Taiwanese manufacturers hope AMD Trinity will add pressure to Intel to lower prices

AMD has unveiled it’s Trinity APUs and hope that this would create competition and cause Intel to slash it’s price to compete with them.

In the past AMD has been the alternative to Intel. In fact it has a strong following until recent years with it’s Socket FM1.

We spoke to a number of distributors and they are hesistant to bring in AMD FM2 boards and CPUs as there is not much of a demand in this region. Users who have high spending power naturally goes for Intel.

Adopting the new FM2 socket, AMD has released several Trinity APUs including quad-core A10-5800K, featuring integrated Radeon HD 7660D GPU, A10-5700, A8-5600K, A8-5500 and dual-core A4-5300.

Currently, Intel Core i3 series processor prices range from US$117-138, while AMD’s new Trinity APUs are priced at US$69-129.

The processors are pretty affordable and with motherboards at 70% of the price of Intel motherboards. It might also spur the sales of Intel processors and motherboards as vendors might start slashing prices, probably in a matter of time.

Pricing source : Digitimes

AMD new desktop Trinity APU prices, Sep 2012 (US$)
CPU model Price
A10-5800K 129
A10-5700 129
A8-5600K 109
A8-5500 109
A6-5400K 65
A4-5300 52
Athlon X4 750K 79
Athlon X4 740 69