AMD has released some additional details on its upcoming Richland desktop APU lineup, which is geared to replace the current Trinity architecture. Trinity was introduced late last year, but lacked the power many users were hoping for. Although Richland remains on the same 32nm Piledriver core as Trinity, it adds support for DDR3-2133MHz RAM, increases CPU clock speeds, and integrates a HD8XXX GPU into the chip. The flagship APU in the Richland series will be the AMD A10-6800K boasting four cores, an unlocked clock multiplier, and an integrated Radeon HD8670 GPU.
The unlocked quad-core Richland APUs all have a 100W TDP, while the other locked chips and dual-core variants will feature a more modest 65W TDP. The Richland series will remain compatible with the current A55/75/85X chipsets, but will also be compatible with new A68/78/88X series chipsets.