AMD reduces APU prices

The chipmaker also sees growth in its commercial systems
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AMD has revealed that it is permanently reducing the prices of its A-Series APUs.

The new list of ‘Suggested Etail Prices’ represents price cuts in the region of 20 per cent on many of the processors.

For example, the A10-7850K, which was originally priced at $179, has been cut down to $143.

The A6-7400K was previously priced at $84, has now also been reduced to $58.

The company told Hexus that the new pricing offers: “Builders and upgraders the best opportunity yet to grab a new twelve compute core (4CPU + 8GPU) A-series APU with HSA features (hUMA/hQ), full hardware support for DirectX 11.2, close to the metal API support (AMD Mantle), AMD TrueAudio, OpenCL 1.2, and OpenGL 4.4."

Check out the ‘Suggested Etail Prices’ list here:

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AMD has also announced that the company has seen an increase in demand for its AMD-technology-based commercial systems.

Various PC vendors including Acer, HP and Lenovo are now offering AMD-based notebook and desktop solutions in response to the demand.

James Blackman, commercial channel manager EMEA at AMD, said: “Leading PC and system vendors are increasingly considering AMD options and the benefits AMD APUs can bring to their business.”