If you’re looking to build an AMD powered system, you might want to hold out a short while as we are very likely to see revised CPU prices from the Sunnyvale based chip maker.
“AMD Monday will slash prices by as much as 30 percent on its Athlon 64 X2 dual-core microprocessor series, according to a system builder with a long-standing business relationship with the chip giant.
The system builder, who preferred to remain anonymous, said manufacturer prices for the top-of-the-line Athlon 64 X2 6000+ would drop from $241-per-unit to about $170. The price of an Athlon 64 X2 4000+ would be cut from about $90 to $69, he said”
Less than $200 for a 6000+ is just great deal any way you look at it. That chip may not be quite as fast at media editing as the new Quad-Core CPUs that Intel is touting, but it’s anything but slow.