AMD drops Athlon/Opteron prices

AMD drops Athlon/Opteron prices

It gets me really excited when I read these kinds of news from either of the CPU manufacturers. It only means we get faster processors at cheaper prices. That’s what healthy competition is all about — consumers mostly benefit from it all. Now, AMD has announced an almost across the board prices cuts on its Athlon and Opteron procs. Here’s the new pricing structure as indicated in AMD’s website:



Old price

New price

Athlon 64 FX-74 $799/pair $599/pair
Athlon 64 FX-72 $599/pair $599/pair
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ $241 $178
Athlon 64 X2 5600+ $188 $157
Athlon 64 X2 5200+ $178 $136
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ $167 $125
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ $136 $115
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ $121 $94
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ $83
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ $104 $73
Athlon X2 BE-2350 $91 $91
Athlon X2 BE-2300 $86 $86

The price cuts have not yet been reflected on local stores but mu guess is that they’ll be updated by next month. I’d love to get my hands into one of those Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3.0GHz, 125W, 2MB total dedicated L2 cache, 2000MHz HyperTransportâ„¢) or if budget will permit, a quad core FX-74.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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13 Responses

  1. Fleeb says:

    Athlon X2 6000+ was the old FX-62 (?) – sabi sa Anandtech. Before, it was priced at around 50k, now you can buy it at

  2. Miguel says:

    Looks like they’re keeping “Athlon X2” around as the low end, since they’re introducing the Phenom.

    I guess it’s time to upgrade/replace my old PC’s which are dying piece and piece.

  3. yuga says:

    Migs, they’ll drop the x2 3800 na daw. So we’ll be seeing more of the higher end X2s na.

  4. Miguel says:

    Yes I read that the low end will be replaced by Athlon X2 “BE” series. But none of them in sight locally.

    I also read in TipidPC that the local AMD distributor keeps the prices high!

  5. VIIV says:

    dont buy AMD products, sayang lang money nyo… buy Intel products!

  6. Daddy says:

    Intel suck big time,i just trow intel duo 2 core e6600 for amd x2 5000+
    from some shop in gilmore pc center
    my problem is i dont find cooler fan for socket 940
    any ideeas where i can find in manila something like that?

  7. todays greatest cpu is amd especially the am2 sockets . why? its best for gamers and very affordable. amd really has nice features like enhanced 3d now! wow! im really amazed buy this even you dont use videocard its graphics is real smooth and you could say fast. did you know that they codename “manila” to their amd processors b4?

  8. Jar says:

    its just simple, AMD beats the shit out of INTEL. AMD makes better processor by their really advanced architecture. Intel is only upping raw power of their chips but not making them truly innovative to make them look powerful. thats why in most benchmarks they’re beaten be lesser powered AMD chips

  9. kramski says:

    were can i buy an AMD 64 FX-60 here in the philippines?

  10. ema says:

    I would like to buy Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or any of Athlon 64 x2 processors. If any one with an idea where I can get it?


  11. peejay says:

    i prefer amd products… greater performance… :-)

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