Wednesday, August 27th 2008

AMD Brings in New Desktop CPUs, Cuts Prices

AMD has added weight to its CPU lineup by bringing in new CPUs and cutting prices for some older ones. New CPUs aside, the price cuts by AMD are rather dramatic to say the least. To begin with, it's known that the Phenom X4 9950 has a rated TDP of 140W, and that only a chosen few motherboards support it, perhaps leading to cold market response. AMD has revised the processor with a lower rated TDP of 125W. This isn't new, AMD did the same with the 125W B3 stepping model X4 9750 months ago, releasing a revised 95W B3 part. What's more, the Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition could sport a surprising price of US $186. Perhaps it's AMD paving the way for its 45nm parts. At its new TDP and price the X4 9950 is a much better buy.

The Phenom X3 8750 would sell for $139, making it very competitive with Intel's offerings at that price-band. Additionally, AMD added new dual-core processors based on the Brisbane core, the Athlon X2 6500 Black Edition priced at $105 and an Athlon X2 5050e 45W low-power part at $90.

Changes to the prices of existing processors are as followed.

For the Phenom X4 series:
  • The 140W Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition gets price parity with its cooler twin, cut from $235 to $186
  • The Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition slips further down from $194 to $180
  • The Phenom X4 9750 gets much needed respite from an illogical price of $215 to $170
  • The Phenom X4 9650 moves from being priced at $195 to $156
For the Phenom X3 series:
  • Phenom X3 8750 from $175 to a new low $134
  • Phenom X3 8650 from $145 to $123
Some Athlon X2 parts get double-digit prices:
  • Athlon X2 6000+ from $112 to $95
  • Athlon X2 5600+ from $102 to $88
  • Athlon X2 5400+ from $87 to $78
  • Athlon X2 5200+ from $76 to $68
Hexus.net spoke with Raj Suman, Euro product marketing director at distributor Avnet, to get confirmation of approximate street pricing.Source: Hexus.net
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73 Comments on AMD Brings in New Desktop CPUs, Cuts Prices

#2
Pinchy
Awesome at the 5050e :D

So glad I didnt go out and buy the 4850e lol.


Anyone know what the 5050e is clocked at?
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#4
Dark_Webster
Oh, they're becoming cheaper. Perhaps they are making headroom for new Deneb processors.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Pinchy
Anyone know what the 5050e is clocked at?
Same as the 5000+, 2.60 GHz. 13x multi.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
thanks for posting that hayder.

prices are interesting, AMD is definately keeping it competitive.
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#7
Hayder_Master
by: Mussels
thanks for posting that hayder.

prices are interesting, AMD is definately keeping it competitive.
you well come Mussels
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#8
Hayder_Master
very good point for 9950 , we know it is better than q6600 and now it is cheaper too
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#9
eidairaman1
those new 6 series CPUs are Phenom X2s
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#10
eidairaman1
that 6500 X2 should technically be a 3.25 GHz CPU, but if it suffers from Brisbane Syndrome (512KB L2 and odd Multiplier) it will probably run at 3.26- 3.3 GHz to make ends meet, god i hope the 45nm parts are roxor, get away from the Brisbane/B2/B3 Gen Phenom design.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
I still think the tri-cores are slightly overpriced. Just a little bit lower, and they would be perfect, imo.

Quad prices are finally starting to look nicer tho. At least they're coming in line with Intel in performance/value now.
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#12
Pinchy
by: btarunr
Same as the 5000+, 2.60 GHz. 13x multi.
Hmm fair enough.

I asked because the 4850e is 2.5Ghz, whereas the 4800 is 2.4 lol.
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Pinchy
Hmm fair enough.

I asked because the 4850e is 2.5Ghz, whereas the 4800 is 2.4 lol.
Is it really? Then add 0.5x to multiplier to 5000+. 2.70 GHz.
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Wile E
Power User
by: btarunr
Is it really? Then add 0.5x to multiplier to 5000+. 2.70 GHz.
I would still think 2.6. the 4850e is 2.5, while the 4450e is 2.3.
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#15
Hayder_Master
by: eidairaman1
that 6500 X2 should technically be a 3.25 GHz CPU, but if it suffers from Brisbane Syndrome (512KB L2 and odd Multiplier) it will probably run at 3.26- 3.3 GHz to make ends meet, god i hope the 45nm parts are roxor, get away from the Brisbane/B2/B3 Gen Phenom design.
like i say before a month about amd need to relase some good dual core cpu like 7000x2 or something can compare it with e8400 or e8600 maybe
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#16
eidairaman1
I do recall during the 939 Era that the 4600 and 4800 were same clock (2.4GHz) but the 4600 had half the cache of the 4800, im sorry but a 5000+ should technically be 2.5GHz but i guess the L2 plays it all.
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#18
blueskynis
Wow, nice! :) That 9950 125W looks a lot nicer now :cool:
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#19
xfire
by: eidairaman1
I do recall during the 939 Era that the 4600 and 4800 were same clock (2.4GHz) but the 4600 had half the cache of the 4800, im sorry but a 5000+ should technically be 2.5GHz but i guess the L2 plays it all.
5200+ is the same clock of 5000+ and has 1mb extra L2.
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#20
Wile E
Power User
by: xfire
5200+ is the same clock of 5000+ and has 1mb extra L2.
Not anymore. I think that was only with the Windsors. The Brisbane 5000+ and 5200+ are 2.6 and 2.7Ghz respectively, both with 2x512KB cache.
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#21
WhiteLotus
Wow these price cuts are drastic! I wonder if they are still making a profit on these now or are they just getting rid of all the old stock to make way for the new?
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#22
morf
by: Pinchy
Awesome at the 5050e :D

So glad I didnt go out and buy the 4850e lol.

Anyone know what the 5050e is clocked at?
Frack! I just ordered 4850e for one of my work PCs. I hope the only difference is in the clock 2500 vs. 2600.
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#23
eidairaman1
by: morf
Frack! I just ordered 4850e for one of my work PCs. I hope the only difference is in the clock 2500 vs. 2600.
ok 4850 and Brisbane 4800 are 2.5GHz 512K L2, Windsor and 939 4800 were 2.4GHz 1024K L2
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#24
quickie
anyone building an AMD based system should be a bit more happier now ...if they didn't order the cpu yet :cool:

I don't know what the profit margins are on these cpus, but I can't imagine them making much. Maybe this latest effort will at least help them try to maintain market share.
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