There is suppose to be a massive price dropp in CPU’s after the 23 of July. I’ll locate the info.
Here’s the info Both Intel and AMD.
Here are two launch dates you might want to put on your calendar, July 23 and July 11. AMD will introduce its widely hyped LGA 1207-pin Socket on July 11, followed by Intel’s shipments of its widely hyped Core 2 Duo Conroe processor on July 23 – just in time for Kristopher’s twenty-third birthday.
Conroe, now officially known as Core 2 Duo for desktops, is officially scheduled to ship on July 23. Intel has already stated that the company plans for Conroe to account for 40% of its desktop sales by Q1’07 – a massive undertaking for a completely new architecture. The pricing for July 23 on Conroe is still exactly as we had published back in April. Intel allowed some benchmarks of Conroe earlier this year, with reasonably favorable results. Intel has also put out an advisory saying it will aggressively sell its 9xx and 8xx dual-core processors between June 4, 2006 and July 23, 2006 in order to dump inventory before the Conroe launch.
With the Opteron Revision F launch, we will see the new processor cores Santa Ana and Santa Rosa. Santa Ana is actually a dual-core AM2 component targeted specifically for workstations and 1U servers, while Santa Rosa is an LGA-1207 dual-core Socket F processor. There are no single-core Opteron Revision F processors. Quad-core Revision G Opterons (Deerhound) are not anticipated for at least another year.
AMD’s new 1207-pin socket, dubbed Socket F, has made a few appearances on DailyTech already. The socket will be AMD’s first land-grid-array (LGA) socket using the same method of contact pads for the processor found on Intel LGA-775 and LGA-771 processors. The retention clip is also a radical change for AMD.
The prices of the AMD’s will also drop quite a bit too.
This is an image on the prices to take effect on the release of the conroe duo 2.
AMD Plans Major CPU Price Drops Day After “Conroe”.
Memos from AMD insiders reveal big plans for July 24, 2006
According to memos recently obtained by DailyTech, AMD will drastically cut prices on its desktop processors after the July 23rd release of Intelâ€™s Core 2 Duo Conroe processors. The memos that DailyTech has secured are between AMD and Japanese system manufacturers and indicate the following price cuts will become effective July 24th, 2006:
AMD Athlon 64 price cuts will receive price cut up to 30%
AMD Athlon 64 X2 will receive price cuts up to 50%
AMD Sempron processors will receive price cuts up to 15%
The memos only mention the AM2 processors; however the AM2 parts are now priced identically with Socket 939 components. AMD has previously indicated that the aim of the AM2 processors was to be price competitive with its legacy components. Several of the dual-core components do not show a price drop, but it’s possible AMD has just not announced the pricing on these processors yet. The Athlon 64 FX model line will not receive any price reduction.
Perhaps the most interesting price reductions are on the Athlon 64 X2 dual core line. The memo claims the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ will fall from a processor-in-box (PIB) of $303 to $169. Single core Athlon 64 3800+ processors will fall from $290 all the way to $139 through special promotions. The AMD Athlon and Sempron Energy Efficient models do not show any price reduction.
Intel already announced that it will also cut prices of its Pentium D and Pentium 4 processors between now and the general availability of Conroe. Conroe benchmarks have recently surfaced with significant performance advantages over Athlon 64, but the largest advantage of the processor until now has been the price advantage. With AMD and Intel in a price war over next generation processors, ultimately consumers will benefit the most.
65nm SOI AMD Athlon 64 Revision G processors are expected to ship this December. The memo also stated that AMD will not publicly announce the price cuts on its processor line until after the Conroe launch to avoid cannibalizing its current sales of AM2 CPUs.
AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core Processor Pricing after 7/24
Processor --------------------PIB Price ----7/24 Price------Promotional Price
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (socket AM2 only) $696 $403
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (socket AM2 and 939) $558 $301
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (socket AM2 and 939) $365 $240
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (socket AM2 and 939) $303 $169
AMD Athlon 64 Single-Core Processor Pricing
Athlon 64 3800+ (socket AM2 and 939) $290 $142 $139
Athlon 64 3500+ (socket AM2 and 939) $189 $112 $109
Athlon 64 3200+ (socket AM2 and 939)) $138 $112 $99
Athlon 64 3000+ (socket AM2 and 939) $108 $112 $89
AMD Sempron Processor Pricing
Sempron 3400+ (socket AM2 and 754) $97 $87
Sempron 3200+ (socket AM2 only) $87 $77
Sempron 3000+ (socket AM2 and 754) $77 $67
Sempron 2800+ (socket 754 only) $67 $53