AMD Cuts Prices on Opteron Processors

AMD today silently cut prices on its current Opteron processors. The price cuts affect single and dual-core Opteron Socket F and 940 processors. Seven boxed AMD Opteron processors for Socket 940 have received price cuts including dual-core models 290, 285, 280, 275 and single-core models 256, 254 and 252.

AMD Opteron Model 200 PIB
Model
Cores Previous
Pricing
8/6/2007
Price
290Dual
$711
$538
285
Dual
$538$394
280
Dual $394
$273
275
Dual
$273
$228
256Single $538$394
254
Single $374$252
252Single $252$228
HE 275
Dual
$538
$394
HE 270
Dual
$394
$273

Five Opteron 8000 and eight Opteron 800 models receive price cuts. These models are configurable in multi-CPU configurations with more than four CPUs. The price cuts affect tray processors and not retail box ones.

AMD Opteron Model 8000 Tray
Model
Cores Previous
Pricing
8/6/2007
Price
8222Dual
$2,127
$1,499
8220
Dual
$1,499$1,153
8218
Dual $1,153
$864
8216
Dual
$864
$691
8214Dual$691$518

AMD Opteron Model 800 Tray
Model
Cores Previous
Pricing
8/6/2007
Price
890Dual
$1,499
$1,153
885
Dual
$1,153$864
880
Dual $864
$691
875
Dual
$691
$518
856
Single
$1,153
$864
854
Single
$864
$691
HE 875
Dual
$1,153
$864
HE 870
Dual
$864
$691

Eleven dual-core Opteron 2000 series processors receive cuts, including the low power HE models. These are Socket F processors for dual processor configurations.

AMD Opteron Model 2000 Tray
Model
Cores Previous
Pricing
8/6/2007
Price
2222Dual
$864
$691
2220
Dual
$691$518
2218
Dual $518
$374
2216
Dual
$374
$252
2214
Dual
$252
$208
2212
Dual
$208
$173
HE 2218
Dual
$604
$446
HE 2216
Dual
$446
$314
HE 2214
Dual
$314
$230
HE 2212
Dual
$230
$190
HE 2210
Dual
$190
$173

Existing users with Socket 940 systems can rejoice as the Opteron 200 series receive price cuts as well.

AMD Opteron Model 200 Tray
Model
Cores Previous
Pricing
8/6/2007
Price
290Dual
$691
$518
285
Dual
$518$374
280
Dual $374
$252
275
Dual
$252
$208
256
Single
$518
$374
254
Single
$374
$252
252
Single
$252
$208

Expect retailers to change prices accordingly in the coming weeks. The single-processor AMD Opteron 100 and 1000 series are unaffected by this batch of price cuts.

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