AMD reduces pricing on all desktop and mobile CPUs

By Justin Mann on February 15, 2006, 3:30 PM
In a move that will make a lot of people very, very happy, AMD has reduced pricing on their processors across the board, affecting both mobile and desktop CPUs, which cuts as massive as 50%. The most popular chips, the X2s, saw reductions as high as 20%, much needed with the cheapest X2 being around $300 originally. Mobile chips including the A64 and Turion varied, some being cut nearly a third. This has been a long time in coming, and many people have been unhappy with the lingering prices of older AMD A64 chips. Doubtless, AMD is feeling the heat with more Intel price cuts planned on their chips. With AMD's plan to move over to the M2 socket and DDR2 as well, it makes sense to spurn interest in their lines. Prices of retail chips should fall accordingly, so keep your eyes peeled.

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sjps220 said:
yay! I've been hoping they'd do this soon! I want to pick up a dual core 939 once the M2 sockets come around and I'm hoping it will be cheap.
PanicX said:
Cheap's probably not the right word. However this is likely because of the new Intel chips. I love watching market competition.
sjps220 said:
Of course I'm speaking relatively. I don't expect a 2 for 99 cent deal or anything!
JMMD said:
Between Intel's price drops (which are pretty big) and this, it just might be time for a new machine. I love to see a price war.
exscind said:
This is definitely a good move by AMD to keep people's interest high on AMD products. It will make the advent of M2 much smoother. Hopefully the market will soon follow and start slash their prices on AMD processors.
DragonMaster said:
Good! Plan getting a 939 board.
Duck said:
Which CPUs have been reduced in price by 50%?
djleyo said:
love this kind of news nedd to upgrade my 3500+
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