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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Bad Day
    Slightly offtopic, but I wonder if Richland will be compatible with PSCheck as I want to undervolt it when I get an A10-5750m laptop.

    The software is no longer available on AMD's website or any other download links that used to be valid (such as megaupload). If I do recall, the support logs mentioned that it had a beta support of Trinity, aka not fully tested/stable.
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  • 10543636 said:
    Slightly offtopic, but I wonder if Richland will be compatible with PSCheck as I want to undervolt it when I get an A10-5750m laptop.

    The software is no longer available on AMD's website or any other download links that used to be valid (such as megaupload). If I do recall, the support logs mentioned that it had a beta support of Trinity, aka not fully tested/stable.

    I don't know about undervolting but the roadmap does say that there's going to 17-25W processors. Considering trinity had quad-core processors in that range, richland probably will have it too. Undervolting might work, but waiting for a new processor is probably smarter.
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  • A Bad Day
    athulajpI don't know about undervolting but the roadmap does say that there's going to 17-25W processors. Considering trinity had quad-core processors in that range, richland probably will have it too. Undervolting might work, but waiting for a new processor is probably smarter.
    Well, what if I want to undervolt the new APUs?...
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  • Stimpack
    I just bought a 6300 a little over a month ago...
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  • InvalidError
    Wonder how AMD's next APUs will measure up against Haswell using GT3 IGP.

    If both sides improve their IGP as much as rumors say they did, we could very well see the beginning of GPU-less lower-midrange gaming at up to 1080p.
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  • slomo4sho
    These chips would have been much more appealing if they utilized the same socket type as their other lineup. The fact that I can't upgrade to an FX chip later down the line pretty much ensures that I will not purchase these APUs.

    Also, since this price drop includes some of the FX chips, the title is misleading.
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