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moocow March 21, 2013 06:48 PM

AMD dropping APU prices
 
Saw this on Pcper which referenced DigiTime. Apparently "prices on the A8-5600K, FX-8320, FX-6300 and FX-4300 will be dropping in April".

AMD will be reducing APU pricing by April | PC Perspective

YoungMan March 21, 2013 10:36 PM

About time~ The APUs are stupidly priced right now. APU bundles are costing almost as much as i3 and i5 bundles. The only benefit is a better onboard video, but at the cost of everything else in performance. Even then, the onboard is still pretty weak, only capable of delivering a barely playable experience.

Generic User #2 March 21, 2013 10:43 PM

why are the FX chips being called APUs? I thought they needed to have integrated graphics.

JJThomp March 22, 2013 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YoungMan (Post 698020)
About time~ The APUs are stupidly priced right now. APU bundles are costing almost as much as i3 and i5 bundles. The only benefit is a better onboard video, but at the cost of everything else in performance. Even then, the onboard is still pretty weak, only capable of delivering a barely playable experience.

The definitely come in way under i5 bundles, they actually come in cheaper than some i3 bundles, I don't know where you buy your parts from. $180 for a motherboard and CPU is tough to beat.

Unregistered March 22, 2013 09:59 AM

they might be dumb.

AMD has a few lines, FX are one line, the A series being A10-A8-A6 are their high performing APU chips, they should be calling them as such, FX6300 as example, an A10-5800k as an example, A10 is not FX chip as it is the APU, FX is not.

silly people :P

MARSTG March 23, 2013 03:45 AM

Next gen AMD FX supposed to be out this spring or summer, maybe that is why they lower the prices, to clear the stocks.

moocow March 23, 2013 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by MARSTG (Post 698324)
Isn't the next gen AMD FX supposed to be out this spring? maybe that is why they lower the prices, to clear the stocks.

You mean Steamroller? From what I read / heard, it got delay til 2014.

MARSTG March 23, 2013 03:50 AM

yeah I think so


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