AMD Phenom AMD slashes Phenom II prices

Intel’s release of Sandy Bridge CPUs was widely expected to trigger a fall in prices across the AMD CPU product range. While two new CPUs were introduced – Phenom II X4 840 and 975BE – much of the pricing remained unchanged. The expected price cuts are now coming in, nearly one month later – hot on the heels of Intel’s recall for 6 series chipsets. The biggest price cuts are dished out to the two top Phenom II X6 CPUs. The 1090T BE is now down to a very reasonable $209, with the flagship 1100T BE falling to $239.

AMD Phenom AMD slashes Phenom II prices

Intel’s release of Sandy Bridge CPUs was widely expected to trigger a
fall in prices across the AMD CPU product range. While two new CPUs were
introduced – Phenom II X4 840 and 975BE – much of the pricing remained
unchanged. The expected price cuts are now coming in, nearly one month
later – hot on the heels of Intel’s recall for 6 series chipsets.
The biggest price cuts are dished out to the two top Phenom II X6 CPUs.
The 1090T BE is now down to a very reasonable $209, with the flagship
1100T BE falling to $239.

AMD’s Phenom II X6 1055T is now available at $175, and becomes the cheapest six-core CPU ever. The Phenom II X4 line-up undergoes $10 cuts, to make room for the Phenom II X4 975 BE, at $195. The new Phenom II X4 840 (which is really an Athlon II X4) stays at $105, and remains the budget leader.

Despite showing severe signs of age, AMD’s Phenom II products continue to be compelling, currently boosted by Intel’s suspension of 6-series motherboards. If you are in the market for a new CPU today, AMD’s Phenom II CPUs offer impressive price/performance across the board. The X6 1090T BE especially offers great value for $205.

However, many would like to hold on for a while, till Intel’s Sandy Bridge becomes an option again. By the time the fixed chipsets are shipped and 6-series motherboards are in retail again, AMD’s Bulldozer will be right around the corner too.

Source: Tech Report