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AMD brings low-cost APUs to market

Written by James Delahunty @ 12 Sep 2011 7:29 User comments (1)

AMD brings low-cost APUs to market New entry-level Desktop APUs bring price down to $70.
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 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.)

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1 user comment

113.9.2011 17:15

Give me the HD7xxx series already...

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