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In an another attempt to popularize its microprocessors among enthusiasts looking for premium performance, Advanced Micro Devices has kicked off a new campaign in select European countries under which it will send cash back to buyers of certain microprocessors and accelerated processing units (APU) with four, six and eight cores.

Customers in numerous European countries will need to purchase one of the qualifying products - A-series APUs for overclockers as well as FX-series for enthusiasts - from a participating reseller between June, 11, and August, 31, 2012, then complete the online claim form and upload the proof of purchase before the closing date of  September, 18, 2012. AMD will send the rebate via BACS or cheque within 45 days after it receives the paperwork.

The cash back will not be too high: €20/£20 for an eight-core chip, €15/£15 for a six-core microprocessor and €10/£10 for a chip with four cores.

Considering the fact that the price on AMD FX-8150 is generally similar to Intel Core i5-3570K in many countries, but the latter is substantially faster nearly across the board compared to the former, the promotion will unlikely impart sales of AMD's top-of-the-range products. Nonetheless, those, who would like to have small discounts on low-cost products, should visit amd-promotions.com web-site for details.

Tags: AMD, Bulldozer, Llano, Zambezi, Intel, Ivy Bridge

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They should spend the money on fixing the flaws of the chips sooner instead. Or figure out how to produce them much cheaper so they could be sold at a pricepoint where they become a good deal again.
0 0 [Posted by: DIREWOLF75  | Date: 06/21/12 05:56:51 AM]
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they still make profit when they sell them whit this discount. so its more like small profit vs loss. they are also 3 months away from the release of the next chip so they want to sell these chips as fast as possible
1 0 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 06/21/12 10:31:48 AM]
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AMD FX-8150 255 $US, Intel Core i7-3770K 420$us, prices VAT included are the current prices in Romania, so where is the similarity? please explain why the author is ranting in Intel's favor?
more: on Amazon co uk prices are:AMD FX-8150 is 159,99 and Intel i7-3770K is 257.99 pounds.
3 0 [Posted by: mosu  | Date: 06/21/12 09:43:53 AM]
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Sorry, I actually compared this (http://www.overclockers.c...duct.php?prodid=CP-403-IN) with that (http://www.overclockers.c...duct.php?prodid=CP-321-AM).

But then again, there are Core i5-3550 (http://www.overclockers.c...duct.php?prodid=CP-406-IN) and Core i5-3750K (http://www.overclockers.c...duct.php?prodid=CP-404-IN), which are also faster than the FX-8150 in the majority of cases.
0 0 [Posted by: Anton  | Date: 06/21/12 05:10:51 PM]
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Well, between those two cpu:s, here they cost sek ~2000 and ~2500. More importantly however, the i5 3570 is ~1800.

Sure, for some servers and a few things where the AMD FX actually shows its good sides i might rather pick the AMD 8150, but >9 times out of 10, i would rather pick the 3570. It´s generally faster AND it´s still cheaper?
0 0 [Posted by: DIREWOLF75  | Date: 06/22/12 04:49:01 PM]
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seriously....there is a ~$150 price difference between 8150 and the i7-3770k....i think he means the i5-3570k...even still the 8150 is $30 less
0 0 [Posted by: tbone8ty  | Date: 06/21/12 02:54:51 PM]
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