Monday, July 24, 2006

AMD Buying ATI

AMD is buying ATI (which I'll write about later today), but probably more useful to us in the short term is the recent announcement they made about their processor prices. Here's a link to an article over at that shows the old and new prices, and the numbers are stunning. Many of the Athlon processors are dropping in price by 50% or more.

Here's an example. The Athlon64 X2-5000+ (socket AM2) was selling for $649. New price? $282.

The FX line of chips isn't getting quite that kind of discount, but even the FX-62 is dropping by 22%.

Price war.

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