While Llano is an interesting architecture from AMD that is in principle a processor where it has put more focus on the graphics, the power consumption could have been better. The slightly more interesting version with only 65W TDP are coming and have been priced at a retailer.
We have earlier reported on no less than three models that will be released this quarter and they have now appeared in the OEM channels. AMD A8-3800 and A6-3600 will be quad-core models, while A6-3500 has the same specifications as A6-3600 but only three cores.
|Frequency||2.9 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.6 GHz||2.1 GHz||2.1 GHz|
|Turbo||–||2.7 GHz||–||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|L2 cache||4 x 1 MB||4 x 1 MB||4 x 1 MB||4 x 1 MB||3 x 1 MB|
|Graphics||HD 6550D||HD 6550D||HD 6550D||HD 6530D||HD 6530D|
|Frequency (GPU)||600 MHz||600 MHz||600 MHz||443 MHz||443 MHz|
|Memory support*||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz|
||Out now||Q3||Out now||Q3||Q3|
The new models have basically the same specifications as the already launched A8-3850 and A6-3650 with 100W TDPs, the frequencies aside. The models compensate with AMD Turbo Core 2.0 that lift the APUs with 300 MHz to reach almost the same levels as the brethren. During the our tests of A6-3650 we did some undervoltning that gave us a hint of the level these processors will lie at.
Considering the prices are correct A8-3800 will get the same price as A8-3850, while A6-3600 will cost the same as A6-3650. A6-3500 that is identical A6-3600 sans one core, looks to end up at around $100.
CPU World also noticed that several new models have been listed; Sempron 198X, Athlon II X2 211 and Athlon II X4 631 that will all come to the FM1 socket. Exactly what these models are is hard to say, but a qualified guess is that these are APUs with the GPU deactivated. If these are coming to retail or if they are just OEM are uncertain.
Considering that there were no mention of the dual-core models it is not likely that they will appear until Q4. The tri-core A6-3500 will cost around $100, so the question is what A4-3400 and E2-3200 what may cost?
Source: CPU World