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Advanced Micro Devices this week reduced prices of its desktop Phenom II central processing units (CPUs) aimed at performance-demanding end-users. As a result of the price-cut, six-core microprocessors from AMD got more affordable.

AMD's highest-performing chip at present - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition - dropped by 9% and now costs $239. The most affordable six-core processor on the planet - Phenom II X6 1055T - also got a 12% price-cut and is now priced at $175 officially, which means that in several weeks it will cost even less.

In general, AMD's Phenom II processors with four or six cores became 2% - 13% cheaper, which is a good news for consumers looking forward performance-mainstream systems.

The price-cut of AMD happens just as its rival Intel Corp. halts sales of its latest Sandy Bridge chips due to a chipset-related flaw and will have to rely on previous-generation products in Q1 2011. The events are completely unrelated, but the lack of high-end chips from the rival and better affordability of Phenom II will allow AMD to more efficiently compete against Intel on the desktop CPU market.

Tags: AMD, Phenom, Deneb, Thuban

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Latest comment: 02/09/11 12:05:06 PM

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And this makes AMD king of the under 240$ market.

Well it seems they're clearing out the stock for Bulldozer that may come sooner rather than later.
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 02/03/11 02:59:04 PM]
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Here in the UK, the Thuban based 1100T is selling for $100 more than the RRP.

I am not a happy bunny.
0 0 [Posted by: GavinT  | Date: 02/04/11 04:55:18 AM]
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The AMD 1090T six core processor was an impressive chip. I look forward to getting the chance to overclock this new AMD 1100T! I just hope they figured out how to keep the next generation stable above 4.0Ghz.

Here are some benchmark results:
http://www.epinions.com/r...6DGR/content_527182171780
0 0 [Posted by: rgathright  | Date: 02/09/11 12:05:06 PM]
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