X-bit labs reports AMD adjusted the pricing of its Phenom II chips:
AMD also adjusted pricing onto all of its desktop CPUs by 10% in general. Some positions got 2% more affordable, whereas some others lost 25% or even 40% of the price. AMD's most affordable six-core chip now costs $165, as a result of the price-cut.
The price-slash was made in order to quickly clear out the stock before the next-generation microprocessors arrive on the market place in June and July. The move will help AMD to maintain or even boost its market share insignificantly, but will not allow to address performance-demanding market segments.