AMD - lower prices and new processors

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AMD - lower prices and new processors
AMD today announced six new processors in the Athlon II range, as well as price reductions on current Athlon II and Phenom II models.

That aside, there's nothing too shockingly new in the mix here. The newcomers are:

  • Athlon II X2 260 (3.2GHz / 65W) at $76
  • Athlon II X3 445 (3.1GHz / 95W) at $87
  • Athlon II X4 640 (3.0GHz / 95W) at $122
  • Athlon II X2 245e (2.9GHz / 45W) at $77
  • Athlon II X3 415e (2.5GHz / 45W) at $102
  • Athlon II X4 610e (2.4GHz / 45W) at $145

AMD has also taken the opportunity to remove the Athlon X2 II 240, X3 425, X4 620, and the Phenom II X2 545. The following processors are seeing a price reduction:

  • Athlon II X2 255: goes from $76 to $69
  • Athlon II X3 435: goes from $87 to $76
  • Athlon II X3 440 goes from $87 to $76
  • Athlon II X4 630: goes from $100 to $99.99
  • Athlon II X4 635: goes from $122 to $99.99
  • Athlon II X2 240e: goes from $77 to $69
  • Phenom II X4 945: goes from $155 to $145


This is some good business sense from AMD, especially from the standpoint of catering to the more economic folders out there. The Athlon II X4 is a particularly good choice for a balance between economy and performance.

Source: PCINpact here and here (in French)