Llano is so far only available in two quad-core flavors and the energy efficient 65W models or the cheaper dual-cores models are still missing. AMD has said it doesn’t have any focus on the latter, but it looks like additional details have surfaced regarding these models.
AMD has been very quiet with these dual-core models for the desktop market, which could be because of the performance. As far as we know there are two models planned, one for the A4 series and one for the E2 series.
|Frequencies||2.4 GHz||2.1 GHz||2.1 GHz||?||2.4 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.0 GHz|
|Turbo||2.7 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz||?||–||–||–|
|L2 cache||4 x 1 MB||4 x 1 MB||3 x 1 MB||2 x 1 MB||2 x 512 KB||2 x 512KB||2 x 512KB|
|Graphics||HD 6550D||HD 6530D||HD 6530D||HD 6410D||HD 6370D||HD 6310||HD 6250|
|Frequency (GPU)||600 MHz||443 MHz||443 MHz||600 MHz||443 MHz||500 MHz||276 MHz|
|Memory support*||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1600 MHz||1066 MHz||1066 MHz|
||Q3||Q3||Q3||Q3(?)||Q4(?)||Out now||Out now|
The A4 series is based on its own core, called Winterpark, and sports two processor cores and 240 Radeon cores at 600 MHz. It is still unceratin if A4-3400 is a model number or if it is just a pointing toward the A4 series.
E2-3200 will be the cheapest model of the Llano family and is said to complete AMD’s first Fusion APUs of the E and C series in price. This models has only 512 KB cache per core and 160 Radeon cores at 443 MHz. This will not result in a pleasant gaming experience, but it should be more powerful than the E-350.
An important detail of E2-3200 is that it does not support Dual-Graphics, and only memories up to 1600 MHz, but that should not be a problem since we expect this model be very cheap and buying superfast memories and powerful graphics card for it sounds a bit excessive.
Top model A8-3850 on the test bench
We don’t know the exact launch date, or for that matter the price, but considering what the top models A8-3850 and A6-3650 cost today, we don’t expect much from the others.