AMD A4-3300M APU is a mobile microprocessor for budget and mid-class mainstream notebooks. The CPU was introduced in June 2011 together with 6 other models from Sabine mobile platform. The A4-3300M belongs to A4-Series for Notebooks family, that at the launch time was comprised of two dual-core processors.
A4-Series A4-3300M is built on 32nm Llano core, which uses tweaked "Stars" (K10) cores, paired with high-performance integrated graphics controller. This A4-Series processor comes with two CPU cores, each having 128 KB level 1 and 1 MB level 2 dedicated caches. The processor operates at 1.9 GHz, but for single-threaded applications its frequency can be boosted to 2.5 GHz with the help of new Turbo Core feature. The A4-3300M supports the same technologies as mobile 45nm Athlon II / Phenom II chips, that is AMD 64, Virtualization, and instruction set extensions up to SSE3 and SSE4A.
New feature in the Llano core is an integrated graphics processing unit (GPU), much more powerful than integrated GPUs in previous generations of AMD mobile chipsets. The graphics unit, implemented on the AMD A4-3300M, is Radeon HD 6480G, clocked at 444 MHz. The HD 6480G incorporates 240 shader units, which can be used for 3D graphics acceleration, as well as for acceleration of non-graphics applications.
In addition to CPU cores and the graphics processing unit, the A4-Series 3300M includes Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 3.0, used for acceleration of video decoding, as well as memory and PCI Express 2.0 controllers. On-chip DDR3 memory controller has two channels, and it supports standard and low-voltage memory with data rates up to 1333 MHz.
AMD A4-3300M includes a number of low-level enhancements, intended
to reduce processor's power consumption. For example, the chip may
completely turn off power for idle CPU cores, UVD and/or graphics
processing unit. Also, the chip supports several low-power states. The
A4-3300M features 35 Watt Thermal Design Power, that includes the
power dissipated by the cores, GPU and other chip components. The CPU
is manufactured in a PGA package, compatible with Socket FS1.
AMD A4-3300M specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||AMD A4-Series for Notebooks|
|CPU part number|
|Turbo frequency||2500 MHz|
|Package||722-pin organic lidless micro Pin Grid Array (UOL722)|
|AMD Package number||31013|
|Weight||0.2oz / 6g|
|Introduction date||June 14, 2011|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Manufacturing process||0.032 micron|
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||2|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size||2 x 64 KB 2-way set associative instruction caches|
2 x 64 KB 2-way set associative data caches
|Level 2 cache size||2 x 1 MB 16-way set associative caches|
|Integrated peripherals / components|
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|V core||0.9125V - 1.4125V|
|Maximum operating temperature||100°C|
|Thermal Design Power||35 Watt|