AMD has announced a cashback incentive for buyers of its multi-core products, with UK and European customers increasingly rewarded for adding more cores to their systems.
The sales incentive sees users given a partial refund on their purchase of qualifying products according to the number of cores: those buying a quad-core chip will given £10, those buying a six-core chip £15, and those splashing out on an eight-core chip £20. For Euro markets, the cashback amounts are €10, €15, and €20 - slightly less than the UK equivalent.
Not all chips qualify for the cashback programme, however. From the company's FX line, the FX-8120 and FX-8150 qualify for the maximum £20 cashback, the FX-6100 and FX-6200 for the £15 cashback, and the FX-4100 and FX-4170 for the bottom-end £10 cashback. Two APUs also qualify for the £10 offer: the A8-3870K and A8-3670K.
The promotion is open until the 31st of August, and comes with a lengthy list of terms and conditions
including a limit of two rebates per person, the requirement that the purchase come from an 'authorised eTailer
' and a deadline for final claim submissions of the 18th of September 2012. The good news is that purchases dating back to the 11th of June qualify for the cashback offer.
The offer is valid in the UK and in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. AMD has yet to confirm plans to offer a similar sales incentive elsewhere.
Full details, and a link to the claim form, are available on the official website