Two Low TDP APUs Added to AMD's Line Up
AMD's APUs have been adopted by many for their good price per performance, especially for builds that forego discrete graphic cards, such as HTPCs. Back in July, two new additions to AMD's APU line up was spotted on MSI's CPU support list. The two APUs, the A8-6500T and the A10-6700T, have a lower TDP of only 45W, which reduces the need for heavy cooling and can therefore lead to more silent computers.
The lower TDP comes at a cost though. The CPU core clock has been set to 2.1 GHz and 2.5 GHz for the A8-6500T and the A10-6700T respectively, with the turbo clocks set to 3.1 GHz and 3.5 GHz. The two iGPUs used, the HD 8550D and the HD 8650D, have both been downclocked to 720 MHz. Other than that, the specifications remain the same. Both have 4 cores, 4 MB L2 cache, and support for AVX and FMA3 instructions. The two APUs will be priced at $112 for the A8-6500T and $142 for the A10-6700T.
Source: CPU World