On Monday, after AMD had cut prices across a number of its processor families, including the Opteron 2xx and 8xx series, the Opteron 152 chip was priced at $417. Today, it costs $799.To be fair, the fact that the Opteron 100 series now supports unbuffered DIMMs should save customers some money, but no one likes to see price hikes. AMD's dual-core Opteron 165 and 175 chips will reportedly arrive this month and sell for $417 and $530, respectively. Compared with Athlon 64 X2 processors with the same clock speeds, those prices should actually be pretty reasonable.
The 150 and 148 saw similar price jumps: from $278 to $367 (a 32 per cent increase) and from $218 to $263 (20.6 per cent), respectively. The 146's price rose a more modest 2.8 per cent, from $178 on Monday to $183 on Tuesday.