AMD cuts prices of desktop CPUs
May 01, 2013
: Earlier this week AMD announced new processors, expanding the line
of high-end FX CPUs with quad-core FX-4350 and six-core FX-6350.
It's not uncommon for AMD to lower prices when launching new products,
and this time it was not an exception. Based on the latest official AMD price list, the company cut prices of ten A-Series and FX-Series chips
by as much as 19%.
AMD plans to cut processor prices, launch A4-4000 APU
Mar 22, 2013
: AMD Richland APUs are scheduled to launch at the beginning of June,
at about the same time as Intel Haswell desktop CPUs. According to
DigiTimes, prior to the launch AMD is going to reduce prices of FX
microprocessors and A-Series APUs. The prices will be dropped by 8% - 15% on the
following SKUs: FX-4300, FX-6300, FX-8320 and A-Series A6-5600K.
It is possible that we may see lower prices for other APUs as well.
AMD introduces second-generation FX processors
Oct 23, 2012
: AMD today introduced second-generation FX-Series microprocessors, based on Piledriver
microarchitecture. The released lineup consists of 4 products, having
4, 6, and 8 CPUs cores, and operating frequencies up to 4.2 GHz. The fastest
processor in the series, eight-core FX-8350, has up to 15% higher performance
than the former flagship FX-8150 model. Three other CPUs, FX-4300,
FX-6300 and FX-6320, also offer better performance than their
Prices of upcoming AMD FX microprocessors
Oct 18, 2012
: Less than a week left before the launch AMD FX processors with
"Vishera" core. The new processors will be faster than older "Zambezi"
CPUs, although it remains to be seen by how much. The performance will
be one of the factors determining success of new products. Another
factor will be how well they are positioned against Intel Core i3/i5
lineups, and against AMD's older FX models, and this directly relates
to their pricing.
AMD A-Series to launch on October 2, FX-Series on October 23
Sep 25, 2012
: While Intel is almost done releasing new desktop processors for the rest
of the year, AMD has only started. Next month we will see new lineups,
based on the latest AMD Piledriver microarchitecture, which is a tweaked for
better performance and power consumption Bulldozer architecture. A-Series
"Trinity" Accelerated Processing Units will target budget / mainstream
segments of the desktop market, and,
to SemiAccurate, they will be introduced on October 2.
Pre-order prices of AMD FX "Piledriver" CPUs
Sep 20, 2012
: Next generation of AMD FX microprocessors is around the corner.
Built on "Vishera" design, new FX chips will have from 4 to 8 CPU
cores, and pack as much as 16 MB of combined L2 and L3 cache on a
chip. The CPUs will feature better performance than the first Bulldozer
models, partially due to more efficient "Piledriver"
microarchitecture, and partially due to higher stock frequencies. The
FX processors will be available in October, while some reports place
the launch as early as October 1.
AMD plans six-core FX-6350 "Piledriver" CPU
Sep 02, 2012
: AMD is going to launch FX-Series microprocessors with Vishera core
in the fourth quarter 2012. New FX lineup will consists of 4-, 6- and
8-core models, and they will operate at slightly faster clock speeds
than current generation of "Bulldozer" CPUs. Additionally, Vishera
processors are expected to have up to 15% better performance due
to enhancements in the Piledriver microarchitecture.
Some details of AMD Piledriver CPUs
Aug 28, 2012
: This fall AMD will release large number of new desktop processors,
built on the latest Piledriver microarchitecture. With the exception
of a couple of chips, details of upcoming lineup were known well ahead
of the launch. Yesterday
published a slide, titled "2012 Consumer Platform Quick
Reference Guide for Desktops", that confirmed clock frequencies of
upcoming "Piledriver" products, and shed some light on supported
AMD to launch Brazos 2.0 in June, desktop APUs in August
May 14, 2012
: This and next quarter AMD plans to release new generation of Accelerated Processing Units
(APUs). Soon to be available microprocessors will use enhanced
microarchitecture, and feature significantly improved on-chip graphics,
codenamed Graphics Core Next. There were a couple of reports in the past
month, placing the launch of first mobile APUs in the middle of May.
Release date for mobile APUs was
last week by DigiTimes. They also revealed launch dates of desktop
APUs, and ultra low voltage processors from Brazos 2.0 platform.
AMD's CPU and APU Line-Up thru Q3 2012
Feb 12, 2012
: A slide has been leaked by Donanimhaber that shows AMDs product line-up for the next 2 quarters in the APU and CPU markets. The slide shows that we will be seeing Trinity A8- and A10-series in Q2, replacing Llano A8 in the high end APU sector. At the same time, Brazos 2.0 will replace Brazos in the mobile range. The rest of the Trinity range will be available in Q3, along with Vishera, the replacement for Zambezi in the performance sector.