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AMD slashing CPU prices 7/24

by ramarc / July 17, 2006 10:43 AM PDT

if you're planning on building your own or upgrading your system, AMD has confirmed HUGE price cuts for july 24. you'll be able to take advantage of these prices the same day since athlon64s (and amd2 mobos) are already in the channel. intel core 2 duos (conroes) will be similarly priced but probably won't be readily available until the first or second week of august.

athlon64 x2-5000+ $282 (now $649)
athlon64 x2-4600+ $224 (now $522)
athlon64 x2-4200+ $175 (now $339)
athlon64 x2-3800+ $149 (now $277)
athlon64 3800+ $102 (now $246)
athlon64 3500+ $79 (now $130)


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Thanks for posting...it's about time the AMD's dropped
by VAPCMD / July 17, 2006 11:40 AM PDT

Wonder about the X2 4400, 4800 and the Opterons ?


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x2 4800+/4400+
by ramarc / July 17, 2006 11:34 PM PDT

those parts will probably wind up being the same price as the 5000+/4600+ and effectively discontinued. the pricing is too low to support 6 different CPUs spaced $15-$20 apart.

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Pisses me off...
by mcallij / July 18, 2006 3:00 AM PDT

I knew that prices were going to be dropping, but I didn't know I'd be able to get a 5000+ cheaper than the 4200+ I bought!!! Now I wish I had waited another month!!!


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Bummer....I've been standing by too
by VAPCMD / July 18, 2006 12:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Pisses me off...

The 5K looks interesting but I didn't really need it. Guess I'm lucky this time. Got the whole system ready to with a X2-3K and 2GB RAM. The 5K will make a nice addition ...and the the 3K will make a good hand me down or maybe a good backup system CPU.


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How will it work
by marionutis / July 22, 2006 2:26 AM PDT

How will these price drops work in retailer stores? Your saying the drop will happen immediately? Does that mean on the day? The announced AMD price drop will happen on Monday, July 24th. When will retailers such as Fry's and CompUSA drop their prices to match the dropped prices? On the same day? After a week? A month? A year?

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You'll see the new vendor prices at places like
by VAPCMD / July 22, 2006 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: How will it work

Techbargains.com, Anandtech.com, Tomshardware.com, Newegg.com, ZipZoomFly.com, etc., as soon as they're posted. No one here knows such info unless they work for one of the retailers .. and telling potential buyers like you or me would not be in their best interest.


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