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AMD Launches FX-4130, Reduces Desktop CPU Prices

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After several weeks of rumors, AMD officially introduced the quad-core FX-4130 processor today.

The Bulldozer core-based 4130 arrives with a clock-speed of 3.8/3.9 GHz and slots into the desktop PC portfolio between the FX-4100 and FX-4170. To make room for the new processor, AMD dropped the price of the 4100 to $101. The 4130 sells for a tray price of $112.

AMD slashed the prices of 13 more processors, affecting the high-end FX-8100 series, the FX-6000 series, as well as the dual-core, triple-core and quad-core A-series APUs. The liquid-cooled 8-core 8150 is now priced at $251, down from $271, while the regular 8150 sells for $183, down from $204.

On the low-end, the dual-core A4-3300 APU dropped from $53 to $46. According to AMD's Gary Silcott, the new prices are in effect now and should be seen in retail today.

 

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    freggo , August 27, 2012 11:58 PM
    yobobjmThis is nice, too bad I ALWAYS buy my stuff right before it gets discounted.


    I never check on prices after I buy something. It's bound to be unpleasant :-)
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    Anonymous , August 28, 2012 12:26 AM
    No real point in buying a 8150 other than the possibility that the binning may be a bit better. Just buy the 8120 and OC it up to where the 50 is. I can pull at least 3.9 Ghz stable on mine with stock voltage.

    The picture at the top of the article also doesn't mention that the price of Deneb Phenom IIs dropped, as well. You can pick up a 955 BE for $81 and a a 965 for $91. Now THOSE are some great deals. :) 
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    yobobjm , August 27, 2012 11:50 PM
    This is nice, too bad I ALWAYS buy my stuff right before it gets discounted.
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    bak0n , August 27, 2012 11:39 PM
    Where's the A10 in the list? Pfft.
  • 16 Hide
    xpeh , August 27, 2012 11:42 PM
    bak0nWhere's the A10 in the list? Pfft.


    I'm still waiting for AMD to release them new APUs
  • 22 Hide
    yobobjm , August 27, 2012 11:50 PM
    This is nice, too bad I ALWAYS buy my stuff right before it gets discounted.
  • 26 Hide
    freggo , August 27, 2012 11:58 PM
    yobobjmThis is nice, too bad I ALWAYS buy my stuff right before it gets discounted.


    I never check on prices after I buy something. It's bound to be unpleasant :-)
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    willard , August 28, 2012 12:04 AM
    The 8150 at ~$180 is actually a pretty good deal. Sure, it will get trounced by a 2500k/3570k, but you're saving 20%.
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    Regor245 , August 28, 2012 12:11 AM
    FX-4100 and 3670K nice :p 
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    sixdegree , August 28, 2012 12:16 AM
    If these are the launch price, those CPU could be competitive at least in price/performance with Intel.
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    Glacier , August 28, 2012 12:22 AM
    Damn it! I bought an 8150 two weeks ago for full price :( 
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    Anonymous , August 28, 2012 12:26 AM
    No real point in buying a 8150 other than the possibility that the binning may be a bit better. Just buy the 8120 and OC it up to where the 50 is. I can pull at least 3.9 Ghz stable on mine with stock voltage.

    The picture at the top of the article also doesn't mention that the price of Deneb Phenom IIs dropped, as well. You can pick up a 955 BE for $81 and a a 965 for $91. Now THOSE are some great deals. :) 
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    tomfreak , August 28, 2012 12:28 AM
    antegravityPretty much no one but hardcore AMD fanboys or Intel haters are going to buy Bulldozer *** when Intel is rocking the house with Sandy/Ivy Bridge. Sorry AMD, hope you get your *** together and give Intel some proper competition next generation. We will probably need it.
    exactly and on some part of the other region AMD is pricing more expensive than Intel lol.

    Perhaps they could grab some budget user from Core 2 user, I wouldnt mind top up $30-50 after selling my core 2 system to upgrade to AMD, but sadly their budget segment are stuck with a low clock dual core Athlon/Llano, which isnt an upgrade from core 2. lol.
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    DrinkTray , August 28, 2012 1:09 AM
    I'd get one if they gave it away with the purchase of an AMD graphics card.
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    digiex , August 28, 2012 1:57 AM
    AMD should really drop those A4, A6 prices to compete with Sandy's Celerons and Pentiums.
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    husker , August 28, 2012 2:01 AM
    otacon72AMD can't even compete with Sandybridge let alone Ivy.

    They are not trying to. They just want to make money selling things to people who want them, which seems to be working out well.
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    A Bad Day , August 28, 2012 2:05 AM
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    liquid-cooled 8-core 8150


    What?
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    theabsinthehare , August 28, 2012 2:37 AM
    A Bad DayWhat?

    It comes with one of those all in one type liquid CPU coolers, like the Antec H100.

    antegravityPretty much no one but hardcore AMD fanboys or Intel haters are going to buy Bulldozer shit when Intel is rocking the house with Sandy/Ivy Bridge. Sorry AMD, hope you get your shit together and give Intel some proper competition next generation. We will probably need it.


    I bought an 8120 despite knowing that an i5 is better. If nobody supports AMD now, how will they have the money to create something possibly awesome next generation? I can support my friends when they're down, even if it means a slight loss for me.
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    danwat1234 , August 28, 2012 2:45 AM
    AMD's prices are good and that is why people are buying their processors. When you can get as much processing power from AMD with less cost than going to Intel, a lot of people will go with AMD. These days processors / GPUs are getting to be plenty powerful for most people without touching the high end segments.
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    markem , August 28, 2012 3:06 AM
    Heres to hoping PD puts a foot into Intel as its badly needed to bring silly old intel prices back down to earth
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    amuffin , August 28, 2012 3:43 AM
    markemHeres to hoping PD puts a foot into Intel as its badly needed to bring silly old intel prices back down to earth

    You wish! REMEMBER AMD is not competing with Intel for the high end, they're moving mainly over towards APU's.

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    vider , August 28, 2012 4:08 AM
    amuffinYou wish! REMEMBER AMD is not competing with Intel for the high end, they're moving mainly over towards APU's.


    AMD's APU line up is hurting Intel, matters not if AMD is in the APU area. It is all about the prices, AMD is proving Intel that people can get a cheap bundle and have a piece of that pie called "Gaming".

    "Developing" (less hardware to code and optimize for = saved money and time) should prove to be more easy. When you can optimize your source code to a point where (once compiled) you could deliver an "enjoyable experience" over as many budget ranges(as possible), you WIN.

    And AMD is doing just this.

    Intel HDx000 igpu series can't pull of the same level of eye candy as the AMD Radeon HD 6xx0/7xx0 series can , the same could be said about the mobile platform as well.

    And those in favor of Intel, if intel will be the only player in the field, gaming would not be the same as it is today. Gaming will start fading away on the PC platform and console gaming would take it's place. Which would turn to be bad, for every one.

    Just my two ¢.
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