AMD Announces New Sub-$100 Triple Core A6-3500 APU

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2011 - 12:03 PM |
Tagged: APU, amd radeon, amd, A6-3500

AMD announced today a new desktop APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). The A6-3500 processor combines three x86 CPU cores with 320 Radeon GPU cores. The new A6-3500 APU comes with a full sweep of AMD technology, including Turbo Core, Steady Video image stabilization technology, DDR3 1333 support, HDCP compatibility, and AMD VISION Engine software. Following its predecessors, the new three core APU is able to pair with select AMD Radeon HD 6000 series discrete graphics cards.

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This FM1 socket awaits an A Series APU like the new A6-3500

The three core APU operates at 2.1GHz (2.4GHz with Turbo Boost active) on the CPU side and 444MHz on the GPU side of things. Further, the APU features 3MB of L2 cache, a TDP of 65 watts, and is designed for use with FM1 motherboards.

The APU is now available for purchase at various online retailers and system builders with an MSRP of $95 USD. AMD states that the processor “delivers a compelling, affordable desktop experience for consumers and gamers.”

At under a $100, the new APU is an attractive option for HTPC usage and starter gaming systems on a tight budget. For more information on AMD’s APU architecture, can check out PC Perspective’s AMD A8-3850 APU review here.

Source: AMD

August 17, 2011 | 01:10 PM - Posted by Prodeous (not verified)

As long as Trinity APU supports FM1 then all is good. I really dislike seeing "FMx" on the slides. It is almost like they have not yet decided. IF they change (and it has happened in the past) they will be shooting them sleves in the foot. Honestly that is one thing that is scaring me from looking at FM1 platform for some render farms (Blender with openCL Cycle engine for example)

I am really happy that they finaly are coming out with 65W. And can't wait for some reviews from PCper.

August 17, 2011 | 02:17 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

hehe, yeah that would be my luck (that they would change the sockets up on me)!

September 4, 2011 | 06:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Well, AMD has a good history of socket compatibilities. We can only hope that works in our favour

August 18, 2011 | 09:12 AM - Posted by rgathright (not verified)

The AMD Phenom II A8 X4 Quad Core Processor 3850 has a fast APU but its processors suffer due to lack of sufficient cache size and...

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