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AMD Announced New Elite A-Series APU for Desktops

AMD has announced the availability of its 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for Desktops, codenamed “Richland”, now in Malaysia.

AMD-Elite-A-Series-APU

The chip maker said that the new APU delivers a superior PC solution with increased computational performance, discrete-level graphics and an easy upgrade infrastructure. At COMPUTEX Taipei 2013 recently, AMD showcased the complete 2013 APU portfolio with the launch of the new Elite A-Series APU for Desktops, including a diverse range of OEM systems and new generations of software and applications.

“The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for desktop PC builders and mainstream gamers wanting outstanding performance for their money, and today AMD delivers an excellent new follow-on to the recently announced mobile lineup,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Products Division at AMD. “The combination of the high-performance third generation desktop APU with our existing portfolio of low-power, mobile APUs gives us our strongest-ever lineup of products for our customers and our technology partners.”

Since its introduction in 2011, the APU quickly became the fastest growing category of processors for AMD, powering everything from the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One to new generations of notebooks, tablets, desktop PCs, low-power servers, and embedded devices.

The new AMD A-Series APUs combine AMD “Piledriver” CPU architecture with AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics on the FM2 motherboard infrastructure. The ability to support existing A85X, A75, and A55 platforms as well as forward compatibility with FM2+ motherboards provides users the ability to buy now with the flexibility to upgrade as new platforms come to market. In addition, these APUs feature maximum clock speeds over 4 GHz for next generation compute workloads.

Utilizing the latest AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics, the Elite A-Series combines the CPU and up 384 Radeon parallel processing cores to offer up to 15 percent increased graphics performance over its predecessor. The Elite A-Series Desktop APU supports new AMD Radeon Memory Gamer Series at 2133 MHz. When paired with an A-Series APU, the DDR3-2133 MHz Radeon Memory Gamer Series will give up to a 13 percent performance increase over DDR3-1866 MHz memory.

AMD Elite A-Series Desktop APUs pricing in Malaysia:

AMD Elite A-Series Desktop APUs

APU Model

AMD Radeon Graphics Brand

TDP

AMD Radeon Cores

GPU Clock Speed

CPU Cores

CPU Clock (Max Turbo / Base

Total L2 Cache

Max DDR3

Suggested Retail Pricing at time of launch

A10-6800K

HD 8670D

100W

384

844 MHz

4

4.4/4.1 GHz

4MB

2133

$142

A10-6700

HD 8670D

65W

384

844 MHz

4

4.2/3.9 GHz

4MB

1866

$142

A8-6600K

HD 8570D

100W

256

844 MHz

4

4.3/3.7 GHz

4MB

1866

$112

A8-6500

HD 8570D

65W

256

800 MHz

4

4.1/3.5 GHz

4MB

1866

$112

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