AMD to discontinue socket FM1 APUs

Since the launch of socket FM2 APU platform in October 2012, sales of the socket FM1 APUs, based on Llano core, have been in decline. In the second quarter of this year AMD sold 3.3 million socket FM1 processors. That number dropped to 0.6 million in Q3, and it is expected to be even lower this quarter. The fourth quarter will also be the last one, when AMD offers socket FM1 processors. According to Fudzilla, the company is going to discontinue socket FM1 accelerated units by the end of the year.

In Q3 2012, AMD already retired several Llano microprocessors, including A6-3500 and Athlon II X4 651K. If Fudzilla's information is correct, AMD currently ships A-Series A6-3670K, A4-3400 and A4-3300, and Athlon II X4 641 products. All four will be end-of-lifed in Q4, at which point AMD will finish transition to "Trinity" APUs and socket FM2 platform. Trinity A-Series and Athlon X4 processors with 2 and 4 cores will be available throughout first half of 2013, and they will be replaced by Richland parts closer to the second half of 2013.

Source: Fudzilla

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2012-11-28 04:26:26
Posted by: Juha

"Trinity A-Series and Athlon X4 processors with 2 and 4 cores will be available throughout first half of 2013, and they will be replaced by Richmond parts closer to the second half of 2013."

Richmond parts are very, very old AMD parts. Maybe you mean Richland parts, which are rumoured to be on AMD's Fall 2013 Fashion Collection.

 

2012-11-28 13:18:07
Posted by: gshv

I changed it to Richland. Thank you for the correction!

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