AMD also cuts processor prices

Written by Tim Smalley

January 20, 2009 // 2:03 p.m.

Tags: #45nm-cpus #amd #ii #phenom #prices #pricing #processor #processors

Within hours of Intel cutting its processor prices, AMD has responded by trimming the prices for its new 45nm Phenom II CPUs.

Although the prices haven't affected AMD's official price list, Novatech and Newegg have reduced the price of both the 940 and 920 processors.

In the UK, the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition was selling for around £220 including VAT and Novatech is now selling a boxed retail Phenom II X4 940 for under £190. Meanwhile, the 920 was selling for about £190 and Novatech now has it down at £160.

Over the pond, Newegg is now selling the 940 and 920 for $235 and $195 respectively. AMD's unit prices when the processors are bought in 1,000 unit quantities are $275 and $235, so we assume AMD has started to offer rebates to retailers ahead of an official price cut.

This is clearly in response to Intel's recent price cuts and it keeps the Phenom II processors very competitive indeed – the Phenom II X4 940 is price-competitive with the Q9400, while the 920 is just a little bit more expensive than the Q8300.

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