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Chip price war likely (PC space )
Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 03 October 2012 11:06 | Nick Farrell

Posted on 10/10/2012 9:05:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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Trinity takes on Chipzilla

It is starting to look like there will be a chip price war as AMD drops prices on Trinity. Word on the street is that Chipzilla is getting to ready to drop its prices too.

AMD has priced the Trinity chips starting at $53 in quantities of 1,000. Its new new dual-core A4-5300 desktop processors are priced at $53, which is the lowest of all Trinity desktop chips. It is much lower than the Intel Core i3 processors, which are based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture and start at $117.

AMD also shipped the new A10-5800K chip that can be unlocked for $122. Intel's unlockable processors start at $216, according to a price list. We should know today after AMD announces its pricing on other Trinity chips.

Already Lenovo earlier this week announced the ThinkCentre M78 desktop, using AMD's new chips to get a price tag of $479.  The cheapest Lenovo desktop with an Intel Core processor is the ThinkCentre M72e, which starts at $659 with a Core i3-2120.

With sales slowing the only way that the two can keep inventory moving is to have a price war. At the moment the only way to tell them apart is that Intel's Ivy Bridge chips are better in overall performance and AMD's Trinity chips offer better graphics.

If the price of AMD chips drops then the performance gains in keeping an Intel system are not worth the money.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech

1 posted on 10/10/2012 9:05:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce
Today we have this :

ASRock Trinity ITX board up for preorder

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HTPC builders’ wet dream


The world’s first FM2 socket ITX board is available for preorder in Britain. ASRock is the culprit and the FM2A75M is listed at 74 pounds, so we assume it will end up around the €99 mark on the continent.

Mind you, although it’s tiny, the board is feature packed. Based on the A75 chipset,  it has two DDR3 slots, two external USB 3.0 ports, with two additional headers on the board. SATA 6Gbps support goes without saying, along with eSATA, LAN, 7.1 audio and PWM fan support.

On the graphics side of things the board features VGA and HDMI outputs, but it also features a proper PCIe 2.0 x16 slot for discrete graphics, so it could easily be transformed into a small-form-factor gaming rig.

More here.

asrockfm2itx

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2 posted on 10/10/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: All

Please ignore the implied links in post #2.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

4 posted on 10/10/2012 9:17:11 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Starting to see other etailers begin to match microcenter.com B&M price on Intel IVB CPUs, which based on prior product cycles means the IVB K series will drop $10 to $20 by January.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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Newegg search for ITX boards (x86 ):

Cliclk here

6 posted on 10/10/2012 9:20:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: JerseyHighlander
From Microcenter:

Phenom II X3 B73 Processor OEM

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$2999

Not for ITX howevver.....AM3+ socket ....from a comment says 85 watt .....

Some Mobo might be able to unlock the 4th core. Maybe after undervolting it.

7 posted on 10/10/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You probably know this, but for others ... ITX is a size of motherboard, really small. ITX boards are made for various processors.

AMD's "Trinity" goes into an FM2 socket, and "FM2" is a good search code to find hardware that is compatible with the "Trinity" processor family.

www.newegg.com - FM2

8 posted on 10/10/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by Cboldt
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Info on the B73 processor from CPU World:

AMD Phenom II X3 B73

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HDXB73WFK3DGI is an OEM/tray microprocessor

Frequency  ? 

2800 MHz
Bus speed  ?  667 MHz Memory controller
One 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Clock multiplier  ?  14
Package 938-pin organic micro-PGA
Sockets Socket AM2+
Socket AM3

9 posted on 10/10/2012 9:38:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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