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AMD today introduced the Athlon 64 4000+ and Athlon 64 FX-55, as anticipated, along with price cuts across the rest of its 64-bit desktop and desktop-replacement mobile CPU line-up.

The company also cut the prices of its mainstream Mobile Athlon 64 processors, and those of the XP-M chips. The latter saw a number of lower-end parts knocked off AMD's official price list.

Gone too is the Athlon 64 FX-53, replaced by the new, faster model. The FX-55 is available immediately, AMD said. The new Athlon 64 4000+ is clocked at 2.4GHz, like the existing 3800+, but gains a boost from its bigger L2 cache: 1MB to the 3800+'s 512KB. It too is a Socket 939 part. The 3700+ is also clocked to 2.4GHz and equipped with 1MB of L2, but its memory controller is single-channel to the 4000+'s 128-bit, dual-channel controller.

The FX-55 is clocked at 2.6GHz, up from the FX-53's 2.4GHz. ®

 

AMD Desktop Chip Prices
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Athlon 64 FX-55   $827  
Athlon 64 4000+   $729  
Athlon 64 3800+ $643 $643  
Athlon 64 3700+ $507 $470 -7.3%
Athlon 64 3500+ $346 $288 -16.8%
Athlon 64 3400+ $288 $238 -17.4%
Athlon 64 3200+ $227 $208 -8.4%
Athlon 64 3000+ $189 $163 -13.8%
Athlon 64 2800+ $173 $144 -16.8%
Desktop Replacement Athlon 64 3700+ $500 $463 -7.4%
Desktop Replacement Athlon 64 3400+ $417 $228 -54.7%
Desktop Replacement Athlon 64 3200+ $278 $198 -28.8%
Desktop Replacement Athlon 64 3000+ $218 $153 -29.8%

 

AMD Mobile Chip Prices
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Mainstream Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ $432 $243 -43.7%
Mainstream Mobile Athlon 64 3200+ $293 $213 -27.3%
Mainstream Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ $233 $168 -27.9%
Mainstream Mobile Athlon 64 2800+ $193 $148 -23.3%

 

AMD Athlon XP-M Chip Prices
Processor Prev. Price New Price Change
Desktop Replacement Athlon XP-M 3000+ $147 $135 -8.2%
Mainstream Athlon XP-M 3000+ $150 $138 -8%
Mainstream Athlon XP-M 2800+   $125  
Low-power Athlon XP-M 2200+ $97 $81 -16.5%
Low-power Athlon XP-M 2100+ $97 $76 -21.7%
Low-power Athlon XP-M 2000+ $80 $74 -7.5%

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