your prices INTEL jeez
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    mikeangs2004 , August 20, 2010 9:14 PM
    I remember buying a C2Q 9550 for $210 but now prices went up a bit for Intel
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    AMW1011 , August 20, 2010 9:18 PM
    Wow, $145 for a 955. That makes damn near any other processor a waste of money.
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    AMW1011 , August 20, 2010 9:18 PM
    NapoleonDKWhat competition?


    I think he means, what NEW competition. Since products have remained pretty constant for awhile now, I'm not sure.
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    nevertell , August 20, 2010 9:25 PM
    mrecioyea the price drops are great, these chips have even more value now especially the big 20$ drops on the X4 Phenoms. Meanwhile Core2Quads are still $200+ for anything with a 6mb cache or higher. Lower your prices INTEL jeez


    Yet, they are still a teeny bit better than the phenoms, and you don't have to buy a new motherboard if you already own a lga755 socket m/b with a pentium dual-core or some other core2 chip.
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    Travis Beane , August 20, 2010 9:26 PM
    1055T for $200, 1090T for $300. Now Athlon II x4 6640 for $108 from the egg.
    I'm cringing at how much I spent on my i7 920 system when I got it over a year ago. -_-

    Just did a quick little look, and configured a $320 1055T folding box. Just a 8GB flash drive to boot from (no windows license needed, use linux). No CD drive, and only 1GB RAM (8 threaded SMP uses only 100MB RAM for me). No monitor either. Cheap case with included 450watt PSU.

    I love how cheap AMD systems can be.
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    sliem , August 20, 2010 9:47 PM
    This is good news.
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    eddieroolz , August 20, 2010 10:03 PM
    Damn, the PhenomII 955 @145 is great!
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    BassDX , August 20, 2010 10:04 PM
    So, with the 955 at $145, why didn't they drop the 945 accordingly as it costs $140?
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    halodude23 , August 20, 2010 10:05 PM
    Should slash the X6 also
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    zaixionito , August 20, 2010 10:12 PM
    The x6 is already an insane deal... They don't really need to slash it. The lower clocked X6 was on for $150 from microcenter...
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    mrecio , August 20, 2010 10:24 PM
    nevertellYet, they are still a teeny bit better than the phenoms, and you don't have to buy a new motherboard if you already own a lga755 socket m/b with a pentium dual-core or some other core2 chip.


    Yes a tiny bit better but they are old old models from intel and are no longer with the price tag. I think a 40$ drop on all remaining C2Q's would be awesome. I know I want to upgrade my LGA775 but the 240 price tag on a 9505 is too much.
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    iam2thecrowe , August 20, 2010 10:28 PM
    +1 for core 2's price too high. I would be better off going AMD instead of upgrading the CPU, at least then I would have a future upgrade path. Sorry intel, you lose my business.
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    nforce4max , August 20, 2010 10:46 PM
    mrecioyea the price drops are great, these chips have even more value now especially the big 20$ drops on the X4 Phenoms. Meanwhile Core2Quads are still $200+ for anything with a 6mb cache or higher. Lower your prices INTEL jeez


    Why else do some call them "Greedtel"
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    nforce4max , August 20, 2010 10:48 PM
    Looks like things are getting better for us in the budget segment. A nice 95/65w quad/tri core that clocks better than my 8250e would be a welcomed upgrade. For what I paid for my current cpu it was hard not to buy it being dirt cheap.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , August 20, 2010 10:53 PM
    Makes me want to build an AMD rig!
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