Feeds

AMD slashes Opteron prices by over 50%

Way paved for DDR 2-supporting successors

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

AMD has taken the axe to prices across its desktop, mobile and server processor line-ups with particular emphasis on the Opteron range: server chip prices were this week cut by up to 54.2 per cent, some older models were dropped and new dual-core 2xx and 8xx series parts added to the range.

Among the chips added to AMD's price list this week are the dual-core Opteron 275 HE and the 875 HE, priced at $1,051 and $2,149, respectively. The other 2xx HE and 8xx HE parts saw there prices pushed down accordingly, by 34.3 to 54.2 per cent. AMD cut its regular dual-core Opteron 2xx and 8xx series chip prices, and those of the single-core 2xx and 8xx models, by the same margins.

At the same time, it dropped the 240 EE and 840 EE chips, along with all the 1xx HE parts - the 148, 146 and 140.

The cuts follow recent reductions made to other chip lines. Athlon 64 X2 prices recently fell by between 19.9 per cent and 7.9 per cent, with the 4800+'s price falling from $803 to $643. The cuts didn't take in the single-core Athlon 64 line-up or the Athlon 64 FX chips, but Mobile Athlon 64 prices dropped by 12.4 per cent to 7.3 per cent - the 3000+ and 3700+'s prices were unchanged, however.

AAMD also recently pruned the prices of its top-end Turion 64 chips, from the ML-32 upwards. Prices fell by up to 32.6 per cent - the top-of-the-range ML-44 fell from $525 to $354 - down to 5.8 per cent for the ML-32.

The Mobile Sempron lines for both full-size and for thin'n'light notebooks saw their prices trimmed a few percentage points, making room for the new Mobile Sempron 3400+ for full-size machines. ®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.