AMD APUs Get a Significant Price Cut
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
The only thing better than technology is technology at a reduced price. In what is likely a move to combat Intels G3258 budget CPU, AMD has cut the MSRP on a lot of APUs and you can save up to 30 percent on some models.
The current flagship Kaveri A10-7850K APU will get a reduction from $180 to just $143 and the A10-7700K will drop to just $123 from the previous $159. Placed in the middle is the locked A10-7800 that only will cost you $133 now instead of the previous $164. Other Kaveri price cuts include the A8-7600 priced at $92 instead of $109 and the A8-7400K that is down to just $58 MSRP.
There seems to have been a slight mistake in AMD’s announcement as the A8-7600 only features 6 GPU cores and not 8 as the image portraits, but that’s just a cosmetic error here and doesn’t affect the news on price reductions.
Richland and Trinity also get their prices reduced. The A10-6800K will only cost you $112 instead of the previous $139, the A8-6600K is down to $92 from $99 and the A4-6400 will only cost you $34 now. Yes, we can go even lower as the A4-5300 will retail for $31 and A4-4400 for just $27 after the price-cuts.
In one way, this seems like a weird move as they enter the AM1 price-territory. On the other hand, the two chips target different market segments so there might not be any conflict.
And there is more, as added bonus AMD will be providing customers of the A10 APUs with one free game chosen from Murdered, Thief and Sniper Elite 3. If you don’t want any of those games you can get Corel’s Aftershot Pro 2 software instead, but you’ll have to pay a tiny $5 on top of the coupon to get this program. The code will be placed inside the box and be offered for a limited time.
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