*Update*AMD Slashing Athlon And X2 Prices Again Page: 1
AMD is planning to slash the prices on some of their Athlon X2 processors starting October 8th.

"As we begin a new quarter and prepare for the busiest time of the year, selected AMD dual-core desktop processors will have a reduction in suggested prices effective next Monday, October 8. This will be a great opportunity to upgrade customers to dual-core, as the AMD Athlon X2 5000+, 5200+, 5600+, 6000+ and 6400+ processors all will feature new pricing," a statement by AMD sent to partners published by AMDZone web-site reads.

Considering that the highest X2 CPU is priced at only $251, it is unlikely that this cut will be very large, aimed more at aligning platform prices.

*Update*

AMD has confirmed the new prices for their Athlon and X2 processors, with the cuts ranging from 5-28%.  These cuts are being made to clear inventory in preparation for the upcoming Phenom launch.

AMD: Desktop CPU pricing, October 2007 (US$)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor Price
Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 220
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 167
Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 146
Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 125
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition 136
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 115
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 104
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 89
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 78
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 68
AMD Athlon 64 Processor Price
Athlon 64 4000+ 58
Athlon 64 3800+ 50
Athlon 64 3500+ 45
*Pricing for 1000-unit tray quantities

Source: Digitimes

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