AMD cuts Athlon XP prices by up to 31.8 per cent
Follows Intel's Celeron price cuts
Many of AMD's Athlon XP processors just got cheaper. The chip maker today cut the prices of all but the fastest and slowest CPUs - the 3200+ and the 2000+, respectively - in the family by up to 31.8 per cent.
The cuts leave 333MHz frontside bus parts well below the recently introduced 400MHz FSB Athlon XP 3200+. That chip remains priced at $464 (in batches of 1000). The older XP 3000+, based on the same core but using the slower FSB, is now just $265, down from $325, a fall of 18.5 per cent.
The price of the 2800+ falls 20 per cent from $225 to $180, the 2700+ 23.9 per cent from $180 to $137. The 2600+ is now priced at $103, down 31.8 per cent from $151. The 2500+ falls from $124 to $89, a cut of 28.2 per cent. The 2400+ now costs $84, down 18.4 per cent from $103. The price of the 2200+ falls 8.6 per cent from $81 to $74, which is what the 2100+ now costs too, a fall of 6.3 per cent from $79.
AMD's move follows Intel's most recent price cuts, made to selected Celeron chips yesterday. As anticipated, Intel reduced the cost of its top-end 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4GHz Celerons. Prices fell by up to 18.4 per cent.
The 2.4GHz part now costs $84, down from $103, a reduction of 18.4 per cent. The 2.3GHz Celeron fell 11.2 per cent from $89 to $79. The 2.2GHz chip is down 10.8 per cent, from $83 to $74. The 2.1GHz Celeron costs $74 too, down 6.3 per cent from $79. ®