AMD Cuts Desktop Processor Pricing Up to 19 Percent

Paul Lilly

In with the new, and in with price cuts too!

AMD recently launched a pair of FX-Series Piledriver processors, FX-4350 and FX-6350, and hot on heels of those new chips is a round of price cuts to some older parts. The Sunnyvale chip designer slashed the price of 10 chips in all, most of which received a double-digit percentage discount. In fact, the smallest price cut was 9.5 percent, and the two others that technically don't qualify as double digits were both dropped by 9.9 percent.

Here's how the latest price lists shake out:

  • AMD A6-3600: $95 down to $77 (18.9 percent)
  • AMD A8-3800: $105 down to $91 (13.3 percent)
  • AMD A8-3820: $115 down to $101 (12.2 percent)
  • AMD A6-5400K: $67 down to $57 (14.9 percent)
  • AMD A8-5500: $101 down to $91 (9.9 percent)
  • AMD A8-5600K: $101 down to $91 (9.9 percent)
  • AMD FX-4300: $122 down to $108 (11.5 percent)
  • AMD FX-6300: $132 down to $112 (15.2 percent)
  • AMD FX-8320: $169 down to $153 (9.5 percent)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE: $91 down to $81 (11 percent)

The AMD FX-6300 stands out as a particularly good deal after the savings, which costs just $4 more than the FX-4300. The FX-6300 is a six-core part clocked at 3.5Ghz (4.1GHz Turbo) with 8MB of L3 cache, 6MB of L2 cache (3 x 2MB), and a 95W TDP.

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