AMD defends CPU market share with new round of price cuts


TS Evangelist
AMD has quietly reduced prices for a handful of its desktop Phenom II and Athlon II processors this week in an attempt to defend its market share against competition from Intel. The discounts apply mostly to the higher-clocked options in each processor class. For example, those looking to build an affordable quad-core system can now get their hands on the 3.0GHz Athlon II X4 640 for just $100 -- an 18% drop from the previous price of $122.

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Hey, a price drop is nonetheless a price drop for a CPU that is competant and works quite well for most of the population that doesn't want to pay more for better performance, which Intel definitely has. Personally I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the Athlon XII 640. My dad's desktop has a 620 and it runs quite well with Windows 7. Overclock it JUST a touch and you have yourself a decent system.


TS Rookie
145 bucks for a 955 is a mighty fine deal for a gaming rig! Paired up with a GTX 460, and you've have a heck of a machine for a bargain price.


TS Rookie
+1. I'm running a new Intel system at the moment, but I've been keeping my eye on the value on the 955. It just keeps getting better. For friends/relatives looking to build sub-$700 gaming machines, stuff like this is great news.