The Athlon, X2, and Sempron lines are receiving some new blood even though Phenom is right around the corner.
AMD has been very sneaky recently. Last month, the company quietly launched the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
and now it's at it again. Yesterday, AMD silently launched six new 45W processors
to its Athlon and Sempron processor lines.
In the Athlon X2 line, AMD has released the Athlon X2 BE-2400 which operates at 2.3GHz and is priced in 1,000 unit quantities at $104 each.
The Athlon processor line received two new products. The Athlon LE-1620 will operate at 2.46GHz and the Athlon LE-1600 will operate at 2.2GHz. Pricing is respectively set at $53 and $47 each in 1,000 unit quantities.
In addition to the new Athlon and X2 processors, the Sempron line also received three new SKUs. The LE-1250, LE-1200, and LE-1100 will operate at 2.2GHz, 2.1GHz, and 1.9GHz respectively. Pricing is set at $53, $48, and $37 each in 1,000 unit quantities.
That's not all that AMD has done though. Older Athlon X2 processors received a nice new pricing system
The latest additions to the Althon lineup will more then likely be the last since Phenom is expected to launch
sometime next month. The expected date is highly probable especially with Intel launching Penryn on November 12
With prices dropping so low on newer parts, now would be a great time to upgrade older system that you plan on keeping in use after Penryn and Phenom come around.
Plan to pick up one of the new offerings from AMD or are your hoarding all of your cash for a complete system build next month? Tell us your plans over in the forums