AMD increases Opteron 1xx series pricing

Posted on Friday, Aug 05 2005 @ 09:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD yesterday increased pricing of its Opteron 1xx series by up to 91.6 percent, stating the addition of support for cheaper unbuffered ECC memory justified the price hike.
On Monday, after AMD had cut prices across a number of its processor families, including the Opteron 2xx and 8xx series, the Opteron 152 chip was priced at $417. Today, it costs $799.

The 150 and 148 saw similar price jumps: from $278 to $367 (a 32 per cent increase) and from $218 to $263 (20.6 per cent), respectively. The 146's price rose a more modest 2.8 per cent, from $178 on Monday to $183 on Tuesday.

The only chip whose price fell yesterday was the 144, which went from $163 to $125, a fall of 23.3 per cent. The Opteron 142 was dropped from the price list.
Ironically the head of AMD's server and workstation chip division said the new Opteron chips would reduce overall costs. More details at The Register


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