AMD Slashes Prices on Entire CPU Lineup

AMD logo AMD had earlier announced that it was intending to slash the prices of its entire CPU lineup…and it has indeed done so.

The biggest cuts come to the higher-end X2 CPUs like the 5000+, whose price has been reduced in half from $696 to $301. The X2 4600+ and 4600+/4200+ EEs also see their prices cut in half as well. Going further down the line, AMD’s entry level dual-core processor, the X2 3800+, will see its price reduced from $303 to $152 while the single-core 3800+ has been reduced from $290 to $112.

AMD CPU Pricing list

Another prominent change is that AMD has removed multiple CPUs with 1MB L2 cache from their lineup, including the 4000+ and X2 4800+. This was done to make AMD’s latest CPU’s cheaper to manufacture.

With the new prices, the X2 5000+ will be going head-to-head with the Core 2 Duo E6600, while the X2 4200+ is priced to correspond with the Core 2 Duo E6300.