The biggest cuts were made to the dual-core 2xx series, which saw member prices fall by between 33.9 per cent and 47.1 per cent. The 2xx HE line-up was similarly pruned. Single-core 2xx CPUs saw their prices fall by 19.3-28.2 per cent.Interesting to note is that almost all of the price cuts were cuts to the price of the next lower-speced chip in the list. This may indicate AMD is working on a few new, maybe quad-core, Opterons.
AMD reduced what it charges for the 22xx series by 18-35.5 per cent - 26.6-32.4 per cent for the 2xxx HE line. The 82xx series saw its members' prices cut by between 18.9 per cent and 29.6 per cent, with the 82xx HE chips' pricing cut by 22.9-26.9 per cent.
The dual-core 8xx CPUs are now 20.1-29.6 per cent less expensive, but their single-core siblings cost as much today as they did before, though two models, the 846 and 848, have been dropped from AMD's list, as was the 846 HE. Other 8xx HE single-core chips remain unchanged, but the dual-core 8xx HE line's pricing was reduced by 20.1-29.6 per cent.
AMD Opterons up to 47 percent cheaper
Posted on Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 14:54 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck