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Advanced Micro Devices reportedly plans to significantly lower the price of its current accelerated processing units (APUs) and central processing units (CPUs) next month in a bid to get prepared for the launch of products with better performance in late May early June. The price-cuts are also expected to help AMD slightly boost its market share.

A market rumour has it that in April the world’s No. 2 supplier of microprocessors for personal computers will reduce the price of its multi-core FX-series CPUs aimed at performance-mainstream desktops as well as A-series Fusion APUs for mainstream PCs. DigiTimes web-site reports that such chips as AMD A8-5600K (Trinity), FX-8320, FX-6300 and FX-4300 (Vishera) will see 8-15% price-cuts.

This month AMD started to sell several Fusion A-series code-named Richland APUs (also known as Trinity 2.0) for notebooks. It is believed that AMD intends to unveil new APUs for desktops in late May or early June. AMD A-series Fusion “Richland” APUs feature up to four Piledriver x86 cores as well as AMD Radeon HD graphics with VLIW4 architecture. Thanks to improved clock-speeds without any gains in power consumption, the new A-series APUs should be noticeably faster than the predecessors in all kinds of applications, but retain drop-in compatibility with existing mainboards. Therefore, it is logical for AMD to cut price of current-gen A-series “Trinity” products.

AMD is also supposed to release faster versions of its FX-series central processing units with up to eight Piledriver x86 cores sometime in June, boosting clock-speeds and offering a low-cost alternative to Intel’s forthcoming Core i-series 4000-family “Haswell” microprocessors that will be revealed in early June.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: AMD, Fusion, Richland, Trinity, Piledriver, Radeon, Vishera, FX, 32nm


Comments currently: 9
Discussion started: 03/22/13 02:21:25 PM
Latest comment: 02/16/15 08:56:21 AM
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It's all good for consumers.
5 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 03/22/13 02:21:25 PM]

good AMD I prefer FX6300.
4 1 [Posted by: Blackcode  | Date: 03/22/13 04:48:35 PM]

i'm still yet to see an fx 8300 95w version that were supposedly released already.
4 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 03/22/13 07:12:49 PM]
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It is OEM only, and it's the FX 8300, not FX 8320.
3 2 [Posted by: blackkstar  | Date: 03/22/13 07:35:45 PM]
yeah I never said 8320 and i'm still yet to see them in oem forms either.
1 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 03/23/13 11:05:36 AM]

i just made my fx8350 upgrade and now AMD already have plan for another faster 8 cores just the same way 8150 came out for a short time when 8350 already in the pipe. now another one is being cooked for the next several months.
2 2 [Posted by: idonotknow  | Date: 03/23/13 03:35:40 AM]
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it wasn't a short time the 8150 was out for more then a year before the 8350 came out. And also it is using the trinity arch which is an revised version of the original bulldozer arch so there is a diff between the 8150 and 8350 then just more then clock speed. There will be no diff between the 8350 and the higher clocked counterpart arch wise other then raising the clock speed in which you could do that yourself and make the fx 8350 faster then the higher clocked version coming out with an little overclocking. Besides that's the norm to see higher clock speed updates on the same arch come out every 6 months from amd and intel so that's nothing new.
4 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 03/23/13 08:00:57 PM]

its not true my friend told me that in india AMD is selling it's product(specially motherboard) on much higher price even more than of intel's.
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/26/13 03:27:50 AM]


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