AMD To Cut Prices of Some FM1 APUs

According to a report published by Digitimes, AMD will reduce the tray price of the A4-3300 from $46 to 30, as well as the A4-3400 from $48 to $35.

The more recent FM2-based A4-5300 will reportedly drop from $53 to $30 in Q1 2013 to compete against Intel's Pentium chips. Price appears to be AMD's main leverage to defend itself against Intel in what is a toughening CPU market.

Following Intel's sobering earnings result announced yesterday, AMD will be releasing its numbers on Thursday. According to rumors, AMD will once again be cutting costs.

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  • adgjlsfhk
    AMD should focus on gaming laptops. They could deliver cheap gaming laptops that would blow intel ones in the same range out of the water.
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  • dudewitbow
    lostmyclanmine htpc is a 3770k at 4.3ghz, one a4 is only for backup and files sharing. sorry amd but you have the fm2 already and the fm1 mobos is a pain in the @ss

    why would a home theater system need the processing power of an i7? its extremely unnecessary. If you use the i7 for a different purpose like work, then it isn't considered a HTPC anymore.
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  • edgewood112358
    $30 for an A4 APU!? even though its a fairly weak processor, with 4GB of RAM and a 2TB HDD this thing would make an unbeatable HTPC for less than $300.
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  • adgjlsfhk
    AMD should focus on gaming laptops. They could deliver cheap gaming laptops that would blow intel ones in the same range out of the water.
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  • tomfreak
    there are a lot of core 2 duo users out there, may be if they are smart enough to grab us without big upgrade cost. Now is to get the mobo maker cost down.

    I wouldn't mind upgrading my old PC, if I only have to top up just $50-75 for the entire platform change(CPU+mobo+RAM) + speed boost.

    A3300 is a dual 2.5Ghz, so upgrading from core 2 duo isnt really make any sense. May be a A6 in these kind of price?
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  • edgewood112358
    $30 for an A4 APU!? even though its a fairly weak processor, with 4GB of RAM and a 2TB HDD this thing would make an unbeatable HTPC for less than $300.
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