Thursday, December 8, 2011

AMD Expands A-Series Line with Seven New Mobile APUs

AMD Fusion

In addition to introducing the 'new' Radeon HD 7000M mobile GPUs, AMD has this week updated its A-Series family of APUs (accelerated processing units) by adding to it no less than seven models specifically targeting the mobile segment. All seven chips are manufactured using 32nm process technology and should keep laptops makers (relatively) happy until Trinity lands in the first half of 2012.

Radeon HD 7000M

The new arrivals are four quad-cores (A8-3550MX, A8-3520M, A6-3430MX and A6-3420M) and three dual-cores (A4-3330MX, A4-3320M and A4-3305M) which are probably intended to replace the first wave of APUs launched during the summer. All in all, there's not much to these APUs except the 100 MHz base and Turbo clock advantage over the initial models. For a more significant update we'll have to wait for Trinity. The full specs of the new chips is available in the table above.

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