AMD chops chip prices 4:19PM
In the wake of new Opteron servers, AMD has breathed on its processor pricing.
In addition to the Opterons, there are changes to the Sempron, Athlon 64, Mobile Athlon 64 and MP line of processors.
Beginning with the Opterons, the new two- and eight way models are at priced at $851 and $1,514, respectively. To make way for the new models, all the pricing has shuffled down one level, i.e. the 848 now costs what the 846 previously did and the 846 costs what the 844 did. Generally speaking, the cuts across the Opteron range are in the 20 per cent bracket, from single- to eight-way models. Leading the way, however, is the single-way workstation-targeted Model 150, which is cut by 34.5 per cent to $417.
Meanwhile, the top-of-the-range Athlon 64 4000+ is cut by 12 per cent to $643. But it is the following chips that see the biggest cuts - reduced by a third: the 3800+ falls to $424 and the 3700+ to $329, which represent a cut of 34 and 30 per cent respectively. Other Athlon 64s are cut in the region of eight per cent.
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I think they should rename it to "Yet another reason amd kicks the s£%t out of Intel