Feeds

AMD slashes prices, ships Athlon 64 4000+

Up to 50 per cent off

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

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%

Related stories

AMD turns profit on strong 64-bit chip sales
AMD dual-core Opterons gain SSE 3 support
Intel to maintain 775-pin P4 prices to 2005 - report
Intel decides speed matters less these days, kills 4GHz Pentium
Laptops, servers buoy Intel's results
Intel defeats AMD in court
Intel delays Xeon E-0 core update to 29 October

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.