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AMD FX-8150 Price Drops Like a Rock

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    AMD's FX-8150 was only mildly competitive with previous-generation Intel processors such as the Core i5-2500K, but to make matters worse, Intel launched its new "Ivy Bridge" Core processors that promise small but sizable performance improvements over its predecessors. The Core i5-3570K, for example, will be priced on par with FX-8150, if its price is left to itself. AMD has apparently cut prices of FX-8150 in Europe. Price aggregator Geizhals shows that the FX-8150 is available for as low as 179 EUR (incl. taxes). The PIB chip is now packed in a more cost-effective paperboard box, instead of the tin box AMD launched the SKU with.

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    Meh, the 8150 is still too overpriced to be considered.
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    Too late... just too late AMD...
    And yes, IMO 180 euros is still somewhat expensive. 160 euros will be a more balanced price.
    This thing still costs 250$ at newegg
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    8150 vs 3570K...yeah I think the only area those two will compete is on heat :D.
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    Not even that, the 3570K's temperature seems high because the heat is more concentrated on a smaller die, the Bulldozer still puts out much more heat than any IB.
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    Still too expensive for what it is.
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    phenom II preformance for phenom II price - then AMD would get to his own 2010. level. after that they should increase preformance or decrise price to get more competitive.
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    The price has dropped here about $50us.
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    I wonder how long until AMD will be paying us to buy them?
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    And for some reason they are pretty popular. At €160 the 8120 is a decent buy imo, if you for some reason have an AM3+ motherboard and a lower end CPU.
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    we need Piledriver
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    Just a FYI, heat != temperature


    Anyway, this price should of been the launch price, too late I guess...
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    That was inevitable and too late... And because of that AMD loosed a lot of ground in the market...
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'm not to sure about that. Anyone have any info on how many Bulldozer's they've sold?
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    And it costs $299.5 (cheapest i found was 226.76€) here in Portugal: wanna switch?

    @ Btarunr: please suggest the use of a bigger rock ...
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    €190 here. :)

    EDIT: Scratch that, €180.
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    When I saw that BD was going to be shipped in tin boxes I thought to myself..."Maaaaaan, it's probably going to factor into the cost, why the hell don't they just ship it in cheap paper boxes like they used to?"...Oh, I know now...it's cuz BD was crap and they wanted to polish that turd enough so people who don't know much about CPUs will look at the shiny box and go..."I want that one!! It looks cool!!!" :laugh:
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    God damn AMD. Release piledriver/trinity with pcie3.0 already. Intel is too expensive to me.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    A lot of people in the know got one as well.
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    8150 is sold for $230 @ MC. Those things don't seem to stay on shelf for long. They seem to sell faster than an hot fresh bread!!.

    Right now 8120 is best priced @ $150 at MC with a free mobo too.
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    Americans... and that offer seems to be over, all I saw was FREE for 6100 and below.
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    I'm still looking to rebuild my system after it . . . . . blew but still not touching bulldozer for 250 dollars . . . . . . power consumptions too high for me personally vs its performance.
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    If you have the number why don't u share it? Probably you missed the news-flash a few days ago.

    Here it is...

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    I want to know how many units they have sold.
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    I think not much. Because the bad reputation... Maybe the cpus wasn't bad at all but it was too below expectations. We have an old saying in Turkish which is "If your name became 9 doesn't drop to 8". That actually happened with amd's bulldozer series.

    Also AMD "extreme price" strategy (because tried to sell to us a FX as the past) turned was totally wrong. If AMD had adopt a "mild price" strategy maybe the things today with all those numbers was so different.

    I think AMD should consider the price policy of their products from scratch and open his ears to the consumer market and listen...

    Maybe sometimes we demand impossible things but there is always a middle solution.
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