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AMD halves Opteron 848 prices

Big cuts ahead of anticipated Intel x86-64 announcement

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AMD today slashed prices across its multi-way Opteron processor families, ahead of an anticipated announcement from Intel that it will bring 64-bit computing to the x86 server market.

The move also follows the launch of low-power, blade server-oriented versions of all three Opteron families.

AMD focused its cuts on the Opteron 200 and 800 series, with the latter line experiencing reductions of up to 52.7 per cent. The chip maker also cut the prices of its older, 32-bit Athlon MP chips.

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Opteron 800 Series Price Cuts
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Opteron 848 $3199 $1514 -52.7%
Opteron 846 $2149 $1165 -45.8%
Opteron 844 $1299 $873 -32.8%
Opteron 842 $999 $698 -30.1%
Opteron 840 $749 $698 -6.8%
Opteron 200 Series Price Cuts
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Opteron 248 $913 $851 -6.8%
Opteron 246 $794 $690 -13.1%
Opteron 244 $455 $455  
Opteron 240 $316 $316  
Athlon MP Price Cuts
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Athlon MP 2800+ $201 $174 -13.4%
Athlon MP 2600+ $153 $131 -14.4%
Athlon MP 2400+ $116 $116  

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