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AMD announces CPU cashback programme

by Parm Mann on 20 June 2012, 17:10

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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They say competition's a good thing, but trying telling that to the fella in second place.

AMD's already playing catch up to NVIDIA in the extreme GPU stakes - and has cut prices accordingly - but it's also facing a similar dilemma in the CPU market. Intel's Ivy Bridge is all-singing, all-dancing when it comes to benchmarks and marketing, so AMD's attempting to bring its own solutions out of the shadow with the launch of a cashback incentive.

The scheme - dubbed "More Cores, More Cashback" - will run from now until the end of August and will offer up to £20 cashback on a choice of eight AMD processors, including the quad-core A6-3670K APU and the octo-core FX-8120 CPU.

The amount of cashback is dictated by each chip's number of cores and is set at £10 for a quad-core processor, £15 for a hexa-core processor and £20 for the top-of-the-line octo-core parts.

We're waiting to see who the participating retailers are, but these figures suggest that the A6-3670K APU will be available for under £70 after cashback. Not a bad deal, but what we really want is for this cashback incentive to stick around for those upcoming desktop Trinity parts.

Click through to the source link below for futher details on the scheme, as well as a full list of qualifying processors.


[Update] Turns out somebody at AMD jumped the gun. After initially stating that the promotion would start immediately, we're now told "the cash back promotion will not actually be live until 2nd July." Put those credit cards away folks, at least for now.


Source: AMD Promotions



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what we really want is for this cashback incentive to stick around for those upcoming desktop Trinity parts.

Not a chance. This is a last desperate bid to clear stock of FX- and A- processors before the new ones launch. And if it doesn't work, expect even bigger price cuts, then huge drops on remaining stock once trinity does launch. Might well be worth holding off for a couple of months for anyone planning on building a new HTPC - I can see the A-series APUs dropping even further…
made the jump to phenom 1 when they launched - never again making that mistake…..
Why not just reduce the selling price than have all this rebate / cashback bs ?
scaryjim
Not a chance. This is a last desperate bid to clear stock of FX- and A- processors before the new ones launch. And if it doesn't work, expect even bigger price cuts, then huge drops on remaining stock once trinity does launch. Might well be worth holding off for a couple of months for anyone planning on building a new HTPC - I can see the A-series APUs dropping even further…

Can an A series give you better performance than an Athlon X2 with 4200 IGP or even paired with a budget graphics card even in an HTPC situation.
Epic win.

I bought an AMD FX4170 for £85 last week. And now I can get an extra £10 off. For £75 that is amazing.