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AMD cuts up to 49% off CPU prices – again

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Updated AMD has cut its prices. It updated its official processor price list on 20 August, and yesterday it did so again.

The latest prices more closely match what AMD's chips are actually being sold for, so perhaps they shouldn't be regarded as a cut at all. After we ran our last item on AMD's official prices, numerous Register readers wrote in to tell us they could but AMD CPUs far below the listed prices.

In today's official changes, the 1.4GHz Athlon fell from $253 to $130, a fall of 49 per cent. The 1.3GHz part fell from $230 to $125, down 46 per cent. The 1.2GHz chip was down 40 per cent, from $199 to $120. The 1.1GHz Athlon dropped from $179 to $115, a fall fo 36 per cent, and the 1.0GHz chip fell from $160 to $115, down 28 per cent.

We understand AMD chips can still be found for less than these prices by buyers keen to shop around, parimarily because these ones appear to be effectively AMD's price recommendations, and some resellers are willing to take a little less margin than AMD reckons they should.

For example, we've seen these prices for Athlons sold to resellers: 1.4GHz Athlon, $117.25; 1.3GHz, $113.25; 1.2GHz, $103; and 1.0GHz $76.25. Like the 'official' prices, these ones are for single processors bought in batches of 1000.

Here's how the prices pan out:


Desktop
Athlon 1.40GHz $130
  1.33GHz $125
  1.30GHz $125
  1.20GHz $120
  1.13GHz $115
  1.10GHz $115
  1.00GHz $115
Athlon MP 1.20GHz $265
  1.00GHz $215
Duron 1.00GHz $89
  950MHz $74
  900MHz $64
  850MHz $59
Mobile
Athlon 4 1.10GHz $425
  1.00GHz $290
  950MHz $260
  900MHz $230
  850MHz $195
Duron 900Hz $130
  850MHz $100
  800MHz $90

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