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AMD lowers prices of its Phenom II processors

Written by IT News on 2:14 AM

About a week after AMD formally presented its next-generation desktop processors, designed to take advantage of its new 45nm process technology, the Sunnyvale, Calif., chip maker has recently cut prices on its new Phenom processors II. The company has slashed prices by 17 percent, which means that the new CPU consumption to better compete with Intel's products, therefore, provides PC users with a cheaper alternative to a PC upgrade.

With the new price, AMD has reduced the cost of X II Phenom 940 from $ 275 to $ 235, while the price of lower spec'ed model, Phenom X4 II 920, has been reduced to $ 195 from $ 235. The new pricing system has been implemented, allowing users to immediately benefit from lower prices Phenom processors II. The price adjustment will also allow AMD to better compete with similar products sold in Santa Clara, California-based Intel files.

Although not able to compete seriously with higher performance Intel processors until now the core i7 the new AMD processors based on 45nm to handle the large competitors in ready Intel Socket 775 Core 2 Quad processors. More specifically, Phenom X4 II 940 is comparable to the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400, while the Phenom X4 II 920 can provide a level of performance similar to Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300. Currently Intel has mentioned a price of $ 213 and $ 266 respectively. The Q9300 is expected to be removed, while the Phenom X4 940 II has a price slightly higher than its main competitor, but lower than the Core 2 Quad Q9550.

With the new price, AMD seems to offer the best price / value, which gives users an alternative to a high-performance desktop PC without having to pay a fortune in the components.

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