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Intel/AMD CPUs, DDR2 RAM prices drop




Was informed last week that there was an across the board price drop of all Intel and AMD CPUs. Just over a month ago, I bought a new desktop rig (AMD Athlon X2 3800 Dual Core) and comparing the prices I got then with the ones listed at PCX now, there’s a huge drop indeed.

AMD Athlon X2 3800 Dual Core – Php4,470 (about 9.8k at Villman)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ AM2 – Php3,640
AMD Sempron 3200+ AM2 – Php2,130

Intel E6600 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo 4MB L2 – Php12,170 (still close to 19k at Villman)
Intel E4300 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo 2MB L2 – Php6,460
Intel 935 3.2GHz Dual Core 4MB L2 – Php4,780
Intel Celeron D 347 Single Core 3.06GHz – Php2,290

Prices of DDR2 RAM has also dropped by almost half.

Kingston/Corsair 1GB 667 DDR2 – Php2,440
Kingston/Corsair 1GB 533 DDR2 – Php2,390

SODIMM laptop memory also dropped to Php2,340 for 1GB.

However, RAM prices for the DDR almost remained the same with the 1GB PC400 DDR still at Php4,370. I am still checking some recent news on what caused these price drops.



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

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9 Responses

  1. entrepreneur says:

    I think with these price drop there will be an effect to semiconductor industries. Job cuts again?

  2. aaron says:

    notebook rams with windows are the same with intel macs ba?

    :( kakabili ko lang at 3800. ARGH.

  3. aaron says:

    I just called 4 branches (gilmore, katipunan, buendia and fairview) and wala silang stocks ng mobile ram :( sad

  4. aj says:

    hey dude. where can you buy those ram? please email me. thanks.

  5. Fleeb says:

    It was Intel who did the price cuts. AMD had price cut more than a month ago (X2 6000+ is about $300-$400) I think. Intel followed the price cuts. For the DDR2 RAM, I think the supply for 1GB RAM increased (and production cost decreased) more than a month ago.

  6. Migs says:

    The new entry level Intel CPU is out, and they’re calling it… Pentium! Ha!

    And AMD is coming up with the K10 architecture soon. Say hello to the Phenom!

  7. @Abe

    What brand and speed is the SODIMM memory you mentioned above?

  8. yuga says:

    Forgot the SODIMM brand but I think it was a Kingston at 533Mhz DDR2.

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