Athlons, Turions don slimmer prices for the fall

— 12:10 PM on October 23, 2006

AMD has updated its price list with a number of sizeable price cuts, a handful of new chips, and some miscellaneous tweaks. Some of the most drastic cuts are in the Turion 64 X2 line, where AMD has reduced list prices by as much as 26%. The flagship 2.0GHz Turion 64 X2 TL-60 is down from $354 to $263, and the entry-level 1.6GHz TL-50 is now $154 instead of $184. AMD hasn't meddled with prices in its single-core Turion 64 line, but it has gotten rid of a Turion 64 MK-36 chip that was previously priced at $154.

In the Athlon 64 line, the FX-62 enjoys a $114 drop down to $713. AMD has also slashed prices for all Energy Efficient Athlon 64 X2s so that they now cost the same as their regular, non-low-power siblings. An Energy Efficient flavor of the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ has also been introduced for the occasion, although considering how scarce both EE chips and the regular X2 5000+ have been in the past, you may not see the new processor on shelves anytime soon.

In the budget desktop segment, the Athlon 64 3800+ is down $4 to $108. Pricing for the Sempron line hasn't budged, but AMD has ditched the entry-level 1.6GHz Sempron 2800+. A new 2.2GHz Sempron 3800+ for Socket AM2 has been introduced with the same $108 price tag as the Athlon 64 3800+.

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