AMD prepares for battle...

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17 June 2006
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QUOTE απο digitimes.com
Terminates multiple processor models; prepares price cuts of up to 46%

To simplify its production portfolio, AMD will stop producing a number of Socket AM2, 939 and 754 processors later this year, with the company not taking orders for the processors after June 28, according to industry sources.The Socket 939 Athlon 64 4000+ and 3700+ will be the first to be phased out, with orders for the models ending on June 28, while delivery will cease on July 2. Delivery for the other processors will cease at the end of the year.After the cuts the Athlon 64 4800+ and 3500+ will be the only remaining models in the Socket 939 series, the sources indicated.Motherboard makers claim AMD is slimming down its product offerings in order to prepare for a price war with Intel in the second half of 2006. AMD is determined to match Intel on price cuts for its processors.However, prices of AMD's Athlon 64 X2 1MB×2 (4800+, 4400+, 4000+) will not be reduced, only prices on Athlon 64 X2 512KB x2 (5000+, 4600+, 4200+, 3800+) will be lowered, the makers indicated. In the past, AMD had promised that it would not end orders for its mainstream single-core 939 and 754 series. However, the company has changed its strategy due to the threat from Intel. Motherboard makers indicated they were afraid they may not be able to clear out their Socket 939 and 745 motherboards.Several years ago Intel migrated its processor series from Socket 423 to Socket 478, causing several motherboard makers to end up stuck with Socket 423 motherboard inventory and the makers are worried that situation may repeat itself.



AMD end of line processors, (last order: June 28)
Socket AM2 Socket 939 Socket 754
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Athlon 64 3700+
Athlon 64 3200+ Athlon 64 3200+
Athlon 64 3000+
Sempron 3300+
Sempron 3100+
Sempron 2600+

AMD Athlon 64 X2 July 24 price cuts (US$)
Socket Model Old price New price Change
AM2 5000+ (65W EE) 696 465 (33.2%)
5000+ 696 403 (42.1%)
4600+(65W EE) 601 352 (41.4%)
4600+ 558 301 (46.1%)
4200+(65W EE) 417 276 (33.8%)
4200+ 365 240 (34.2%)
3800+(35W EE) 364 362 (0.5%)
3800+(65W EE) 323 194 (39.9%)
3800+ 303 169 (44.2%)
939 4600+ 558 301 (46.1%)
4200+ 365 240 (34.2%)
3800+ 303 169 (44.2%)

http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20060622PR211.html