by Anton Shilov
07/28/2011 | 09:46 AM
Advanced Micro Devices has officially confirmed approximate retail pricing of its high-end FX-series central processing unit with eight cores code-named Zambezi. As expected, the chips will cost around $300, which is in line with the price of higher-end Intel Corp.'s Core i-series "Sandy Bridge" microprocessors.
AMD is hosting its AMD FX Giveaway competition and plans to give five FX-series microprocessors and a hundred of collectible Ruby dolls to lucky winners. In the terms of the giveaway AMD officially reveals "approximate retail value" of its "AMD FX-series eight-core processors": $300, as noticed by Insideris web-site. Ruby dolls have approximate value of $25.
Although alleged prices on AMD FX-series microprocessors powered by Bulldozer micro-architecture have been published for several times already, none of them were confirmed by AMD. Moreover, since company had to delay the launch of code-named Zambezi microprocessors from June to September, it also redesigned the lineup of chips and therefore reconsidered pricing. Therefore, AMD confirmed that either the FX-8150P or FX-8100 chip will cost approximately $300.
AMD itself believes that its multi-core Zambezi FX CPUs will allow it to compete head-to-head with Intel's high-end Core i-series "Sandy Bridge" processors that can sell for as much as $300 and more per chip. It should be noted that the refreshed AMD FX "Zambezi" lineup will compete against Intel's Sandy Bridge E as well as Ivy Bridge microprocessors due in late Q4 2011 and March-April, 2012, respectively.
The contest only requires participants to submit contacts to AMD as many times as possible. The contest is open only to residents of Canada and the United States. The odds of winning the prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are not transferable, and no cash substitutes for prizes are available, except by AMD, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute different prizes of comparable value.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.