AMD trims prices by up to 49%

Sneaking cuts in ahead of Intel

Updated AMD cut its prices yesterday, getting in ahead of Intel, which is expected to make major cuts to the Pentium 4 line next Sunday, 26 August. Intel will knock up to 55 per cent off P4 prices - AMD came close with cuts of up to 49 per cent. Here's how the new price structure - based on AMD's official pricing as of 20 August 2001and outlined on its Web site - maps out:

Athlon MP 1.2GHz $265
  1.0GHz $215
Athlon 1.4GHz (266MHz FSB) $253
  1.4GHz (200MHz FSB) $253
  1.33GHz (266MHz FSB) $230
  1.30GHz (200MHz FSB) $230
  1.2GHz (266MHz FSB) $199
  1.2GHz (200MHz FSB) $199
  1.13GHz (266MHz FSB) $179
  1.10GHz (200MHz FSB) $179
  1.0GHz (266MHz FSB) $160
  1.0GHz (200MHz FSB) $160
Duron 1.0GHz $89
  950MHz $74
  900MHz $64
  850MHz $59
Mobile Athlon 4 1.1GHz $425
  1.0GHz $290
  950MHz $260
  900MHz $230
  850MHz $195
Mobile Duron 900MHz $130
  850MHz $100
  800MHz $90

Prices are per processor for volume purchases of 1000 chips.



Street prices and official prices often vary, so expect to see various items cheaper on dealer sites and the like. ®