“AMD has recently launched the first dual-core Sempron processors in China in a bid to counter Intel’s dual-core Celeron product line in the entry-level market, according to sources at motherboard makers.
AMD Sempron 2100+ processors adopt a 65nm process, and have a core frequency of 1.8GHz. Pricing in the China market is set at RMB 399 (US$55). Due to the cheap price and potential of AMD’s own-brand RS780 and 690G IGP chipsets, the CPU has been popular with consumers in China prompting them support AMD’s platform.
In order to hit back, channel vendors predict Intel will drop its dual-core Celeron processor pricing. However, they pointed out that even if the two processors are equal in price, AMD’s strong IGP chipsets still give the company an advantage.”
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While we still have no definite news on where the million or so Semprons that ASUS is rumoured to have bought will end up, but we do know that China will be seeing them for sale. DigiTimes predicts that Intel will drop prices in reaction to the release, a tactic we will likely see in North America once the chips make it over here. Maybe we should look out for low priced Lenovos soon.