AMD Slashes Phenom II CPU Prices Up to 15 Percent

Paul Lilly

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:

  • Phenom II X2 555: $85 down from $90 (5.6 percent)
  • Phenom II X4 840: $103 down from $105 (1.9 percent)
  • Phenom II X4: 955: $105 down from $117 (10.3 percent)
  • Phenom II X4 965: $115 down from $135 (14.8 percent)
  • Phenom II X4 970: $145 down from $155 (6.6 percent)
  • Phenom II X4 975: $155 down from $175 (11.4 percent)
  • Phenom II X4 980: $165 down from $185 (10.8 percent)
  • Phenom II X6 1055T: $155 down from $165 (6.1 percent)
  • Phenom II X6 1075T: $165 down from $181 (8.8 percent)

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.

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