In this weeks price guide, we'll take a look at AMD's and Intel's pricing trends and like always, suggest a few processors to look into. First off, we would like to remind you to explore the RTPE before you drop your hard earned cash on what your heart desires.
We're seeing the socket 939 Opterons in stock at the moment, going for incredible prices! We'd suggest you get your hands on one of those ASAP while they are priced fairly low if you have been waiting around to get one.
If you are looking for an inexpensive yet decent system, the AMD Sempron's and Intel Celeron D's are great budget based processors to build your office system around, while the dual core processors are holding their price points fairly steadily.
We will start this week's CPU guide with the dual core processors.
Dual Core Desktops
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Toledo core) [RTPE: ADA3800CDBOX] has seen a great price decrease of approximately $46, bringing its price down to a total of $335 shipped. While the Toledo core has seen a decrease in price, the X2 3800+ Manchester core [RTPE: ADA3800BVBOX] has been at the same price point for well over one month, currently at $322.
We are expecting AMD to release a new series of processors in the very near future, but at the moment, we will not be able to discuss any of this information any further. As the time period approaches, expect us to make some comment about this.
As you can see from the price chart below, Intel's Pentium D processors have also been at the same price point since our last price guide about one month ago. This chart right below show Intel's budget based Pentium D 820 [RTPE: BX80551PG2800FN] at roughly the same price since September.
Intel Pentium D (775) 820 800FSB 2x1MB
As with AMD, we are also expecting Intel to be releasing a new line of processors, but again, we cannot comment on this information at the moment. Please stay tuned....