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Pricing and availability for AMD's desktop AM2 offerings

We have received some rather interesting info on AMD's new range of Socket AM2 processors. According to internal AMD documents, system builders will be able to purchase the new AM2 processor starting on May 15th. Dual core and single core Athlon 64 processors will be available as well as 64-bit Sempron processors.

According to our previously published roadmaps, AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62 will be the company's top desktop offering for the remainder of the year. It is not until Q1 of 2007 that we will see the FX-64 hit the market.  All other AM2 processors are officially under embargo until June 6, 2006.

AMD Desktop Processor Price List
Processor Socket SSBP
Athlon 64 FX-62 AM2 $1,236
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 $696
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ AM2 $645
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ AM2 $558
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 $469
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 $365
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ AM2 $328
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 $303
Athlon 64 3800+ AM2 $290
Athlon 64 3500+ AM2 $208
Sempron 3600+ AM2 $123
Sempron 3500+ AM2 $109
Sempron 3400+ AM2 $97
Sempron 3000+ AM2 $77
Sempron 2800+ AM2 $67

The SSBP above denotes the Suggested System Builder Price. Actual manufacturer purchase prices are approximately 10% less.  And of course, you can be sure those new CPUs will come with heatpipe coolers and new packaging.  AMD insiders have confirmed to us that AM2 motherboards will be shipping for several weeks before the launch to assure widespread availability at launch.

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No price cuts
By obeseotron on 4/3/2006 9:28:31 PM , Rating: 2
Looks completely uninteresting to me. Talk about stagnation, my 2 year old Athlon64 3500+ only cost 3 hundred and change, 2 years later the price has fallen a little over a hundred dollars. It used to be unthinkable that over the course of 2 years you would even be able to buy the same processor. No cheap dual cores are coming, and AM2 may not even be faster than 939. I guess they are happy with their success and are selling their whole capacity so there is no reason to cut the price, but they are going to lose the entire enthusiast market when Conroe comes out if they don't have a better plan than this. I know I'll be jumping ship to Intel for sure.

RE: No price cuts
By Haggar on 4/3/2006 9:32:06 PM , Rating: 3
Erm dude, first you talk about on a low budget...then you say you're jumping ship to Intel for the Conroe, did you get a pay rise?

Why not wait for the AMD varient which will be cheaper, and most likely beat it in must be an enthusiast for sure to go with Intel ;)

RE: No price cuts
By coldpower27 on 4/3/2006 10:42:13 PM , Rating: 1
Wait till when Core Duo E6600 2.4GHZ/1066FSB/4MB Cache is going to be 316US, closest equivalent is the Athlon 64x2 4000+ 2.0GHZ/2x1MB for 328US.... which is a complete joke as a Conroe stomps a Athlon 64x2 at equal GHZ, never mind a 20% clockspeed advantage....

RE: No price cuts
By bob661 on 4/4/2006 11:42:50 AM , Rating: 2
Where did you get your pricing info? Link please.

RE: No price cuts
By coldpower27 on 4/4/2006 8:57:21 PM , Rating: 2
No link necessary now as Dailytech has done thier own piece on Conroe pricing which conforms to the leaked pricing charts of Conroe seen for the past few months.

RE: No price cuts
By blckgrffn on 4/5/2006 2:34:22 AM , Rating: 2
Oh yeah, because you are the king of knowing all this knowledge and getting all the numbers right ;)

You know AMD can cut prices big right now if they wanted, but lets all give them a hand for running in the black long enough to give intel some serious competition now and down the road.


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