AMD reduces pricing on desktop CPUs

By Justin Mann on July 24, 2006, 3:49 PM
As exciting as the news regarding AMD and ATI's official partnership is, there's even more good news from AMD that has a more immediate impact. AMD has recently reduced pricing on the Athlon line, encompassing the X2 and FX series. From the high-end 5000+ X2 and the FX-62 down to the Semprons, we're seeing the chips go down quite a bit. Of special interest to the budget market is the Semprons that are now dipping below $100:

AMD’s single-core product lineup is left with seven models with the Athlon 64 3800+, 3500+ and 3200+ in Socket AM2, 939 and energy efficient configurations. Most of the Sempron desktop lineup has fallen below the $100 mark, with the exception of the Sempron 3600+ which is $101.
AMD isn't planning any more price cuts in the near future, so it may be ample time to get an Athlon if you've been waiting. It's good to see the prices still being competitive with Intel, though the cost of current-gen CPUs on both sides seems to be a bit hard to take for many.




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djleyo said:
great im planning on upgrading my old 3200+ or im going up to an am2 system
Didou said:
$276 for an Energy Efficient (35w) 4600+! *drools*I just hope stores won't charge a premium for S939 systems since they're being phased out.
zephead said:
naw, they'll want to get rid of the 939 models on account of the declining value.
DragonMaster said:
LOL! The 4400 is pricier than the 4600 on NewEgg.I still didn't see any price cuts here in Canada.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by Didou:[/b][quote]$276 for an Energy Efficient (35w) 4600+![/quote]I don't see EE processors for sale anywhere in this country :(
DragonMaster said:
Just wait, some places still haven't got every AM2 CPUs. (My local store just got the X2 3800, and the list is getting longer every 2 weeks)
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