AMD sells its own chips in an unusual way

AMD sells its own chips in an unusual way

The US processor manufacturer AMD has decided to sell its chips in a rather unusual way – in boxes of six. The new way of selling processors is called AMD Power Pack and includes both CPUs and APUs as of now, although a limited number of models is present.

The new marketing strategy targets computer builders who make numerous systems. Up until now there were two ways in which you could purchase a processor – the boxed version offered the chip along with a CPU cooler and a manual or as a tray processor that comes all alone. The Power Pack program meets both ways in the middle – you get a set of six chips in one package with bundled coolers but there are no manuals and there’s a single chip arrangement.

You should not be sorry to hear there’s no manual in a Power Pack package as the idea behind it is to save money and give you the chance to purchase cheaper processors. AMD says that by using Power Pack the overall price can be lowered by 5-10 per cent, which is not bad. We should mention that the discount will vary depending on the market, though.

As of now the Power Pack program includes just two AMD chips – the Athlon X4 760K and the A8-6600K APU but AMD may soon include more models.  

Source: AMD

Related posts

AMD announced the availability ATI FirePro™ V7750

AMD announced the availability of the ATI FirePro™ V7750 graphics accelerator for the high-end market, ideally suited for graphics professionals working in engineering, digital content creation and scientific fields. These professionals need a 3D graphics...

Samsung debuts P80 Premium, P30 Essential series notebooks and NB30 Pro netbook

Samsung Electronics America announced two new notebook  series aimed at business users - P80 Premium series and P30 Essential series. Along with the two new lines, Samsung also intros and the NB30 Pro netbook for professionals in the office and while on the road. “Business users have...

ZTE presents V7 Max smartphone

ZTE presents V7 Max smartphone

ZTE has announced one more smartphone just a day after the Chinese company presented the Nubia Z11 Mini handset. The new communicator is called V7 Max and comes with mid-range specs that do not leave any doubt what market niche the smartphone is targeted at. The V7 Max is not related to the...

Leave a comment