AMD had two lower-power Accelerated Processing Units in the works, and it seems that they have been launched this week. AMD A8-6500T and A10-6700T are quad-core processors, that were spotted in an MSI CPU support list back in July. The A10-6700T was launched last month in Japan, and earlier this month both models were available for pre-order in at least one US online store. Today the processors appeared in the official AMD price list, priced exactly the same as other A8- and A10-Series products.
The main advantage of new Accelerated Units is lower 45 Watt TDP. To achieve it, AMD lowered operating and Turbo Core frequencies of the APUs, and also downclocked the integrated GPUs by 10% - 15%. The A8-6500T and A10-6700T processors run at 2.1 GHz and 2.5 GHz, and the Turbo Core feature can boost frequency up to 3.1 GHz and 3.5 GHz respectively. The parts incorporate HD 8550D and HD 8650D graphics, operating at 720 MHz. Remaining specifications are similar to current A8- and A10 models. The APUs have 4 cores, 4 MB L2 cache, and support for AVX and FMA3 instructions. The A8-6500T and A10-6700T microprocessors are priced at $112 and $142.
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