- Category: Technology News
- Published on Thursday, 08 September 2011 15:41
- Written by Amarnath
AMD has just launched two Accelerated Processing Units*(APUs) in the entry-level segment. This new addition to the AMD line-up will allow AMD customers (PC manufacturers) to build more affordable systems that are still fairly capable in terms of gaming and HD video. Additionally, these system can also work hand in hand with a more powerful discrete graphics processor to aggregate the computing power of both chips.To give you some perspective, The A4 chips are powered by two CPU cores, while the A6 Chips have three and the A8 have 4 cores. On the graphics processing side (GPU), the A4 has about half the raw horsepower of the A6, with 160 graphics core versus 320. They are all capable of running DirectX 11 graphics.
AMD Expands its Desktop Line-Up of AMD Fusion APUs
– A4 APUs enable an excellent everyday computing experience –
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 7, 2011
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors, bringing the entry-level desktop APU price down to just $70 (U.S. suggested retail price) for consumers who want PCs with brilliant HD graphics, advanced performance, and fast application and connectivity speeds.
The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs each combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 Radeon™ cores, enabling powerful DirectX®11-capable discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. These dual-core APUs enable responsive and energy-efficient performance for everyday PC productivity and multitasking, as well as an amazing gaming experience.
In addition to leading-edge graphics and competitive compute power, the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs support:
• AMD Steady Video for instant removal of shakes and jitters when re-watching video, so content looks steady and smoothi.
• AMD Dual Graphics for a visual performance boost when paired with select AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series graphics cardsii.
• Integrated USB 3.0 controller for rapid transfer and storage of digital content.
• AMD VISION Engine Software to provide users with regular updates to help improve system performance and stability, and to introduce new software enhancements.
With a suggested retail price of $70.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3300 APU operates at 2.5GHz (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon™ Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.
With a suggested retail price of $75.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3400 APU operates at 2.7GHz (CPU) and 600MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon™ Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.
All AMD A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards. AMD A4 APUs require the AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 driver release or later releases.
Consumers today need great multimedia performance, connectivity options and responsive multitasking from their PCs. With the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs, desktop end-users can enjoy these incredible APU experiences at a low cost.
The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs are now available for purchase from Amazon.com, NCIX and other retailers.
The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors deliver a compelling, affordable desktop experience for consumers.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.
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