AMD cuts prices of Phenom II and FX CPUs

As you may know, AMD yesterday launched two FX microprocessors, including company's first production CPU, operating faster than 4 GHz. New product releases are usually accompanied by price drops of older models, and it wasn't an exception this time. AMD cut prices on two FX-Series models, and reduced prices for most of Phenom IIs. They also added pricing for A-Series A6-3620 and A8-3820 Accelerated Processing units (APUs).

Overall, the prices were slashed by 2% - 15% for Phenom CPUs, and by 6% - 9% for FX chips. The parts, discounted the most in absolute terms, are FX-8120, and Phenom II X4 965, 975, and 980. They have got $20 cheaper. AMD FX-6100 had modest $10 price drop, however let's not forget that this is the second drop since processor's introduction last October. The biggest relative price cut, almost 15%, was for Phenom II X4 965. Please see the table below for detailed price changes:

CPU modelOld priceNew priceDifference
FX-6100 Black Edition$155$1456.5%
FX-8120 Black Edition$205$1859.8%
Phenom II X2 555$90$855.6%
Phenom II X4 840$105$1031.9%
Phenom II X4 955$117$10510.3%
Phenom II X4 965$135$11514.8%
Phenom II X4 970$155$1456.5%
Phenom II X4 975$175$15511.4%
Phenom II X4 980$185$16510.8%
Phenom II X6 1055T$165$1556.1%
Phenom II X6 1075T$181$1658.8%

Along with price cuts, AMD also added A6-3620 and A8-3820 APUs to the pricelist. Both chips were announced last December together with unlocked 3670K and 3870K SKUs. The 3620 and 3820 processors were supposed to be available in a few weeks after the announcement. The APUs did appear in OEM systems in January, but not in retail. The A6-3620 and A8-3820 chips have the same $109 and $129 official prices as their predecessors, A6-3600 and A8-3800.

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Comments: 4

amd cheap cpus

2012-02-29 07:40:40
Posted by: trish

Now you know why the f*** on earth i buy amd cpus.
it just makes sense paying less for something that is practically invaluable.

Yep, Agreed

2012-03-05 13:21:46
Posted by: Ky

Ditto Trish

 

2012-03-07 08:18:25
Posted by: defderdar

How come they drop prices for the part that are not being produced?

 

2012-03-07 15:52:01
Posted by: gshv

AMD does not take orders of Phenom IIs, but they may still be filling old orders, or have large stock of these parts.

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