AMD boosts Athlon 64 prices

Posted on Monday, Apr 10 2006 @ 19:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD today announced it will raise prices of some of its processors, along with the launch of two new Opteron processors.
The 256 and 856 come in at $851 and $1,514, respectively. While the addition of the 256 left the prices of the other 2xx series chips unchanged, the 856 pushed the already available 854 down to $1,165, a drop of 23.1 per cent. The 852's price fell 25.1 per cent to $873. The 850 now costs $698, 20.1 per cent cheaper than before. The 848, 846 and 844 all remain at $698.

AMD similarly pruned the prices of the 8xx HE chips, reducing the price of the 850 HE from $1,514 to $1,165 - a fall of 23.1 per cent. The 848 HE now costs $873, down 25.1 per cent from $1,165. The 846 HE's price was cut 34.8 per cent, from $698 to $455.
More info at The Register.


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