Thursday, February 3, 2011

AMD cuts prices on their desktop Phenom II processors

Advanced Micro Devices this week reduced prices of its desktop Phenom II central processing units (CPUs) aimed at performance-demanding end-users. As a result of the price-cut, six-core microprocessors from AMD got more affordable.

AMD's highest-performing chip at present - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition - dropped by 9% and now costs $239. The most affordable six-core processor on the planet - Phenom II X6 1055T - also got a 12% price-cut and is now priced at $175 officially, which means that in several weeks it will cost even less.

In general, AMD's Phenom II processors with four or six cores became 2% - 13% cheaper, which is a good news for consumers looking forward performance-mainstream systems.

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via Xbit Labs

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