AMD's updated processor price list shows that the company has had to make some very significant price cuts in order to maintain competitiveness against Intel. Some of AMDs higher-end CPUs have had their prices cut by almost a half.
Here are some of the highlights:
- The AMD FX-74 and AMD FX-72 processors are down from $999 to $799 and $599 respectively
- The fastest Athlon 64 X2 processor, the 3.0-GHz 6000+, is now down to $241 (a 48% price cut), making it only fractionally more expensive than the Intel E6400 (2.13GHz)
- The AMD FX-62 and FX-70 have been eliminated
Note: All prices per 1,000 units.
Dramatic price cuts. Overall, this is going to be good for consumers.
Personally, Intel CPUs still have the edge on both speed and price, but if you want an AMD CPU, now is a good time to buy.