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AMD knocks up to 30% off Athlon 64 prices

But FX and XP prices rise

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AMD adjusted its desktop processor pricing today, cutting what it charges for Athlon 64 processor by up to 30.9 per cent while increasing the cost of its Athlon 64 FX chip and some Athlon XP parts to compensate.

The chip maker also took the axe to a stack of lower-end Athlon XP parts presumably to make room for August's anticipated Sempron launch.

Gone from AMD's official price list are the XP 2200+ through to the 2700+. The list now shows only the 2800+, 3000+ and 3200+. Of those, the first two were granted price rises, with the former's price tag up 28 per cent.

The gamer-oriented Athlon 64 FX-53 also saw its price raised, from $799 to $827, up 3.5 per cent. No doubt AMD is banking on its specialist nature to support the rise. ®

AMD Athlon 64, FX, XP Price Changes
Processor New Price Prev. Price Change
Athlon 64 FX-53 $827 $799 3.5%
Athlon 64 3800+ $643 $720 -10.7%
Athlon 64 3700+ $507 $710 -28.6%
Athlon 64 3500+ $346 $500 -30.8%
Athlon 64 3400+ $288 $417 -30.9%
Athlon 64 3200+ $227 $278 -18.4%
Athlon 64 3000+ $189 $218 -13.3%
Athlon 64 2800+ $173 $178 -2.8%
Athlon XP 3200+ $204 $213 -0.4%
Athlon XP 3000+ $164 $163 0.6%
Athlon XP 2800+ $150 $117 28%

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