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AMD cuts Opteron prices by up to 35%

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Update AMD quietly trimmed the prices of its top-two single-processor system Opteron 100 series and its dual-processor Opteron 200 series yesterday possibly paving the way for a new, faster version of the chips.

The Opteron 144's price was cut from $669 to $438, a cut of around 35 per cent. The Opteron 142 fell from $438 to $292, down 33 per cent. the Opteron 140 remains unchanged at $229. All prices are for processors sold in batches of 1000.

The Opteron 244 was previously priced at $794; now it's $690, a drop of 13 per cent. The Opteron 242's price was also cut, to $455 from $690, a fall of 24 per cent. The Opteron 240 dropped 9.5 per cent, from $283 to $256.

The price cuts suggest the imminent arrival of new, top-end 100 and 200-series Opterons, probably the 146 and 246. The latter has been expected for some time and is believed to be scheduled for a 4 August launch. We've not heard of an upcoming 100-series Opteron, but the price cuts suggest that one may nevertheless make an appearance.

AMD also cut is mobile Athlon chip prices, and those of its multi-processor Athlon MP parts:

Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Athlon MP 2800+ $275 $230 -16%
Athlon MP 2600+ $201 $174 -13%
Athlon MP 2400+ $153 $131 -14%
Athlon MP 2200+ $131 $116 -11%
Athlon MP 2000+ $116 $116  
DTR* Athlon XP-M 2800+ $230 $185 -19%
DTR Athlon XP-M 2600+ $156 $108 -30%
DTR Athlon XP-M 2400+ $108 $86 -20%
DTR Athlon XP-M 2200+ $86 $71 -17%
DTR Athlon XP-M 2000+ $71 $65 -8%
DTR Athlon XP-M 1900+ $69 $59 -14%
Athlon XP-M 2500+** $134 $99 -26%
Athlon XP-M 2400+** $113 $91 -19%
Athlon XP-M 2200+** $91 $76 -16%
Athlon XP-M 2000+** $76 $69 -9%
Athlon XP-M 1900+** $69 $59 -14%
Athlon XP-M 1800+** $59 $55 -6%
Athlon XP-M 1700+** $55 $55  
LV*** Athlon XP-M 2000+ $134 $112 -16%
LV Athlon XP-M 1900+ $123 $105 -14%
LV Athlon XP-M 1800+ $112 $97 -13%
LV Athlon XP-M 1700+ $97 $80 -17%
LV Athlon XP-M 1600+ $80 $71 -11%
LV Athlon XP-M 1500+ $71 $57 -19%
*DTR = Desktop Replacement
**Mainstream
***LV = Low Voltage

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