AMD cuts CPU prices by up to 34%

Follows Intel's Spring Sale

AMD has followed Intel's latest price cuts with reductions of its own. The changes take up to 34 per cent off certain processors in the Duron line and 31 per cent off some Athlons.

The new prices have been announced to mobo makers, reports Taiwanese Web site DigiTimes.

So, the 1.3GHz Athlon falls to $265 from $381 (down 31 per cent), the 1.2GHz part dropped to $223 from $249 (10.44 per cent), the 1.1GHz chip hit $201 from $219 (8 per cent), the 1GHz Athlon is now $170, down from $175 (a fall of 2.8 per cent), the 950MHz part fell to $143 from $158 (9.49 per cent) and the 900MHz part hit $125 from $140 (10.71 per cent).

The 900MHz Duron also fell, from $129 to $99, a fall of 23.25 per cent. The 850MHz Duron hit $79 from $111 (28.82 per cent), the 800MHz part dropped to $65 from $98 (33.67 per cent) and the 750MHz chip ended up at $55, down from $77, a 28.57 per cent reduction.

The prices are those AMD charges its OEM customers, and represent the cost per CPU in batches of 1000 chips. ®