Advanced Micro Devices decided it was time for its collection of processors to welcome the newest A-Series APUs, so it went ahead and updated the price lists and product pages with three new units.
As some may or may not have learned, Advanced Micro Devices announced quite a short time ago that it had shipped twelve million accelerated processing units.
This, naturally, is a cause for celebration, and the company chose a very active way of commemorating the event.
Basically, its price list and product pages have grown to include more than just a new triple-core APU by the name of A-Series A-3500. This chip did arrive, only it was accompanied by the A6-3600 and the A8-3800.
The A6-3500 (priced at $95, or $89 in 1,000 unit quantities) is the triple-core one, with a L2 cache memory of 3 MB (3 x 1 MB) and a base clock speed of 2.1 GHz (2.4 GHz in Turbo Core).
The A6-3600 ($109) has the very same clock frequencies as above, as well as a similar power draw (65W), but its four cores are backed by 4 MB of L2 cache.
As for the A8-3800 ($129), it is a quad-core with 2.4 GHz and 2.7 GHz base and Turbo clocks, plus 4 MB of cache. It has the same thermal design power (TDP 65W).
The A6-3500 and A6-3600 incorporate the same graphics solution (Radeon HD 6530D, with 320 shader units and a clock of 443 MHz) while the A8-3800 features Radeon HD 6550D (600 MHz, 400 shaders).
All things considered, the newcomers are priced fairly low and should start shipping soon, if they haven't already.
It is also interesting to note that Advanced Micro Devices has just introduced a certain other batch of products, the Radeon line of graphics specifically aimed at all-in-one desktops.
Finally, thanks to information on such things as MSI' CR430 Laptop, one can look forward to new mobile APUs as well (E-450).