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AMD And Intel Promotions Slash Dual-Core Prices

Advanced Micro Devices cut prices on a number of its dual-core server processors, while Intel offered instant rebates on select dual-core desktop CPUs.

AMD in February knocked down prices by more than 40 percent on a range of its dual-core server processor models. For example, AMD cut the dual-core 870HE model by $1,135 down to a price of $1,514. The 2GHz 870HE is for four- to eight-socket servers and offers a lower power envelope compared with a typical 95 watts for similar dual-core Opteron parts.

Several other 800 series processors also were reduced, including the
95-watt 1.8GHz 865, down to $698 from an original price of $1,165.

In addition, AMD cut prices on its dual-core processors for servers using one or two sockets. Among the cuts were the 2.4GHz 280, which was reduced
to $851 from $1,299, and the 275, lowered to $690 from $1,051.

The price changes were confirmed by an AMD spokeswoman and are available on the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s Web site. All prices are for low quantities.

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