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Advanced Micro Devices has slashed prices on virtually all of its desktop microprocessors. The price-cuts vary from symbolical 1% to significant 23%. As a result of the price-reductions, AMD's most powerful central processing unit (CPU) for desktops now costs less than $200. In addition, AMD added FX-4130 chip into its product family.

Just ahead of the back-to-school season, AMD reduced pricing of its most-powerful accelerated processing unit (APU) - AMD A8-3870K - to $101 and its highest-performing eight-core FX-8150 to $183. Ironically, the previous-generation morally outdated six-core Phenom II X6 1100T BE microprocessor is now AMD's highest-priced desktop CPU as it has price-tag of $194.

AMD reduces prices of its central processing units over a month ahead of the launch of AMD A-series Fusion "Trinity" APUs and multi-core FX-series microprocessors based on Bulldozer micro-architecture. Lower prices increase AMD's abilities to compete with Intel Corp., which CPUs often provide higher performance in traditional apps.

AMD did not issue any press-releases concerning the price-cuts.

Tags: AMD, Phenom, Bulldozer, Fusion, Piledriver, Llano, Zambezi, FX


Comments currently: 15
Discussion started: 08/27/12 12:07:17 PM
Latest comment: 09/21/12 07:07:06 PM
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Last time I checked Phenom II x6 1100 was better than the fx-8150 so the price is just right.
1 0 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 08/27/12 12:07:17 PM]
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1 4 [Posted by: mmstick  | Date: 08/27/12 04:45:26 PM]

seriously, I have the x6, I'm not against amd, but you are the one who need to check what you know.
1 1 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 08/28/12 06:26:51 AM]
By my calculations out of the 26 benches that article conducted. The 1100T won 15 where the 8120 won 11. When the 1100T did win it was minimal at best too for the vast majority of the benches. IRL, with these price cuts, the FX series will be getting the consumers money for obvious reasons.
2 0 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 08/28/12 10:05:04 AM]
This is why I've been sticking with AM3, you can get quads for less than $100 and Thuban hexacores for less than $140 which makes the bang for the buck truly insane.

I'm typing this on an X6 1035T and I couldn't be happier, the chip was just $110 and it blows through Crysis II and Saints Row 3 and with a 3.1GHz turbocore its plenty fast on single threaded tasks while still giving me 6 cores for video transcoding.

So I'd say the smart money will stick with the Thuban Hexacores and the Deneb quads as long as the supplies last. Go AMD!
1 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/14/12 06:14:38 AM]
it,s true becouse the performance of Phenom II x6 1100 was better than the fx-8150.
0 0 [Posted by: Agus Fitriadi bjb  | Date: 09/21/12 07:07:06 PM]

Yup, and the new prices might make them at least somewhat desirable overall again.
1 0 [Posted by: DIREWOLF75  | Date: 08/27/12 01:33:35 PM]

A link that shows the price cuts more clearly:
2 4 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 08/27/12 01:39:48 PM]

The price cuts are to empty the channel of current products so Trinity desktop APUs and Vishera FX CPUs can be released soon. This is std. procedure. Many of the current products are scheduled for EOL this Fall or early '13.
5 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 08/27/12 04:27:26 PM]

The price cuts are imminent when supply are higher than demand, and the company does not expect demand increase in close future even on the eve of back-to-school time.
1 0 [Posted by: Azazel  | Date: 08/27/12 08:50:55 PM]

Meanwhile Intel keeps making off like bandits charging full price. If this were a staring contest, AMD just blinked.
0 1 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 08/27/12 11:25:01 PM]
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The contest between AMD and Intel are the legends of deep olden times. Having less than 10% of Intel's income, AMD can't affect Intel prices.
The demand and production capabilities define Intel prices only.
2 1 [Posted by: Azazel  | Date: 08/28/12 12:03:52 AM]
Reply long as AMD makes profits on the chips who cares? Personally I'm quite happy picking up AMD chips so cheap, and these prices cuts have made the AM3 chips even lower, I've gotten Thubans for $110 and Deneb quads for $90. The bang for the buck at those prices are just nuts, so why not enjoy it?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/14/12 06:17:14 AM]

As noted above the price cuts are due to new products being introduced and are normal. Hating doesn't change reality.

With AMD gaining in all market segments, they most certainly can impact Intel's pricing, as they have always done. Distorted perspectives and bias don't sway OEMs who decide what they can sell to the masses and buy chips accordingly. That is why AMD is gaining market share from Intel.

AMD has a lot of work to do to get back to where they once were but they are fully capable of doing so with good management.
4 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 08/28/12 06:34:57 AM]
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Do you make your posting on AMDZone?
If not, you definitely should. You would be a star of the zone.
1 2 [Posted by: Azazel  | Date: 08/28/12 11:36:40 AM]


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