AMD adds Athlon X2 7750, tweaks pricing

Earlier this month, we saw several European e-tailers were selling an unannounced Athlon X2 7750 processor from AMD. The chipmaker has since added the processor to its price list, removing any doubt about the CPU's specs or its expected pricing in the United States.

The price list confirms that the 7750 runs at 2.7GHz with 2MB of L2 cache, 2MB of L3 cache, and a 95W thermal envelope—and it says AMD is selling it for $79 in 1,000-unit quantities. That's $3 more expensive than the Athlon X2 6000+, which is based on the older K8 architecture and runs at 3.1GHz with an 89W TDP. A peek at Intel's price list also suggests the new CPU will be slightly cheaper than the 2.5GHz, Penryn-based Pentium E5200.

Matching up AMD's price list with what's in Google's cache from last week also shows a few other changes. The Phenom X4 9750 has dropped $10 to $154, and the most expensive triple-core Phenom, the X3 8750 Black Edition, is now $124 instead of $134 in volume quantities.

On the dual-core front, the Athlon X2 6000+ has fallen from $92 to $76, and other regular Athlon X2s are now listed at either $69 or $66 (the 45W models all cost $61). AMD is rumored to have two other 7000-series Athlon X2s up its sleeve,  so these CPUs might be on their way out.

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