Friday, July 1, 2011

AMD introduces the APU Llano desktop and platform Lynx

The platform designed for desktop systems is called Lynx and includes an APU Llano 32nm with integrated graphics core and a motherboard with AMD Socket FM1 A75 or A55. This is the new AMD, which we reviewed at this address, for the construction of medium and low-end PC from the variable cost between 400 and 700 dollars.

The two models of APU-Series announced today are known as the A8 and A6-3850-3650: capable of over 500 gigaflops of performance, thanks to the integrated graphics of the Radeon HD 6550 and 6530, also provide native support for Serial connections ATA 3.0 and USB 3.0. The CPU is equipped with four-core x86 Stars of the family who have suffered a mild reorganization than their predecessors, who also saw the integration of a greater amount of L2 cache.

The GPU supports DirectX11 technology, the UVD video acceleration engine 3 and has a maximum of 400 stream processors. Its architecture is directly derived from that of the discrete GPU Redwood. All AMD-Series are supported natively by AMD Vision Software Engine, which consists of the AMD Catalyst graphics driver, the driver of AMD AMD Open CL and Vision Engine Control Center: Users receive regular updates as it happens for the cards Radeon graphics that will enhance performance and system stability.

The AMD-3850 A8 - the price of $ 129.99 - operates at a frequency of 2.9 GHz (CPU) and 600 MHz (GPU) Radeon with 400 cores, 4MB L2 cache and a TDP of 100W. The AMD-3650 A6 - priced at 109.99 euros - has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz (CPU) and 443MHz (GPU) Radeon with 320 cores, 4MB L2 cache and a TDP of 100W.

The FM1-socket motherboards are available now from leading ODMs including ASUS, ASRock, Biostar, ECS, Foxconn (Hong Hai Precision), Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI and Sapphire.

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