E2- and A-Series desktop APU line-up revealed

Last Friday, DonanimHaber published updated line-up from soon to be released A-Series and E2-Series desktop APUs. The new line-up includes 5 A-Series microprocessors with 2 and 4 CPU cores, and one budget dual-core E2-3200 model. All upcoming chips use "Llano" core, that merges 32nm version of K10 CPU with high-performance graphics engine. The newly-available specifications are close to A- and E2-Series specs, that appeared in March of this year. The final line-up uses different model numbers, and there are minor changes in the size of L2 cache and DDR3 memory support for the A4-3400 model:

ModelCoresFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL2 cacheGraphicsTDP
E2-Series E2-3200 2 2.4 GHz N/A 1 MB HD 6370D 65 Watt
A-Series A4-3400 2 2.7 GHz N/A 1 MB HD 6410D 65 Watt
A-Series A6-3600 4 2.1 GHz 2.4 GHz 4 MB HD 6350D 65 Watt
A-Series A6-3650 4 2.6 GHz N/A 4 MB HD 6350D 100 Watt
A-Series A8-3800 4 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz 4 MB HD 6550D 65 Watt
A-Series A8-3850 4 2.9 GHz N/A 4 MB HD 6550D 100 Watt

A6 or A8 families are comprised of "Llano" processors with 4 CPU cores, 4 MB level 2 cache, and support for DDR3-1866 memory. A8-38xx APUs feature HD 6550D graphics with 600 MHz clock rate and 400 shader units, and the A6-36xx chips incorporate weaker HD 6530D GPU with 320 shaders and 443 MHz frequency. Each of these series comes with one CPU without Turbo Core feature, rated at 100 Watt TDP. These processors are A6-3650, clocked at 2.6 GHz, and A8-3850 with 2.9 GHz frequency. There are also two Turbo Core-enabled models with 65 Watt TDP, A6-3600 with 2.1 GHz base and 2.4 GHz core frequencies, and A8-3800 with 2.4 GHz / 2.7 GHz frequencies. So far we were able to locate part numbers for two out of four APUs from the A6 and A8 families. The A6-3650 will have AD3650WNZ43GX tray and AD3650WNGXBOX box part numbers, and the A8-3850 will use AD3850WNZ43GX and AD3850WNGXBOX tray / box numbers. Pictures and graphics benchmarks of A8-3850 were recently posted in TweakTown forum. The poster reported P1148 score for 3Dmark 11, P4400 score for 3Dmark Vantage, and 7650 score for 3Dmark 2006 benchmarks for a CPU at stock core and GPU frequencies.

Dual-core APUs will be released under A4- and E2-Series family brands. AMD A4-3400 dual-core processor has 2.7 GHz core clock, 1 MB L2 cache and Radeon HD 6410D graphics with 600 MHz clock and 160 shader units. E2-3200, which is expected to be the least expensive CPU from the line-up, operates at 2.4 GHz, and has on-chip GPU, running at 443 MHz.

All desktop "Llano" microprocessors from E2 and A-Series will require FM1 motherboard. Needless to say, that the processors will not be compatible with existing socket AM2+/AM3 motherboards for Athlon II / Phenom II CPUs, and with socket AM3+ motherboards for future Bulldozer FX microprocessors. Prices for A- and E2-Series APUs, reported in May, ranged from $70 for E2 chip, and up to $170 for the flagship A8 model. Early pre-order prices, that we've seen, were $237 for boxed A6-3650, and about $280 for boxed A8-3850.

Update (June 17): Pre-order prices for desktop A-Series chips fell down significantly in the past 4 days. The cheapest boxed A8-3850 CPUs is now priced for less than $145, and the A6-3650 is sold for about $120. The APUs can be pre-ordered from sites like provantage.com and pcsuperstore.com.

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Comments: 5


2011-06-13 11:49:54
Posted by: Juha

"A6-36xx APUs feature HD 6550D graphics with 600 MHz clock rate and 400 shader units, and the A6-36xx chips incorporate weaker HD 6530D GPU with 320 shaders and 443 MHz frequency."

First "A6-36xx" should be A8-38XX ?


2011-06-13 12:05:29
Posted by: gshv

Yes, it should be A8-38xx. The story was updated. Thank you for the correction!


2011-06-13 12:28:40
Posted by: Neon

There are 2 entries in the table for A8-3800. The last one should be A8-3850. Also, there are 2 links labeled A8-3800 in the "CPU Specifications" table in the right column. One of those should be A8-3850.


2011-06-13 12:40:38
Posted by: gshv

Model number for the A8-3850 was corrected. Thank you!


2011-06-14 13:33:18
Posted by: kakkernakker

i want 45w tdp

for htpc

to the playting yhe movies

yes tahnk you

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