Tuesday, April 21st 2009

AMD Intros CPU Price Cuts, Makes Space for New Products

AMD has implemented price-cuts for its desktop CPUs under the Athlon X2, Phenom and Phenom II series. The price cuts affect Athlon X2 model 7750, Phenom X3 models 8750, 8650 and 8450, and the company's current flagship product Phenom II X4 940. The Phenom X3 8750 in particular, is pushed into the $100 mark with its 26% reduction in price.

With the revised price-table, AMD looks to make space for three upcoming products that include the much awaited Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. Expected to have reached retail in the US on April 20, the chip has been pushed to a later date, when the company plans four launches in all: Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 945, Athlon X2 7850, and AMD Overdrive 3 software.

Phenom II X4 945 is a 3.0 GHz quad-core processor with its multiplier locked at 16x, while the Athlon X2 7850 takes over as the company's flagship dual-core chip spec'd at 2.80 GHz, 3 MB of total cache, and a TDP of 95W. The chip is based on the 65 nm Kuma core. Phenom II X4 955 has already received listings in Europe, where it is priced at €229.90 including taxes.

Source: Hardware-Infos
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10 Comments on AMD Intros CPU Price Cuts, Makes Space for New Products

#1
AlCabone
Isn't the Phenom line supposed to get phased out slowly by the Phenom II?
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1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
It has been phased out, those are sub $100 tri-cores, you won't see PII's under $100 for quiet a while. I wonder why the 920 isn't on that list though, it really puts the 920 and 940 kind of close in price.

And I wonder if they are going to phase out the AM2 PII's. Or continue production.
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locoty
AMD ROCKS:rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:
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p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
want the x3 8750
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JATownes
I want my 955!!!! Come on with the launch date already.
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Assassin48
by: JATownes
I want my 955!!!! Come on with the launch date already.
They come out today i think
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JATownes
by: Assassin48
They come out today i think
I have been checking Newegg most of the day, but still no 955 to show off. :shadedshu
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by: JATownes
I want my 955!!!! Come on with the launch date already.
by: Assassin48
They come out today i think
23rd
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