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Friday, 20 August 2010 09:59

AMD cuts desktop processor prices

Written by Fudzilla staff


$3 to $22 drop
Xbit has gone through AMD’s latest price lists and concluded that the chipmaker has slashed prices on a number of desktop parts.

Most of the changes were cosmetic, as AMD was less than keen to shave off more than a few bucks from current prices. However, some processors dropped up to $22, which is quite a nice cut.

The Phenom II 965 is now priced at $165, while 955BE, 945 and 925 parts sell for $145. All Athlon 500 series dual-cores now sell for $93. Of course we are talking about prices for 1000-unit tray orders.

Bargain hunters are probably a bit more interested in Athlon parts, but they did not see as many price cuts as the Phenoms, probably because they already offer much better value for money than anything Intel has to offer. All Athlon II X4 6xx parts are still priced at $99.99, while X3 4xx parts cost $76. Dual-core Athlon II X2 2xx parts sell for $66 to $69.

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+2 #1 Haberlandt 2010-08-20 21:50
I like how AMD slowly drops prices. Intel does not seem to notice :(
 
 
+1 #2 boobster 2010-08-21 06:55
If a 955BE, the 945 and 925 all cost $145, what is the incentive to buy the two slower parts?
 
 
0 #3 scheilinkin 2010-08-21 08:54
Quoting boobster:
If a 955BE, the 945 and 925 all cost $145, what is the incentive to buy the two slower parts?

I was wondering the same thing. I am not an overclocker but i have bought x3 720 phenom just because it is unlocked, cuz i love to have the option.
 
 
0 #4 anno 2010-08-21 10:56
I suspect that is because out of those three chips, AMD only produces one still. My guess is that it's the 945, but I'm not sure.
 
 
+1 #5 blandead 2010-08-21 20:47
Quoting boobster:
If a 955BE, the 945 and 925 all cost $145, what is the incentive to buy the two slower parts?


because retailers change the prices slightly. These are prices for manufacturers. Newegg is listing 945 for $140, but 955BE at $155. doesn't look the same to me. It depends what is more in demand. It's per 1000 units so if a retailer sees more of a particular item bought it can keep the price lower for that item. They wouldn't stock up on all three items per 1000 units if they won't sell them all.
 
 
-3 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-22 15:48
Quoting blandead:
They wouldn't stock up on all three items per 1000 units if they won't sell them all.


Retailers don't stock up... that's the job of the distributors and large suppliers. newegg maybe has less the 10 pieces for those that sell average and only best-buy products get 100 or so pieces, but for short term depending on incentives.
 

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