AMD Athlon II X4 620 & 630: The First $99 Quad Core CPU
Seems AMD is set to make a little affordable quad-core coup with their new Athlon II X4’s
How does AMD respond to Lynnfield?
Is it by drastically cutting prices on Phenom II? Nope. By introducing
the world’s first quad-core processor to debut at $99. Now that’s cool.
AMD effectively knocked 40% off the value of
Intel’s low end quad-core CPUs. The Athlon II X4 620 manages to, at
$99, perform close enough to the Core 2 Quad Q8200 that the latter
simply doesn’t make any sense. Add another hundred dollars and you’ll
get a Core i5 750 (or less will get you into a Phenom II X4 945/955),
but if you’re on a strict budget you can’t beat the 620.