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[Digtimes]AMD to cut APU prices in April

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AMD plans to cut some of its APU prices at the end of April to welcome its next-generation Richland APUs, set for launch in early June, according to sources from PC players.

Prices of AMD's APUs including A8-5600K, FX-8320, FX-6300 and FX-4300 will see 8-15% drops and the CPU maker will also start shipping its A4-4000 in mid-April for sales in mid-May priced at US$40.

However, AMD has declined to comment about unannounced products.

With Intel also planning to release its next-generation processors in early June, AMD is hoping the new APUs will help it regain momentum and push its desktop market share back to above 20%, the sources said.

AMD will only release several high-end Richland-based APUs including the A10-6800K and A8-6600K, initially.

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Luckily I held off a FX8320.... I might just get this when the prices actually get lowered now biggrin.gif
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the FX-8320 is the best deal I think right now from AMD as it sits just $40 more than the FX-6300 average retail..
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the FX-8320 is the best deal I think right now from AMD as it sits just $40 more than the FX-6300 average retail..

FX-6300 being so close to FX-4300 price imo is actually the better deal.
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AMD, you need marketing. Let the world know that you exist, and that Intel's IGPs aren't sufficient.
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the FX-8320 is the best deal I think right now from AMD as it sits just $40 more than the FX-6300 average retail..

FX-6300 being so close to FX-4300 price imo is actually the better deal.
doesn't matter as I'm not getting any of them...wink.gif
I did say 'I think'... (emphasize the I)
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doesn't matter as I'm not getting any of them...
I did say 'I think'... (emphasize the I)

I guess you didn't see the "imo" in my post rolleyes.gif
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doesn't matter as I'm not getting any of them...
I did say 'I think'... (emphasize the I)

I guess you didn't see the "imo" in my post rolleyes.gif
I did... tongue.gif
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Luckily I held off a FX8320.... I might just get this when the prices actually get lowered now biggrin.gif
I got mine for $169 on sale. I am not too upset lol.

I Am enjoying the easy overclocking.
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AMD, you need marketing. Let the world know that you exist, and that Intel's IGPs aren't sufficient.
Issue is, Intel's IGPs are sufficient for those that don't need a dedicated GPU (i.e. Gamers or serious graphic artists, video editors etc), and the APU's, despite being pretty good in their niche, are half way there. Demanding applications still need more.

AMD (and ATI, now within it) innovated in many many ways that are now licensed or copied by their competitors, so the differences are diluted. By the time AMD has improved something above the much better branded competition, their competitors are catching up and keep on going stronger (many times using illegal / unethical practices - but the result is the same).
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