Friday, May 6th 2011

AMD Cuts Down Processor Prices Paving Way for Bulldozer

With the obvious intention to clear out higher-end Phenom II series processors from the market, and to make room for the new upcoming FX-series "Bulldozer" CPUs, AMD introduced a chain of price-cuts affecting all price-points. This comes after the introduction of the new Phenom II X4 980 BE part, earlier this week. The X4 980 BE pushes down prices of nearly all Phenom II X4 and X2 parts, while pulling down six-core models with it.

The six-core X6 1090T Black Edition with unlocked multiplier is priced on par with it, while the 1075T, 1065T, and 1055T are below it. The Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition continues to be the fastest AMD has to offer, and it's just a little over $200, at $205, making it a heck of a deal against Intel Core i5-2500K. All the prices are tabled below.
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37 Comments on AMD Cuts Down Processor Prices Paving Way for Bulldozer

#26
Imsochobo
TheMailMan78
The 1090T for 185 is a steal.
wow, 1090T is really cheap!
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#27
spidertaker23
Hmmm ... when will these actually be reflected at newegg, tigerdirect, and amazon?

Right now the price is listed at about $215 for the AMD Phenom II x6 1100t.

Hurry up retailers!!! :banghead:
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#28
NC37
Glad I got my 945 when I did. Don't see any 95w and under CPUs now which hold my interest. If only my board supported higher.
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#29
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
Beats Intel shit per cost.... If the x8 wasnt near id grab a 1100T for sure!!!

Way to go AMD, way to keep intel cheap Moohahahahahah :roll:
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#30
redzo
Complaining about inconsistencies between different prices is stupid because most of the CPUs are going to be phased out. They're paving the way for Llano and Bulldozer.

For anyone owning a AM3, things are pretty simple:
1. If own a low end AM3 CPU and you do not intend to upgrade in the near future, then go and grab yourself a new Phenom II Quad or a Phenom II x6 while they're cheap and still available.
2. If you already own one of those and you intend to upgrade in the next few months, then you should wait for the first benchmarks of bulldozer. After that you may want to go AM3+ or LGA1155(Sandy).

That's what the price reduction is for, that's what the article suggests.
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#31
Imsochobo
spidertaker23
Hmmm ... when will these actually be reflected at newegg, tigerdirect, and amazon?

Right now the price is listed at about $215 for the AMD Phenom II x6 1100t.

Hurry up retailers!!! :banghead:
they were updated in norway like right after tpu posted it.
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#33
Platibus
The Athlon II 250 is $61 at Newegg. $3 difference is not much in my opinion, although I hope they cut 12.1% off like the chart says. That would bring the price down to $53, a real good deal!
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#34
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
1055t is €120 here, sweetness.
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#35
_JP_
The lowest priced 1055T here is €138. However, stores near me are selling it for €145-158.
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#36
Platibus
I don't mean to go off-topic, but does someone know of any relevant price cuts on other hardware? Like motherboards, HDD, DVD drives or anything else? Please answer if you do. \m/
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#37
xenocide
Platibus
I don't mean to go off-topic, but does someone know of any relevant price cuts on other hardware? Like motherboards, HDD, DVD drives or anything else? Please answer if you do. \m/
Motherboard prices are basically going to keep going up, since there is a high demand for Copper used to make them and with Japanese Manufacturers recovering from natural disasters, production has slowed down considerably. As for the others I think HDD's will continue their slow decline in price as SSD's start to take over. DVD Drives are already cheap as hell so who cares lol.
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