AMD unveils A-series desktop processors

By : |June 30, 2011 0

[image_library_tag 752/14752, align=”left” title=”AMD” alt=”AMD” hspace=”7″ vspace=”7″ border=”0″ ,default]SUNNYVALE, USA: Chipmaker AMD today announced availability for the AMD Fusion A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A8-3850 and A6-3650 desktop processors.

The AMD A8-3850 and A6-3650 desktop processors will enable a high-performance experience for desktop users, including brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance, and fast application speeds, said a press release.

Processors feature four x86 CPU cores

Both the AMD A8-3850 and A6-3650 desktop processors combine four x86 CPU cores with powerful DirectX11-capable discrete-level graphics, and up to 400 Radeon cores along with dedicated HD video processing on a single chip.

Only AMD Fusion APUs offer true AMD Dual Graphics, with up to 120 per cent visual performance boost, when paired with select AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series graphics cards, the release added.

All A-Series processors are powered by AMD Vision Engine Software, which is composed of AMD Catalyst graphics driver, AMD OpenCL driver and the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. With this suite of software, users get regular updates designed to improve system performance and stability, and can add new software enhancements.

With a suggested retail price of $135, the AMD A8-3850 desktop processor operates at 2.9GHz (CPU) and 600MHz (GPU) with 400 Radeon Cores, 4MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 100W, the release added.

The AMD A6-3650 desktop processor has clock speeds of 2.6GHz (CPU) and 443MHz (GPU) with 320 Radeon Cores, 4MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 100W.

The suggested retail price of the AMD A6-3650 desktop processor is $115. beginning July 3, 2011.

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