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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  • X4 965 BE @ 165 is a pretty sweet deal
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    ...that the cuts are a defense against competition from Intel.
    What competition?
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  • Wow, $145 for a 955. That makes damn near any other processor a waste of money.
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  • X4 965 BE @ 165 is a pretty sweet deal
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    ...that the cuts are a defense against competition from Intel.
    What competition?
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  • yea the price drops are great, these chips have even more value now especially the big 20$ 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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