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Early AMD Phenom II pricing

by Scott Bicheno on 16 January 2009, 18:20

Tags: Dabs, eBuyer, SCAN, YOYOtech, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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The early running

It's been about a week since AMD officially launched its new family of CPUs: the Phenom II, so we thought we'd have a look at UK pricing and availability.

Unable to compete with Intel in the upper echelons of CPU performance, AMD is focusing on price/performance as one of the key selling points of its CPUs. As a consequence it's vital that its new Phenom II processors are priced competitively.

In the table below we've had a look at what the two new AMD CPUs cost at a selection of UK etailers. As their worth will inevitably be assessed in comparison to equivalently priced Intel processors, we've included three of those too.

We'll keep an eye on these prices as it's been predicted that Intel is going to drop some prices this weekend and if this does happen, AMD may well follow suit.

 

etailerProductAvailabilityPrice (inc. VAT)
SCAN.co.uk Phenom II X4 940 BE
In stock £220.73
  Phenom II X4 920
In stock £189.74
  Core i7 920
In stock £240.55
  Q9400 Pre-order £195.47
  Q8300
In stock £183.99
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ebuyer.com Phenom II X4 940 BE
In stock £229.99
  Phenom II X4 920
In stock £197.95
  Core i7 920
In stock £239.99
  Q9400 In stock £225.95
  Q8300
Not listed
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dabs.com Phenom II X4 940 BE
In stock £218.76
  Phenom II X4 920
In stock £186.24
  Core i7 920
In stock £239.99
  Q9400 Not listed
£202.16
  Q8300
Not listed
£183.99
yoyotech.co.uk Phenom II X4 940 BE
In stock £230.23
  Phenom II X4 920
In stock £196.08
  Core i7 920
In stock £243.98
  Q9400 In stock £209.45
  Q8300
Not listed
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Update - 10:00, 19th January 2009. As predicted: Intel drops prices of quad core CPUs by up to 40%



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I wonder how long it will be before the 940 drops under £200. I might just wait until then to get it.
dfour
I wonder how long it will be before the 940 drops under £200. I might just wait until then to get it.

I reckon it will come close within a month and the 920 dropping to about £170
How about scan doing them for £187 already :) :)

http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=924550

Buying now :bowdown::bowdown:
dfour
How about scan doing them for £187 already :) :)

http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=924550

Buying now :bowdown::bowdown:

:o noooooo must hold out for am3. but god that is tempting
Mine will be with me monday with my new shiny DFI motherboard :)

One Dragon platform coming up. Then to set my WC up and clock the boitch :surprised::surrender: