Advanced Micro Devices has initiated a rebate program under which it will give back £20 or €25 to those, who purchase a six-core processor and a latest-generation graphics card until the end of March from select stores in several European countries. Similar promotions can be expected in other parts of the world.
End-users need to acquire AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (3.20GHz) or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T (3.30GHz) as well as one or more AMD Radeon HD 6870, AMD Radeon HD 6950 or AMD Radeon HD 6970 graphics card from one of authorized online stores in Austria, France, Germany or United Kingdom to get £20 or €25 ($32.4 - $34.4) from AMD itself.
The actual benefit of the promotion are not really significant, even in case of the lowest-cost combo (AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and AMD Radeon HD6870) the rebate will account for about 7%, whereas in case of the most expensive configuration they will account for about 5%. Still, those, who need a new microprocessor and a new graphics card can get them with a little discount now.
The promotion will be open from 15 February to 31 March, 2011. Purchasers will need to complete the registration form to submit the rebate request (a copy of the electronic receipt, or other document from the authorized e-tailer must be submitted with the rebate request); rebate requests must be submitted no later than 14 April 2011. Rebates will be paid in the form of Bankers Automated Clearing Services (BACS).
While in the U.S. AMD does not currently have a similar promotion, it is still possible to benefit from purchasing its quad-core chips or six-core chips with select mainboards in certain e-tail stores (for example, Newegg) to get a $10 - $25 instant discount.