Despite the Athlon 64 price increases, Opteron prices are actually down in the 800 series thanks to the introduction of a new 3.0GHz 856 model. The prices of single-core Opteron 850, 852, and 854 processors have dropped to $698, $873, and $1,165, respectively, with the new 856 coming in at $1,514. Those prices were previously held by the 848, 850, 852, and 854. AMD has also introduced a 3.0GHz Opteron 256 at $851, but this chip hasn't shuffled prices for the rest of the 200 series. Oddly, the latest price list doesn't list prices or model numbers for the Opteron 100 series. Instead, it instructs users to "contact [their] local distributor for AMD Opteron 100 Series processor pricing."