Not to be outdone in the low-end market by Intel, it has been rumoured by Digitimes that AMD will be dropping the price on some of its FM1 and FM2 APUs, enabling the firm to out-compete Intel's low-end Pentium-branded Ivy and Sandy Bridge processors.
We don't have pound prices yet, though dollar figures should be indicative of the changes to expect in the UK.
|L2 Cache||Stock Type||Graphics||TDP||Old Price||New Price|
|A4-3300||2||2.5GHz||1MB||Socket FM1||HD 6410D||65 Watt||$46||$30|
|A4-3400||2||2.7GHz||1MB||Socket FM1||HD 6410D||65 Watt||$48||$35|
|A4-5300||2||3.4GHz / 3.6GHz||1MB||Socket FM2||HD 7480D||65 Watt||$53||$30|
It's expected that this price-drop will take place within the next three months; at $30, the A4-5300 is looking to offer some serious competition to Intel and its Pentium range, which typically begins at a higher price, even for the firm's lowest-end 2.6GHz components.