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AM2: AMD Reinvents Itself

Price Comparison: AMD More Expensive Than Intel

In the wake of Intel's massive price cuts, AMD's store prices do not look very attractive.

Price comparison between AMD and Intel CPUs for 1,000 units

The cheapest dual-core processor from AMD, the Athlon X2 3800+, is just 13 dollars cheaper than Intel's high-class Pentium D 950 CPU.

Price comparison at a large internet mail order supplier.

If we perform a price comparison at a large Internet mail order supplier, we find that an AM2-Athlon 64 X2 4000+ costs just as much as a Pentium D 950. It should be clear that the AMD processor doesn't even the approach the computing power of the Pentium; AMD is thus a worse value for the money.