AMD to drop prices, launch FX-4130 CPU on August 27

AMD today updated A-Series, FX-Series and Phenom II pricing pages, lowering prices on full range of "Llano" APUs, and high performance K10 and "Bulldozer" CPUs. The pages shows effective date August 27, which suggests that the price drops will happen next Monday. Overall, the prices were cut by 1% - 23%. The biggest price reductions were for Phenom II 955, which dropped by 23% from $105 to $81, and Phenom II X4 965 BE, slashed by 21% from $115 to $91. Many Phenom II processors received only symbolical cuts, 2% or less. On the other hand, there were pretty significant cuts across full A- and FX-Series lineups. On average, AMD "Llano" processors will be cheaper by 15.7%, and FX CPUs will be 11.9% less expensive. Big price discounts for older products usually point to impending release of newer and better products. In this case, AMD "Llano" APUs will be replaced by "Trinity" accelerated units in one or two months, and faster FX CPUs will be also coming in the 4th quarter. Full list of price changes is provided further below.

The only processor, launched today, is quad-core FX-4130. This model is based on Bulldozer architecture, and comes with 3.8 GHz stock and 3.9 GHz Turbo Core frequencies. The CPU has 4 MB L3 cache and 125 Watt TDP. The FX-4130 was available for pre-order in US starting this week. Pre-order price of this SKU was identical to current price of FX-4100, that has an advantage of lower 95 Watt TDP and larger L3 cache, and disadvantage of lower clock speed. However, official price of the FX-4130 is slightly higher, $112 as opposed to $101 for the FX-4100.

New prices of A-Series APUs, and FX-Series / Phenom II CPUs are listed in the table below:

ModelOld priceNew priceDifference
AMD A4-3300 $55 $46 16.4%
AMD A4-3400 $59 $48 18.6%
AMD A6-3500 $75 $67 10.7%
AMD A6-3650 $95 $77 18.9%
AMD A6-3670K $100 $80 20%
AMD A8-3850 $105 $91 13.3%
AMD A8-3870K $115 $101 12.2%
AMD FX-4100 $115 $101 12.2%
AMD FX-4130 --- $112 ---
AMD FX-4170 $135 $122 9.6%
AMD FX-6100 $135 $112 17%
AMD FX-6200 $155 $132 14.8%
AMD FX-8120 $165 $153 7.2%
AMD FX-8150 $205 $183 10.7%
Phenom II X2 555 BE $85 $84 1.2%
Phenom II X2 560 BE $90 $89 1.1%
Phenom II X2 565 BE $102 $101 1%
Phenom II X4 955 BE $105 $81 22.9%
Phenom II X4 965 BE $115 $91 20.9%
Phenom II X4 970 BE $145 $142 2.1%
Phenom II X4 975 BE $155 $153 1.3%
Phenom II X4 980 BE $165 $163 1.2%
Phenom II X6 1055T $155 $153 1.3%
Phenom II X6 1075T $165 $163 1.2%
Phenom II X6 1090T BE $185 $173 6.5%
Phenom II X6 1100T BE $205 $194 5.4%

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