After launching a pair of new FX Series processors yesterday -- FX-4170 and FX-6200 -- AMD decided to take a battleaxe to its processor price list and give it a hefty swing. The bulk of the blade landed on the chip maker's Phenom II CPU section, though a couple of FX Series processors also sustained pricing related injuries from AMD's attack. Several of the price kits crept into double digit percentages, none larger than the Phenom II X4 965, which was reduced by 14.8 percent.
The revised price list (in 1,000 unit tray quantities) breaks down as follows:
AMD also cut the price of its FX-8120 from $205 to $185 (9.8 percent) and its FX-6100 from $155 to $145 (6.5 percent), and added a couple of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), including the A6-3620 ($09) and A8-3820 ($129). The new APUs were previously only available in OEM systems.