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17-47% price cuts across the product lineup

DailyTech has received information on AMD’s upcoming October 30th, 2006 price drops. The price drops affect AMD’s server and workstation Opteron products for Socket 940, 939, AM2 and 1207 platforms. AMD Opteron 800 series models 870, 875, 880 and 885 receive hefty 20-30% price cuts. Opteron 800 series HE models 860 HE, 865 HE, 870 HE and 875 HE receive similar 20-30% price drops—with similar pricing as non-HE models. Pricing for models 848 HE, 850, 850 HE, 852, 854, 856 and 865 will remain the same before and after October 30th, 2006.

AMD’s 2P server and workstation Opteron 200 series will receive price cuts as well. The price cuts include models 250, 252, 254, 256, 265, 270, 275, 280 and 285. These models receive price cuts varying from 19-47%. Opteron 200 series HE models will receive price cuts of 17-47%. This includes Opteron HE models 248 HE, 250 HE, 260 HE, 265 HE, 270 HE and 275 HE. Opteron models 246, 248 and 246 HE are unaffected by the upcoming October 30th, 2006 price cuts.

Socket 939 Opteron 100 series receive similar price cuts in the range of 19-46%. The complete Opteron 100 series including models 144, 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 165, 170, 175, 180 and 185 will receive price cuts at the end of the month.

In addition to the previous revision E Opteron price cuts, the recently released Opteron revision F processors will receive price cuts across the whole lineup. This includes Opteron 8000 series models 8212 HE, 8214 HE, 8216 HE, 8212, 8214, 8216, 8218, 8220 SE, Opteron 2000 series models 2210 HE, 2212 HE, 2214 HE, 2216 HE, 2210, 2212, 2214, 2216, 2218 and 2220 SE for socket F. Socket AM2 Opteron’s models 1210, 1212, 1214, 1216, 1218 and 1220 SE are also affected. The price cuts for AMD’s revision F product lineup vary from 18-45%.

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By retrospooty on 10/10/2006 9:19:01 PM , Rating: 2
Those dual core 165-185 are about to be cheap as hell... Time to jump on it.

By UNCjigga on 10/10/2006 10:09:19 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah...if you can find them! Supplies of the 165-185 have been running quite dry. I know Newegg has frequent stockouts and it ain't because of popularity any more...they're just not getting them in.

By poohbear on 10/11/2006 10:14:12 AM , Rating: 2
yea the 165s seem hard to find new but i know of a few places w/ the 170s. mind u, u can find plenty of 2nd hand ones on numerous FS forums.

By poohbear on 10/11/2006 10:17:28 AM , Rating: 2
btw will retailers have to incorporate these prices? if opteron 165s are in demand, why charge $164 when u can continue charging $270-$280 that im seeing @ some retailers (in canada) due to supply and demand.:/

By Knish on 10/11/2006 2:32:16 PM , Rating: 2
Because that screws up the corporate pricing

By retrospooty on 10/11/2006 3:26:18 PM , Rating: 2
Some E-tailers have dropped the prices already, seriously, I just bought an Opty 180 at Newegg for $299. They dont seem to be in short supply... Check here

prices ALREADY cut?
By vexingv on 10/10/2006 11:50:59 PM , Rating: 2
for the 939 100 series opterons, which i've been tracking, the prices at newegg currently are already lower than these new cuts.

RE: prices ALREADY cut?
By Master Kenobi on 10/11/2006 6:28:10 AM , Rating: 1
They are trying to unload them all and not get stuck holding the bag since they have been phased out.

RE: prices ALREADY cut?
By Nil Einne on 10/13/2006 11:38:18 AM , Rating: 2
That would be why AMD is officially cutting the price soon then and also finally launching the 156? Clearly they haven't been phased out yet. They will be soon but they haven't yet... Once their phased out, AMD doesn't list them any more!

What's very likely happening is some distro has a bunch of them and needs to get rid of them before the official price cuts come in

By JeffDM on 10/10/2006 9:32:16 PM , Rating: 2
I have not seen such an alphanumerical soup of an article anywhere. And I was looking them up, the HE series is supposed to be the "low power" chips - at 68 watts. Non-HE chips are allowed to be 95 watts for 2 & 8-way series, 103 watts for single processor module.

RE: Oy.
By stmok on 10/11/2006 4:19:29 AM , Rating: 2
I think there was one from AMD and Dailytech already published it quite a while ago. You need to search for it. Or go to AMD's website.

The Opteron 2110 HE looks alright.
The trouble is, finding a Socket F mobo in Australia!

S939 Price Cuts Already Happened
By glynor on 10/10/2006 9:58:37 PM , Rating: 2
I just bought a socket 939 Opteron 165 online last week for $170.00 from ZipZoomFly. Newegg had them for $160, but they were out of stock and my total order was cheaper with the other site...

They're in and out of stock regularly, so you have to jump when they come in, but you don't have to wait till the end of the month for most of the S939 line.

RE: S939 Price Cuts Already Happened
By ahock on 10/10/2006 10:11:29 PM , Rating: 2
will these cuts be more ocmpetitive as compared to Woodcrest/conroe/tulsa of Intel if price/performance is concern?

Desperate times....
By crystal clear on 10/11/2006 11:39:52 AM , Rating: 3
I see signs of desperation rather than competetive price cuts.
Let the Buyers Smile whilst the Shareholders Frown.

By gramboh on 10/11/2006 12:27:00 PM , Rating: 2
I remember wanting an Opty 165/170 system so bad back in the spring/summer before C2D, but it was $500-600+ CDN for the CPU and $250 for a good MB. Now I could get a CPU for under $200 and a nice MB like A8N32SLI S939 for $150. Wow.

By breethon on 10/11/2006 7:33:20 PM , Rating: 2
I bought a S939 Opteron 175 from zipzoomfly last week for $232 including shipping. Guess I got a better deal than most will get on 10/30!

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