AMD cuts pricing of 18 Athlon II and A-series processors
AMD updated its official processor price list. The CPU and APU designers lowered the pricing of all Athlon II processors, as well as some A-series APUs. The APUs receive price cuts between 3.7% and 21.7%, while the Athlon II series gets a reduction between 14.7% and 31.6%. The most heavily discounted processors are Athlon II X4 640 and X2 265. Their prices were dropped by 31% and 30% respectively. The remaining Athlon II X3 and X4 parts received 14.5% - 21% price reductions, and they are now firmly in the Pentium price range.
Dual-core Athlon IIs and A4-Series products are now priced from $36 to $48, which means that they are positioned against Intel Celeron line. Yesterday's price cuts also included one "Piledriver" APU, A4-5300, which is now 11% cheaper. In addition to A4-Series products, AMD shaved a few dollars off the prices of A6-3670K, A8-3850 and A8-3870K first-generation APUs. Two Athlon II processors were removed from the pricelist, possibly because they were discontinued. These are Athlon II X3 445 and X4 638.
|CPU model||Old price||New price||Difference|
|Athlon II X2 250||$58||$47||19%|
|Athlon II X2 255||$60||$47||21.7%|
|Athlon II X2 260||$64||$48||25%|
|Athlon II X2 265||$69||$48||30.4%|
|Athlon II X3 450||$76||$60||21.1%|
|Athlon II X3 455||$76||$65||14.5%|
|Athlon II X3 460||$87||$69||20.7%|
|Athlon II X4 631||$79||$65||17.7%|
|Athlon II X4 640||$98||$67||31.6%|
|Athlon II X4 641||$81||$65||19.8%|
|Athlon II X4 645||$102||$87||14.7%|
|Athlon II X4 651||$92||$76||17.4%
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