AMD tweaks Athlon pricing
The Register has the goods on AMD's latest processor price adjustments. Athlon 64 prices have been reduced by as much as 31%, making the Athlon 64 3400+ and 3500+ considerably more attractive. Curiously, this latest round of price adjustments actually raises the price of a couple of chips. The Athlon XP 2800+ and Athlon 64 FX-53 are both up in price, the XP by 28% and the FX by 3.5%.
Rising Athlon XP prices and the absence of 2200+ through 2700+ chips leaves plenty of room for Sempron, but the FX-53's modest price increase is puzzling. The FX-53 shares the same 2.4GHz clock speed and 1MB L2 cache as AMD's Opteron 150. However, AMD lists the Opteron 150 at only $637, a full $190 cheaper than the $837 FX-53.