AMD will launch the new mid-range processor Llano in retail in early Q3. Most likely the third week of July, but already in Q2 AMD expects to see Llano-equipped systems available to the public through partners after sales started back in Q1 already.

It was during a conference call that AMD interim CEO, Thomas Seifert, according to X-bit Labs, explained to analysts that the roll-out of the new APU family Llano was going as planned. Llano will bring up to four cores along with a powerful integrated graphics processor, and according to AMD be something extraordinary.

””We began shipping Llano for revenue on the first quarter, and it is very simply, the most impressive processor in history, featuring a modern graphics architecture. […] You should expect to see Llano-based systems widely available in this quarter,” said Thomas Seifert, interim chief executive officer of AMD, during the most recent conference call with financial analysts..

As we recently confirmed AMR hasn’t just started shipping processors to selected customers, but soon the circuits will be reaching the media where most motherboard manufacturers are standing well prepared. 

Even though Llano has an older base architecture AMD has great hopes for the new Fusion A processors, not the least thanks to the powerful graphics circuit that supports DirectX 11 and brings up to 400 stream processors. This can be compared to the 80 stream processors found in the ultramobile Fusion E processors that are already competitive with most integrated graphics circuits today.

The first four Llano APUs are expected to launch sometime around July 20th, but it may be delayed to August if there any bumps in the road. Four of the five first APUs will be quad-cores and be followed by a dual-core model.

Model A8- 3560P A8- 3550P A8- 3560 A8- 3550 A6- 3460P A6- 3450P A6- 3460 A6- 3450 A4- 3360 A4- 3350 E2- 3250
Architecture Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars
Cores 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2
Stream processors 400 400 400 400 320 320 320 320 160 160 160
CPU Freq. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
GPU Freq.
TBD 594 MHz TBD 594 MHz TBD 443 MHz TBD 443 TBD 594 MHz 443 MHz
Radeon
HD 6550 HD 6550 HD 6550 HD 6550 HD 6530 HD 6530 HD 6530 HD 6530 HD 6410 HD 6410 HD 6370
Cache 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 2MB 2MB 1MB
Memory DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1866 MHz DDR3, 1600 MHz
Node 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm 32nm
TDP 100W 100W 65W 65W 100W 100W 65W 65W 65W 65W 65W
Turbo Core TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Socket FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1 FM1
Launch Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q3 2011

The motherboard chipsets for the new Socket FM1 platform are called AMD A75 and AMD A55 where the latter brings SuperSpeed USB 3.and och SATA 6.0 Gbps. Both will support the next generation Hybrid CrossFireX technology used to connect the integrated GPU with a discrete graphics card.

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