Tuesday, October 16th 2012

AMD Cuts Prices of Socket FM1 APUs

Following the announcement of its second-generation A-series desktop APUs earlier this month, AMD is set to reduce prices of its older A-Series desktop APUs in the socket FM1 package, according to a DigiTimes report. Prices of the entry-level A4-3300 dual-core APU, for example, are expected to go down from US $46 to $30; and A4-3400 from $48 to $35. AMD also decided to cut price of its "Trinity" A4-5300 dual-core socket FM2 APU from $53 to $30, making it an attractive lure to the new platform, stepping up competitiveness against Intel Celeron. This information comes from sources among Taiwan-based motherboard makers, there's no word on when the new pricing could take effect.

Source: DigiTimes
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13 Comments on AMD Cuts Prices of Socket FM1 APUs

#1
Suhidu
Damn that's cheap.
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#2
eidairaman1
ya for a Platform that has no upgrade path. These will look even better for OEMs honestly
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#3
AlienIsGOD
but the FM2 dropping $23 is of note tho
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#4
Cruise51
:eek: Could make a decent htpc for dirt cheap.
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#5
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: eidairaman1
ya for a Platform that has no upgrade path. These will look even better for OEMs honestly
i know i say this often. BUT.

all the people of the world dont want/need a huge amount of gigaflops power.
the most reason to buy a computer nowadays is STILL for office work.
very little ppl buy it to play games and make it into a serious workstation.
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#6
sparkyar
I supose thats for 1000x
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#7
nt300
by: Cruise51
:eek: Could make a decent htpc for dirt cheap.
Yes for people that don't care what hardware they have so long it works good. Very nice prices.
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#8
suraswami
A4 5300 for $30! WOW! Wish I can find a FM2 ITX board for cheap and I can use this as my new low power server.
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#9
TheGuruStud
by: nt300
Yes for people that don't care what hardware they have so long it works good. Very nice prices.
I care what hardware I have and these are very attractive :confused: I would use a cheap quad core hands down for a HTPC.

I plan on using the cheapest trinity for a NAS or FM1 if it goes to liquidation prices with the MBs.
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#10
eidairaman1
by: de.das.dude
i know i say this often. BUT.

all the people of the world dont want/need a huge amount of gigaflops power.
the most reason to buy a computer nowadays is STILL for office work.
very little ppl buy it to play games and make it into a serious workstation.
hence why i said the OEM part of it, these would fatten their wallets actually considering most average joes are looking for a computer in the 100-250 dollar range
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#11
MikeMurphy
I just bought another FM1 3870k CPU.

Still a good CPU.
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#12
eidairaman1
i was thinking eventually building an APU system for myself for experimentation etc
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#13
1d10t
by: eidairaman1
ya for a Platform that has no upgrade path. These will look even better for OEMs honestly
i doubt it.motherboard maker still and will produce or modified it to comply with newer processor.just look at A55 and 760G.they still span it's life across any platforms :)
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