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Q: I have an AMD A8-6500 microprocessor. Is it possible to upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please check CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
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AMD cuts prices of A6 and A8 APUs; reveals price of A10-6790K
Nov 07, 2013
: Last week AMD announced A10-6790K APU, which was positioned as a
slightly slower, but also less expensive version of the flagship
A10-6800K chip. Today the 6790K was added to AMD's official price
list. Furthermore, the company added prices of FX-9370 and FX-9590
microprocessors for AM3+ platform. Finally, AMD reduced prices of
A6-6400K, A8-6500 and A8-6600K models by 12% - 13%. The A6-6400K now
costs $62, and the price of A8 SKUs was slashed from $112 to $97.
AMD announces third generation desktop APUs
Jun 05, 2013
: AMD today announced desktop Accelerated Processing Units, based on
recently launched "Richland" core. New processors are A10-6800K,
A10-6700, A8-6600K, A8-6500, and A6-6400K, boasting 2 or 4
"Piledriver" CPU cores, and HD 8000 series graphics. The latter is a
new feature of "Richland" products, that improves graphics performance
by as much as 20%. Another new feature is support for DDR3-2133
memory, although it is available only on the A10-6800K model.
AMD adds prices for "Richland" APUs
Jun 01, 2013
: AMD added prices of forthcoming "Richland" processors to company's
official pricelist. As you may know, "Richland" Accelerated Processing
Units combine 2 or 4 Piledriver CPU cores with HD 8000 series graphics in a single package. AMD
plans to release several different quad-core "Richland" parts, branded
as A8- and A10-Series, along with A4- and A6-Series dual-core APUs.
The fastest chips in the series are A10-6700 with 65 Watt TDP, and
A10-6800K with unlocked clock multiplier and 100 Watt TDP.
Prices of upcoming AMD A-Series APUs
May 29, 2013
: AMD A-series APUs with "Richland" core were previously reported to
launch in June, presumably during Computex show in Taiwan. In advance
of this event
company published "AMD Elite Series APUs" product summary on their
website, that details upcoming lineup, performance in Basemark CL and
3DMark benchmarks, and pricing. The document also states that the
microprocessors will be launched on June 4, 2013.
AMD "Richland" APUs spotted in Lenovo desktop PC
Apr 26, 2013
: As we're getting closer to the launch of desktop "Richland"
APUs, they started to appear in OEM desktop PCs from major
manufacturers. Lenovo recently added new product pages for
H535s computers to their UK website. Both computers list current
generation of "Trinity" processors, along with upcoming "Richland"
AMD Richland processors to launch in March
Mar 05, 2013
: AMD currently ships second-generation desktop and mobile APUs with
"Trinity" core, that combines "Piledriver" microarchitecture and
Radeon HD 7000 series graphics. Next generation of accelerated units
will utilize Richland core with integrated graphics, upgraded to HD
8000. Richland processors were planned to launch in the first half of
this year, although their announcement may come as early as the next
Specifications of upcoming AMD Richland APUs
Jan 26, 2013
: Quite a few new details on upcoming AMD "Richland" Accelerated Processing Units have surfaced this week.
First, Fudzilla posted partial specifications of A4-6300 and A6-6400K dual-core parts. It was
followed by a rumor on additional A8- and A10-Series Richland APUs,
that revealed their TDP and the type of integrated graphics. Finally,
VR-Zone Chinese published complete Richland
lineup specifications, including CPU and GPU clock speeds.