An internal document from the Chinese market suggests that the new and promising Summit Ridge processors from the chip developer will not be as cheap as we had hoped
New Zen Processors AMD, Under the emerging model names SR5, SR3 and SR7, will be officially launched in a little less than two months - and herald a new era not only for the red developer, but perhaps also for the entire market, with six and eight processors with "real" physical processing cores at prices We have not yet seen. Or maybe our joy was a little early, actually?
New documentation from the popular Chinese site Chiphell presents a graph,AMD We plan to market all new models from the Summit Ridge family, starting with the SR3 (which may include four physical processing cores), at a price that will be higher than that of the most expensive integrated graphics core APU processors available today - the A12-9800 -Bristol Ridge (based on the Excavator architecture of the eraBulldozer Veteran) launched earlier this year.
The A12-9800 processor has not received an official recommended price tag for consumers, due to its being primarily intended for manufacturers and components of ready-made computer systems, but it is assumed that its price tag is still around $ 160 or 170 - a potentially expensive starting point for the cheapest new models. AMD, Which could indicate that the most advanced SR7 models will cost more than 300 dollars predicted for them only a few days ago, which could make them competitors for the Extreme processors of Intel, And not for its mainstream processors.
In fact, the situation may be even more problematic. According to the same image intended for Chinese marketing and distribution people ahead of the arrival of the new models - the launch of the SR models will take place in the rankings, with the most expensive and advanced SR7 models being launched first, followed by the SR5 and finally the more popular SR3 models - all with a price tag of "More than 1,500 yuan," ostensibly, or more than $ 217. If we assume that this price tag does not practically refer only to the first SR7 models but to all new models - then inAMD Plan to market their processors at a price level very similar to that of the Core i5 and Core i7 processors Intel. Something that certainly would not suit everyone.
All the assessments in the previous paragraphs should be treated with a certain skepticism, and remember that there is still quite a bit of time before the actual launch of the processors, which could lead to additional changes in the prices and supply of AMD - We will keep our fingers crossed that the chip developer will be able to offer competitive price levels and those that suit as wide an audience as possible, similar to what an experiment has been done in recent years with their APU processor families.