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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.

  • 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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  • fazers_on_stun
    +1 about Bulldozer pricing - $50 too high for the 8150 as it barely beats the 1100T.

    Seems like with the layoffs and now this, AMD is positioning itself to be profitable at the low end. So I think AMD will have some pretty startling news at their financial conference in January..
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  • ojas
    three0dusterLets make them all the same price, because they are all equally worthless on single threaded applications!not saying it's true, though it was funny :D
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  • theJ
    I've built two budget computers with these chips. Guess more people are doing the same. They've been good value for a while now, so i wonder what changed...
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  • notsleep
    sometimes i wonder about this site when they consider this news.
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  • nikorr
    I think if u look to Intel prices, AMD is pretty cheap.

    This move is to motivate people to buy more expensive, instead of the cheaper ones.
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  • madm8bh
    Not bad for cost effective solutions. Just need a significant price drop on the buldozers.
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  • Zambezi needs a 100$ price cut to be competitive with SB.
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