AMD's Tri-Core A6 3500 APU is Real, Shipping for $95

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maddingo

the main reason i can think of for choosing the tri core is for the lower TDP for SFF builds

 

less heat , less power easier to keep quiet

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Keith E. Whisman

Damn the specs Delta between the procs are huge compared to the price difference. All the procs are super cheap, I just can't imagine anyone thinking, "hmm, if only I could afford to splurge on the quad core" $20? $135 dollars is pretty damn cheap for the top dog APU.

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Paul_Lilly

You're right, all three chips are super affordable. I like the sub-$100 price point though, which would be attractive when putting a together a basic rig for mom and pop, or grandma and gramps. That $20-40 savings could be applied towards more RAM, larger hard drive, paid Internet security suite, or a Bob Evans gift certificate.

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PCLinuxguy

agreed. I mean a decent quad core apu (the big dog one though) of the A8-3850 is cheaper than most of the phenom quad cores on the low end. so it'd be perfect for alot of builds

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Antherz

Cheap HTPC here we come =)

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praack

yup you called it-

all these cores seem perfect fit for HTPC's

 

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