Release date and prices of A6-3670K and A8-3870K CPUs
On December 5, we published preliminary details of AMDs Llano A6-3670K, A8-3820 and A8-3870K APUs. Turkish site Donanimhaber have now published the release dates and initial pricing for A8-3870K and A6-3670K, as well as revealing more information about the A8-3820.
Both A8-3870K and A6-3670K have 4 cores and unlocked core multiplier, although the range of multiplier available is not yet known. Additionally, both support DDR3-1866 memory. More details can be found in our earlier article.
A8-3820 will have a base clock of 2.5 GHz with a Boost speed of 2.8GHz. It has a TDP of 65W, and has 4 MB level 2 cache. Onboard graphics are provided by an HD 6550D, the same as in A8-3870K.
Donanimhaber also published an AMD chart showing benchmarks against an i3-2120. As the Intel chip is dual-core with hyperthreading, and the AMD chips have 4 native cores I'm unsure how to take the CPU scores, which show the various offerings to be roughly equal, with the A6-3670K scoring slightly better than the i3-2120. The A8-3870K performs a little better still. All the tests that show performance of the iGPU show the Llano chips to be between 100% and 450% more powerful than the i3 on test.
A8-3870K and A6-3670K will be released on December 26. A6-3670K will be priced at $115, and A8-3870K will cost $135. AMD will also be releasing a new Bulldozer processor on the same day, the 6-core FX-6200. The release date and pricing for A8-3820 are not yet known.
Related News (newer articles):
Jan 10, 2012: Bits and pieces: new 65W APUs spotted in HP PCs
Dec 31, 2011: Details of FX-6200 CPU emerge on AMD website
Dec 20, 2011: A6-3670K and A8-3870K surfaced in AMD product database
Related News (older articles):
Dec 05, 2011: AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K are available for pre-order
Sep 02, 2011: Bits and pieces: Mobile Celerons discontinued, Llano specifications