Socket AM2 pricing info leaks
The Inquirer says it has managed to grab AMD's
for tomorrow's Socket AM2 launch lineup. Surprisingly,
prices for the AM2 Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2 lines are $3 to $11 lower
than those of current
Socket 939 chips
, with the new Athlon 64 3200+ and X2 4600+ being
notable exceptions. Those processors will reportedly cost $16 and $31
more than their Socket 939 counterparts, respectively. In addition to introducing existing speed grades for the new socket, The Inq says AMD will
add Athlon 64 X2 4000+ and 5000+ models for $319 and $689, as well as an Athlon 64 FX-62 for a whopping $1,219.
Aside from new Athlon 64s and Athlon 64 X2s, AMD is also expected to
introduce several Semprons for Socket AM2. Going by The Inquirer's
price list, only 2800+, 3000+, 3200+ and 3400+ models will make the
switch, starting at $65 and going up to $95—$3 lower than current
versions. Sempron 3500+
and 3600+ models will arrive as well, the site says, and will be priced at $105 and $120.