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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

  • xaero1ne
    X4 965 BE @ 165 is a pretty sweet deal
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  • NapoleonDK
    ...that the cuts are a defense against competition from Intel.
    What competition?
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  • mrecio
    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
    I remember buying a C2Q 9550 for $210 but now prices went up a bit for Intel
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  • AMW1011
    Wow, $145 for a 955. That makes damn near any other processor a waste of money.
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  • AMW1011
    NapoleonDKWhat competition?
    I think he means, what NEW competition. Since products have remained pretty constant for awhile now, I'm not sure.
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  • nevertell
    mrecioyea the price drops are great, these chips have even more value now especially the big 20$ 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
    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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  • 2real
    how to amd's compare to i7s when running vitual machines?
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  • masterasia
    I don't care how much AMD drops the price. I want performance. Intel is still the performance king.
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