AMD processor prices

AMD processor prices

Summary: AMD processor prices - a look at the prices pre and post the latest price drop.

TOPICS: Processors

I've had a few emails from people asking for a price comparison of AMD CPUs pre and post the latest price drop.  I've summarized the data for desktop CPUs (excluding the Sempron range) in the table below:

ProcessorPIB* price - $ - May '06)PIB* price $ - July '06
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (AM2)696301
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (energy efficient)601276
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (AM2/939)558240
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (energy efficient)417215
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (AM2/939)365187
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (energy efficient)323176
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (AM2/939)303152
AMD Athlon 64 FX
Athlon 64 FX-62 (AM2)1031827
AMD Athlon 64
Athlon 64 3800+ (AM2/939)290112
Athlon 64 3500+ (AM2/939)18991
Athlon 64 3200+ (AM2/939)-81

PIB = Processor-In-A-Box

As you can see, the prices have dropped dramatically across the board, except for the FX-62 CPU.

Topic: Processors

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  • AMD's chart was confusing

    It left a lot of the prices out. How did you get prices on the Energy Efficient processors? What I really want to know is how much the energy efficent semprons are, the ones that run 35 watt TDP. AMD doesn't list those prices and they tell you to check with a supplier. That's a bit ridiculous.

    These prices for AMD CPUs are still way too high, all of them are.
    • Were you this loud

      in the past when InHell had ridiculous pricing? Seems to me that this is the FIRST time InHell has competed on price.
      Roger Ramjet
      • AMD never had this kind of gap

        When AMD had an advantage, it was a slight edge on the majority of benchmarks. The processors were roughly the same and the AMD X2s were always way more expensive than the Pentium 4 dual cores. AMD only has an advantage on the super low end where you can get motherboard/CPU bundles for about $60.
        • This performance gap is something else ...

          AMD have a lot of catching up to do with Intel ... but that's what drives innovation.
          Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
  • Kinda Relevant, pieces coming together

    You may or may not remember this discussion, but since more pieces of the puzzle arrived over the weekend i figured i'd give you an update on my progress.

    couple of weeks ago the chosen behemouth case arrived. <- link to a couple grainy webcam shots which were all i have been able to take in my giddyness of the project so far. the case is a c sf-1630 12u rackmount case (with the optional wheels), total drive bay capacity of 25+ drives.

    Over the weekend i received:
    * Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe socket 939 motherboard
    * ASPIRE 600W power supply
    * AMD A64 3000+ 1.8G processor (yes i know, the proc was 92.00, i could have waited another week but i want to get this guy up and running!)
    * 1 Gig (2x512) Crucial Ballistix Ram
    * 80 gig western digital SATAII hard drive

    Yesterday i purchased an nvidia geforce 5200 pci video card (basically the cheapest name brand i could find, 49.99) and succeeded in a POST from the beast.

    OS install happens tonight (going for win2003 server since i have one on hand, i could play with linux but i dont have that kind of time or patience.)

    Once the OS gets on this box he's ready for the main components, RAID card (chosen one is the highpoint rocketraid 2320) and as many hard drives as i have capability to buy. Total cost so far is 750.00 , but i can throw in as much storage as i will need for at LEAST the forseeable future. Total conceivable capacity for this box with current technologies is 10+ terabytes (23 500 gig hard drives raid 5)

    happy data archiving :)

    Valis Keogh
  • AMD Processor Prices

    How about supplying Opteron prices?
    • Opteron prices are here:,,51_104_609,00.html
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes