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Xasz
06-12-06, 05:59 PM
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800

It seems that AMD may be planning some drastic price cuts the day after "Conroe" is released.


PROCESSOR PIB PRICE 7/24 PRICE PROMOTIONAL PRICE
Athlon 64 X2 5000 (AM2/939) $696 $403 n/a
Athlon 64 X2 4600 (AM2/939) $558 $301 n/a
Athlon 64 X2 4200 (AM2/939) $365 $240 n/a
Athlon 64 X2 3800 (AM2/939) $303 $169 n/a

Athlon 64 3800 (AM2/939) $290 $142 $139
Athlon 64 3500 (AM2/939) $189 $112 $109
Athlon 64 3200 (AM2/939) $138 $112 $99
Athlon 64 3000 (AM2/939) $108 $112 $89

Sempron 3400 (AM2/754) $97 $87 n/a
Sempron 3200 (AM2) $87 $77 n/a
Sempron 3000 (AM2/754) $77 $67 n/a
Sempron 2800 (754) $67 $53 n/a

grey_1
06-12-06, 06:11 PM
Those are some fantastic deals. I'd personally love to see the FX-60 drop for a bit, nice upgrade without swapping mobo and all.

Thanks for posting this!

|MaguS|
06-12-06, 07:19 PM
Someone is scared... Run Run AMD but Intel is on your back! MWAHAHA

SLippe
06-12-06, 07:41 PM
Cool, maybe I can afford an X2 soon.

watever
06-12-06, 07:58 PM
heh.. just saw this on dailytech.com
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800

leafo
06-12-06, 08:18 PM
Wow, I wish I knew about this two months ago. Great prices.

coldpower27
06-12-06, 09:18 PM
This makes AMD more competitive and I am glad for them, but on the other hand it also make sure I won't get an AMD processor as I don't want their lower cache versions. I want the full deal at reasonable pricing in comparison to Intel products.

This will soften the blow of Conroe a tad.

CaptNKILL
06-12-06, 09:28 PM
w0000000t!!!!!!!!

Best news I've heard in a while! This is really going to make things interesting. Im deffinitely making a CPU upgrade this summer to finish off my second system. Looks like it will probably be a 3800+. They are so cheap!! If Core 2 didnt require different RAM and a new motherboard, I'd probably go that route (if the performance numbers are true) but this AMD deal is just too good to pass up.

tacos4me
06-12-06, 09:37 PM
Aww. I always pick a crap time to upgrade. :thumbdwn: But yeah, thoes are nice prices, almost a 50% slash on the 3800+. :D

|MaguS|
06-12-06, 09:37 PM
Sad thing is that the FX Chips didn't get a price reduction... and those are the ones that are going to be competing with the Conroe chips in my opinion... atleast thats what the early benchmarks put them up against.

a12ctic
06-12-06, 09:42 PM
170$ for dual core *drools*

Xasz
06-12-06, 09:48 PM
Sad thing is that the FX Chips didn't get a price reduction... and those are the ones that are going to be competing with the Conroe chips in my opinion... atleast thats what the early benchmarks put them up against.
Well, this just might be the first wave of reductions. It seems intel is going to respond similarly, and AMD won't really have much of a choice except lowering their FX prices quite a bit, too.

Roadhog
06-12-06, 10:53 PM
holy crap thoes are some nice prices.... $170 X2... or $300 conroe... man thats tough.

ViN86
06-12-06, 11:07 PM
$170! damn, i got robbed hahaha

i love price wars :D

mullet
06-12-06, 11:37 PM
wow thanks for the info. man I don't know what to do now. I still may get a conroe I have never had a Intel chip.

Stevedroid
06-12-06, 11:53 PM
Good news indeed, but I am rather disappointed that there weren't any bigs drops on the 1MB cache chips. I mean you can now get a 3800+ for $60 cheaper than a 3700+ now. I've been wanting to get a 4000+, but I feel it needs to drop another $50 before it's worth it for me.

coldpower27
06-13-06, 12:01 AM
Good news indeed, but I am rather disappointed that there weren't any bigs drops on the 1MB cache chips. I mean you can now get a 3800+ for $60 cheaper than a 3700+ now. I've been wanting to get a 4000+, but I feel it needs to drop another $50 before it's worth it for me.

It seems AMD is only cutting the cheaper to make chips and not the more expensive to make ones.

nV`andrew
06-13-06, 12:07 AM
haha i should sell my proc to some noob 2 days before the price drop then pick up a 4400 or sumthing lol

i still and will always <3 amd :D

a12ctic
06-13-06, 12:10 AM
maby well get the old amd back, amazing over clocks and amazing price, instead of amazing stock performance but expensive

Bearclaw
06-13-06, 12:21 AM
Wow. Well, that's the economy for you. You buy something and then a month later it drops in price drastically. I will definitley have to upgrade maybe this summer. Not sure if I will go dual-core or not. I want to wait until most things are supported by it. I could be wrong, but isn't it just games and other apps that have problems? Windows works fine in it correct? But nonetheless, It wouldn't hurt upgrading to a 3800+ from my 3200+. It works absolutely fine, but liek everyone here, who doesn't like upgrading? So should I go for the dual-core then or the single core..the 3800?

CaptNKILL
06-13-06, 12:41 AM
maby well get the old amd back, amazing over clocks and amazing price, instead of amazing stock performance but expensive
Thatd be nice. Seeing how dual core is getting to be "Standard" these days, this price drop was much needed.

It was starting to look like 2000 again with a mid range CPU costing $300. $169 for a mid range is deffinitely more like it :)

Im still worried that conroe will be too good to resist though. If they are priced similarly (which the lower end conroes are) and perform (not to mention overclock) as well as the previews say... then its still going to be a very tough choice. The #1 thing AMD has going for them right now is that most people who game already have an AMD platform with all the compatible components. To go to anything Intel thats worth while, you have to almost build a new system.

Heh, if I could stick a conroe in a socket 939 board running DDR, I wouldnt even think twice about it :p

Salamandar
06-13-06, 11:32 AM
I wonder if the 939 will stay for a while, I'm not upgrading my CPU untill later this year!

*Crossing fingers *

Mr_LoL
06-13-06, 12:36 PM
An Athlon 64 X2 4600 for under 200. Sign me up please.

Superfly
06-13-06, 01:29 PM
not interested tbh. all too slow lol.

TimeOut
06-13-06, 02:07 PM
Woot!. The cost of my next upgrade will be only $169 plus S&H for an Athlon 3800 X2. This baby can easily run at 2.5Ghz 1:1 with my PC4000 DDR 2.5-3-3-8 memory modules.

It won't outperforms a Conroe running at the same speed, but WHO CARES!.