Report: AMD to Drop Trinity APU Prices in April

According to DigiTimes, AMD is reportedly planning to significantly reduce the price of a number of its Trinity APUs to "make room" for its "Richland" family of processors that are currently expected to arrive in June.

These price reductions are expected to range from 8 percent to 15 percent and include the A8-5600K, FX-6300 and FX-4300. Hardware.info further speculated that the price drop may have also been influenced by a desire to better compete with Intel's upcoming "Haswell" range of processors.

Although AMD has not yet provided any formal comment on this news or revealed the formal specifications of its next-generation of processors, the leaked "2013 Client Roadmap" displayed to the right indicates that one of the most important improvements will be an upgrade of the integrated graphics to the Radeon HD 8670D.

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  • myromance123
    Oh man that's good news! Now, I really hope it'll trickle down into my country as well. I see all these nice prices in the USA and UK, yet things stay fixed here until a month or so before new hardware versions are released. The only reason prices go down here last minute is because the shop owners are desperately trying to remove stock, while still obtaining a large profit. I hope the A10-5800k also gets reduced :)

    Anyone know how well the A8-5600k runs in Ubuntu and Windows 8?
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  • Anonymous
    I'm not all that excited for richland on the desktop, but for laptops I am. You could actually have an ultrabook that could run for hours and play relatively new video games with something like a 19W quad core APU. It wouldn't do both simultaneously but it's good to know that I can just plug it into a wall and be able to play and have great battery life when not plugged in/gaming.
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  • Wisecracker
    Faster clocks + lower watts + fast RAMs = mmm mmm good

    AMD for Life, Intel for the Wife

    :lol:
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  • myromance123
    Oh man that's good news! Now, I really hope it'll trickle down into my country as well. I see all these nice prices in the USA and UK, yet things stay fixed here until a month or so before new hardware versions are released. The only reason prices go down here last minute is because the shop owners are desperately trying to remove stock, while still obtaining a large profit. I hope the A10-5800k also gets reduced :)

    Anyone know how well the A8-5600k runs in Ubuntu and Windows 8?
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  • whitex
    myromance123Oh man that's good news! Now, I really hope it'll trickle down into my country as well. I see all these nice prices in the USA and UK, yet things stay fixed here until a month or so before new hardware versions are released. The only reason prices go down here last minute is because the shop owners are desperately trying to remove stock, while still obtaining a large profit. I hope the A10-5800k also gets reduced Anyone know how well the A8-5600k runs in Ubuntu and Windows 8?


    I don't know about ubuntu but for Win 8, it really runs more than well.. Also good on Win 7 too. Kudos to AMD.
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  • vaughn2k
    More powerful graphics in a quad core CPU... its the best 'tsikoten'!!!
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