Athlons, Turions don slimmer prices for the fall

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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    • Saribro
    • 14 years ago

    What’s this Turion “MK” stuff? I can’t find any of it on either or

    • MadManOriginal
    • 14 years ago

    Stealth launch of a new CPU – the 65nm Celeron 347.

      • leor
      • 14 years ago

      maybe with the death of netburst, the celeron line will cease being a joke

        • wierdo
        • 14 years ago

        As long as their don’t cripple them too much – they have the tendency to do so, grr… come on guys, if L1 cache is that small, don’t skimp on L2 too much haha – then they should be decent… they need to price them a notch lower than they usually do too imho.

        Sempron at least has a large L1 cache and an on-die memory controller to lessen the blow, and even then I wouldn’t recommend one with less than 256kb of L2 cache. Funny thing is AMD’s lower end A64s are Sempron’s fiercest competition haha, poor AMD.

    • R2P2
    • 14 years ago

    TR’s AM2 writeup says the Athlon 64 3800+ is 2.4Ghz. Why would anyone buy a 2.2Ghz Sempron for the same price?

      • R2P2
      • 14 years ago

      And how does a processor that’s clearly slower get the same model number, anyway? This just backs up my theory that the numbers are more about price points than performance.

      (edit is busted)

        • Flying Fox
        • 14 years ago

        Model numbers are not supposed to be comparable between different processor families. Haven’t got the memo? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Proesterchen
    • 14 years ago

    I’d still take the C2D T7200 over the TX2 despite the $31 premium, good news on the X2 3800+ and still high on fumes with its FX-62 pricing.

    In other news:

    Intel also adjusted prices on some of its lineup today, amongst the changes are cuts to the PD 915 and 820, the Celeron D line and a couple of mobile processors. Full list at the following link:


      • muyuubyou
      • 14 years ago

      Yep, but still got to consider the mobo price difference.

    • Shintai
    • 14 years ago

    HARRR! More pricedrops, we consumers sure love a pricewar ๐Ÿ˜€

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