Thursday, March 21st 2013

AMD to Cut "Trinity" APU Prices in April

In an effort to clear inventories of its current-generation A-series "Trinity" desktop APUs, creating room for next-generation "Richland," AMD is preparing a string of price-cuts for April. APUs including (but probably not limited to) A8-5600K, and A4-4000 series could be part of these price cuts.

In addition to its APUs, AMD is also planning early price-cuts of some of its socket AM3+ CPUs, such as the FX-8320, FX-6300, and FX-4300, which is probably preemptive to Intel's June launch of Core "Haswell" desktop processors. AMD recently launched the mobile variants of its A-series "Richland" APUs, its desktop variants could be launched some time in Q2 2013, beginning with high-performance parts such as the A10-6800K and A8-6600K.Source: DigiTimes
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14 Comments on AMD to Cut "Trinity" APU Prices in April

#1
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
I have some AM3+ boards laying around, if the 6300 comes down far enough I'll probably grab 2 of those for my servers and LAN gaming systems.
Bintube streaming from RAR files loves those multithreads!
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#3
Jorge
It's good news for consumers as AMD continues to provide excellent performance and value. Richland is just the first of many new products coming from AMD in the next 12 months.
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#4
Solidstate89
How much farther can they really continue to cut their prices? Their profit margins must be razor thin as it is.
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#5
Krneki
What would you suggest. Keep them in stock?
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Awesome, I might just pick up an A8-5600K to replace my A8-5500 so I can actually overclock it, if the price is right. Though I might just wait for the A8-6600K. Picking up some cheap FX-8320s to replace my Phenom x6's would be nice too!
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#7
erocker
I hope that a bunch of new FM2 miniITX motherboards come out with Richland. I'll pick up a Trinity if prices are really good.
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#8
seronx
by: Solidstate89
How much farther can they really continue to cut their prices? Their profit margins must be razor thin as it is.
To make a profit on the APU side AMD can drop the price of the highest bin part down to $65 and still be in business.

The CPU side of business needs to be on one node ahead of the APU side to be competitive to ARM and density/performance.
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HumanSmoke
by: seronx
The CPU side of business needs to be on one node ahead of the APU side to be competitive to ARM and density/performance.
Is that a quip ?
afaia, that doesn't seem likely. Kaveri (APU) will debut before the Steamroller CPU, whose core logic Kaveri will use.

I was under the impression that AMD's x86 CPU business was dependant upon leveraging the architecture for enterprise systems...and that in turn was highly dependant on socket interoperability of C32/G34- a platform that is starting to show real signs of age. I noted that AMD's server market share sits at 5.7% (266,000 units sold)- pretty much flat from the previous quarters 5.2% given the supposed impact of Piledriver based Opterons.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: erocker
I hope that a bunch of new FM2 miniITX motherboards come out with Richland. I'll pick up a Trinity if prices are really good.
Yep, im currently waiting on Richland as well to go down to miniITX for my file server to turn it into a back up gamer as well.
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#11
LAN_deRf_HA
Could someone explain what the deal is with the lack of miniITX on FM2? I mean it's a big WTF for me. For comparison there's 30 some for Intel's platform which makes a good deal less sense considering the graphics portion is much weaker. The platform seems aimless without that form factor. AM3 works better for big boards.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: LAN_deRf_HA
Could someone explain what the deal is with the lack of miniITX on FM2? I mean it's a big WTF for me. For comparison there's 30 some for Intel's platform which makes a good deal less sense considering the graphics portion is much weaker. The platform seems aimless without that form factor. AM3 works better for big boards.
I was wondering that too. Only saw 3 on newegg. There will probably be a lot out for Richland FM3.(I think itll be FM3)
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: MxPhenom 216
I was wondering that too. Only saw 3 on newegg. There will probably be a lot out for Richland FM3.(I think itll be FM3)
AFAIK, Richland will stick with FM2.
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#14
ensabrenoir
by: Jorge
It's good news for consumers as AMD continues to provide excellent performance and value. Richland is just the first of many new products coming from AMD in the next 12 months.
press release....:laugh:
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