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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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  • 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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  • abbadon_34
    this is pretty sizable percentage cut, let's hope it trickles down to retail before they are obsolete
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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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  • BulkZerker
    lostmyclanits my central multimidia works and games, wi-fi hdmi for the tv, wi-fi mice and keyboard and a monitor 24"" for games purposes... and the i7 have less power draw than amd chips.

    Riiight, I;m sure your i7 paired with a Nvidia $70 GT$$$$ draws less at the plug than a AMD APU.
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  • marshal11
    adgjlsfhkAMD should focus on gaming laptops. They could deliver cheap gaming laptops that would blow intel ones in the same range out of the water.they are focusing on laptops. i'm pretty sure the first A10 cpu came out for mobiles. i could be wrong because i don't really focus on AMD CPUs anymore. i do know that the integrated GPUs are awesome and they are the best CPU to get for budget gaming desktops, HTPCs and laptops.
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  • aftcomet
    I still think i3-2100 is the sweet spot for HTPC.
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  • Bloob
    Anyone know how well these work with Linux? Mainly, are the GPU-drivers good?
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  • ragenalien
    Bloob 10/18/2012 6:41 AM
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    Anyone know how well these work with Linux? Mainly, are the GPU-drivers good?

    Linux drivers are terrible for these. Build a cheap desktop from an A6 back in April for a linux development machine, zero opencl/gl support. Ended up slapping windows on it and giving it to my parents to replace their core2duo.
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