AMD to cut CPU pricing; too good to be true?
Subject: General Tech | October 16, 2012 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: rumour, price cuts, amd
The news out of DigiTimes today speaks of deep cuts to AMD's previous generation processors, specifically the A4 family. According to their sources the the A4-3300 will be cut in price by 35% and the 3400 model by 25%, both cuts being much larger than is usual in the industry. As well there could be a cut in price of the new FM2 based A4-5300 by almost 50%, again a much steeper cut than is usual. However given the difficulties that AMD is currently experiencing, as well as the price cuts we've seen on the GPU side the report was enough to make us curious. As we at PC Perspective have our own anonymous sources who will sometimes comment on things not yet set in stone and in this case we did get a reply. That reply stated that AMD will be making no price moves on the A series. Aren't conflicting stories great?
"After announcing its latest FM2-based A series APUs (Trinity) on October 1, AMD is set to reduce prices of its previous-generation APUs with the FM1-based A4-3300 to be reduced from US$46 to US$30, according to sources from motherboard players. AMD Taiwan declined to comment about its price strategy."
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