AMD Updates A-Series Chips for Laptops and DesktopsCategory: CPU's
Posted: December 22, 2011 08:33PM
The AMD A-Series chips have not been out for real long, but already it is time for an upgrade. AMD will be upgrading the laptop and desktop A-Series APUs to include faster clock speeds, better graphics performance, and a few other enhancements. All the A-Series parts will be upgraded, from the dual-core A4 to the quad-core A6 and A8. The main difference between the two quad-cores is the amount of Radeon cores for the graphics. The A6 chips have 320 Radeon cores while the A8 have 400, plus a slightly higher clock speed. At the low end of the spectrum is the new E2-300M, which is a dual-core chip operating at 1.8GHz. On the desktop side there are two unlocked A-Series chips: the quad-core A6-3670K and the quad-core A8-3870K. The A6-3670K has a 2.7GHz base frequency while the A8-3870K has a base frequency of 3.0GHz, with AMD claiming 500MHz can be added to the CPU speed and 200MHz to the GPU speed for both.
The updated AMD A-Series APUs will be hitting retailers over the next few weeks. For a full list of new APUs, check out the source link.