AMD price Cuts and Game Bundles For Desktop APUs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    AMD is cutting prices on some of their desktop APUs, in specific it is the AMD’s 7000 Kaver, 6000 Richland and 5000 Trinity series of APUs that see some interesting cuts. The prices below t...

    AMD price Cuts and Game Bundles For Desktop APUs
     
  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    AMD Apus have the threads half numbered compared to the cores? I never realized :gape:
    Or is this a typo?
     
  3. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    Lol must be a typo...:)
     
  4. icedman

    icedman Maha Guru

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    I believe the 7850k is at the price it should have been released at now 180$ was a little pricy for an apu.
     

  5. stevevnicks

    stevevnicks Maha Guru

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    going to wait for next gen APU's before upgrading my A10-6800K which is a little beast for what it is, I like the A10-7850k but not worth the upgrade to me atm.
     
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    hmmm...can not see anything about half the threads, one is the CPU cores and the other the graphic compute units...
     
  7. stevevnicks

    stevevnicks Maha Guru

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    heeh that's what I thought ? had me scratching my head.
     
  8. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    It's been corrected.
     
  9. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    All prices went down to clear shelves.
     
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    I think that AMD has made a critical mistake in pushing out APUs in preference to x86 cpus & chipsets for the last two years. AMD's PC-chip divisions are showing an income reflective of what AMD has put into them for the last couple of years--very little. The first of 2014 without a doubt should have had seen new x86 core logic chipsets and Steamroller-based x86 cpus. Intel's latest quarter was one for the records and the company attributes most of its income and profits to the very area AMD has seemingly abandoned: its x86 PC chips division.

    I've been ready to buy a new motherboard and cpu from AMD since the middle of 2013, but the company hasn't obliged me and is still selling the same things I bought over two years ago. It would be tragic indeed if AMD simply chose not to compete any longer...
     

  11. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Yeah thats true, their only succesful cpu's lately have been the 8300 series and 6000 series and thats like only 5% compared to Intel's success atm.

    Don't even get me started on the 9k FX series. Getting a mobo where that fits in costs you more than a decent Intel cpu which slaps the 9K FX back into prehistoric-era.
     
  12. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    AMD has already backed out of the high-end market. Their products are all entry-level, budget and mainstream. AMD's most successful CPU products are their APU's. AMD has a very limited budget and has to focus on markets where they get the highest sales volume, which unfortunately is where their APUs are. Right now, they're just trying to survive while they develop an entirely new architecture that will hopefully be able to better compete.
     
  13. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    AMD made killing on Llano.
    It is their most successful product in this decade - by far.

    And they prolly lost just as much of potential income due to supply issues, bad forecast.
     
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    Overclockers doing 290s for £199, a cracking price that :D
     
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    I was recently researching the APU's as I had just a thought. I was wondering if AMD would sell a fully enabled ps4 apu outside of the system to be used in a kick ass HTPC. Just instead of 8 core jaguar which are weak cpu's replace that with 4 core kaveri class cpu's and all 20 CU's enabled instead of 18.

    If amd made a 4 core kaveri class cpu + 20 CU integrated gpu basically full desktop 7870 all crammed into an APU that's available for separate purchase instead of only inside a ps4. They would have something truly amazing for HTPC builders or for an awesome steam box.

    It's crazy to think AMD can actually implement a desktop 7870 inside an APU. Obviously lower clocks than the 7870 but pretty damn close performance to a desktop 7870 inside an apu. Shame that they will not produce this for the PC market tho. I looked and there isn't a single peep about them doing this. I wonder why they don't do it. Are they afraid of cannibalizing their gpu sales or something? Or is it too expensive to make a 350mm2 apu chip? Or not a good enough yield with so many transistors? If they can make em for the ps4 I don't see why they couldn't tweak it with 4 more powerful cpu's instead of 8 less powerful and the same 20 cu gpu just fully enabled from the ps4's 18.

    How much would you guys pay for a quad core kaveri class apu with the ps4's gpu but fully enabled 20 cu instead of 18?
     

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