AMD Adds Low-End Athlon 64 X2, Cuts Prices
Advanced Micro Devices released a dual-core version of its existing AMD Athlon 64 3800+ processor on Monday, cutting prices in the process.Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Monday released a dual-core version of its existing AMD Athlon 64 3800+ processor, cutting prices in the process. The addition to the low end of the AMD dual-core desktop microprocessor line is AMDs first dual-core chip rated at the same performance level as one of its single-core offerings. The 3800+ X2 is priced at $354, about $25 higher than the single-core Athlon 64 3800+ and slightly less expensive than AMDs fastest single-core chip, the AMD Athlon 64 4000+.
In addition, AMD also cut the prices on several Opteron and Athlon 64 models. Among other cuts, AMD slashed the price of its fastest single-core Athlon 64, the 4000+, by 22 percent to $375. AMDs X2 line received more marginal reductions; the company reduced the price of the fastest 4800+ X2 from $1,001 to $902.