Last week, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced the availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors, bringing the price down to $70 for the HD graphics-packing microprocessors.
Both the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 Radeon cores, offering DirectX 11-capable discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. Both chips feature 1MB L2 cache. The new APUs support AMD Dual Graphics, providing a graphics performance boost if paired with select AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series graphics cards.
AMD Steady Video also instantly removes shakes and jitters when re-watching video. An integrated USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) controller provides for rapid transfer and storage of digital content.
The AMD A4-3300 APU runs at 2.5GHz (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) and has a suggested retail price of $70. The AMD A4-3400 APU pushes the CPU to 2.7GHz and GPU to 600MHz, with a suggested retail price of $75. They are available now from Amazon.com and other stores.
(All AMD A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards. AMD A4 APUs require the AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 driver release or later releases.)
Written by: James Delahunty @ 12 Sep 2011 19:29