A6-3670K and A8-3870K surfaced in AMD product database
Last Friday Turkish site Donanimhaber published a few slides, one of which revealed release date and official prices of A6-3670K and A8-3870K Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Two processors will be launched on December 26, priced at $115 for A6 model, and $135 for A8 model. AMD today added specifications of these processors to their product database, thus confirming imminent release of both CPUs.
CPU details in AMD product database match specifications, that we knew before. 3670K and 3870K have 4 CPU cores, and 1 MB L2 cache per each core. The APUs support DDR3 memory, and fit into 100 Watt thermal envelope. A6-3670K operates at 2.7 GHz, and integrates HD 6530D graphics, whereas A8-3870K is clocked 300 MHz higher, and features better HD 6550D on-chip graphics. Both parts have suffix "K" in the model number, which means that they come with unlocked clock multiplier.
Update (Dec 21): As it turned out, posted specifications of two desktop unlocked APUs were a sign of upcoming announcement from AMD. Our story was published at 3am, and hours later AMD announced 13 new desktop and mobile microprocessors in a press release, titled "AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs". Almost all of new processors "raised the bar" by 100 MHz over initial lineup of desktop and mobile "Llano" parts. APUs, that support Turbo Core technology, also had their maximum Turbo Core frequency bumped by 100 MHz.
Details and known prices of announced desktop APUs are provided in the table below:
Compared to first two A6-3650 and A8-3850 "Llano" models, new desktop A6-3670K and A8-3870K CPUs feature higher clock speed, as well as unlocked multiplier. These are the only two announced SKUs, included in official AMD price list. Three remaining desktop APUs, A8-3820, A6-3620 and A4-3420, will substitute A8-3800, A6-3600 and A4-3400. The prices of 3x20 chips were not disclosed by the company. We suspect that two models, A6-3620 and A8-3820, will be shipped exclusively in OEM systems.
Details of announced mobile APUs:
Specifications of mobile A8-3550MX, A8-3520M, A6-3430MX, A6-3420M, A4-3330MX and A4-3320M processors surfaced on AMD website earlier in December. These chips are slightly faster versions of A8-3530MX, A8-3500M, A6-3410MX, A6-3400M, A4-3310MX and A4-3300M. E2-Series E2-3000M was shipping in OEM systems for a while, therefore we were surprised when we saw this model in the announcement. A4-3305M seems to be a speed bump of E2-3000M, re-branded from E2-Series to A4-Series.
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