After the Intel CPU price slashes, AMD has also reduced prices of their new Phenom II X4 940 and X4 920 CPUS
AMD and Intel are continuing their age-old processor war. After Intel recently slashed prices of quad-core and other CPUs, AMD has also reduced prices of their top quad-core models.
Though the price list hasn't been updated as of now, the reduction was observed at their e-tailers. The prices of the recently launched quad-core processors AMD Phenom II X4 940 and Phenom II X4 920 were seen reduced at Newegg.com.
The price of the Phenom II X4 940 CPU slipped from $275 (approx. Rs. 13,200) to $235 (approx. Rs. 11,200), and this 45nm fab process quad-core directly competes with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400, now priced at $213 (approx. Rs. 10,300).
Also, the price of the Phenom II X4 920 CPU has been reduced from $235 (approx. Rs. 11,200) to $195 (approx. Rs. 9300) and competes with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300, now priced at $183 (approx. Rs. 8800).
AMD's quad-core processors are almost at par with Intel's quad-core processors. However, the major difference between them is in the thermal design power rating; power consumption under task load was found to be higher in the AMD quad-core chips.