Dramatic AMD X2 price cuts

Summary: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.

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

NoteAll prices per 1,000 units.

Dramatic price cuts.  Overall, this is going to be good for consumers. 

[poll id=124]

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.

Topics: Processors

About

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.