Prices for the Phenom II fall into a fairly narrow range. For lots of 1,000, AMD will sell a Phenom II X4 940 running at 3.0 GHz for about $275 each, while the 200 MHz slower Phenom II X4 920 goes for $235 per unit. We also compared system costs for AMD and Intel builds as well.
|System||AMD Phenom II||Intel Core i7||Intel Core 2 Quad|
|Processor||Phenom X4 940: $275||Core i7 920: $300||Core 2 Quad Q6600: $190|
|Motherboard||MSI DKA790GX: $130||Asus P6T: $249||Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P: $135|
|RAM||G.SKILL 4GB: $49||G.SKILL 6GB: $144||G.SKILL 4GB: $49|
A comparable Core 2 Quad Q6600 system from Intel costs about $80 less than a Phenom II system. But the Core i7 is no competition to the Phenom II in this price segment, thanks to the i7’s tri-channel DDR3 RAM and its still fairly expensive motherboards.