AMD's upcoming A8-3530MX mobile Llano APU detailed

By on May 16, 2011, 8:01 PM

DonanimHaber has published a report detailing what is supposedly the fastest mobile processor AMD plans to release in 2011, though this could be confused in translation. The A8-3530MX will launch as part of the company's Llano notebook APU lineup, featuring a 32nm fabrication and using AMD's new FS1 package, the chip is comprised of four processing cores along with an integrated graphics processor and embedded northbridge components.

The CPU cores operate at a base frequency of 1.9GHz with TurboCore speeds reaching up to 2.6GHz and are accompanied by 4MB of L2 cache. Graphics are handled by a Radeon HD 6620G clocked at 444MHz, and while that may seem sluggish compared to the 500MHz part inside the low-voltage E-240 and E-350, the HD 6620G has 400 shaders versus a paltry 80. The GPU will also have DirectX 11 support and the UVD 3.0 with hardware-accelerated Blu-ray 3D playback.

The A8-3530MX contains a dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR3 RAM up to 1600MHz, as well as a PCI-Express 2.0 hub that can handle discrete graphics. Despite cramming all of those components under one roof, the A8-3530MX is said to have a thermal envelope of 45W. DananimHaber mentioned that the Fusion chip will be paired with one of two southbridge chipsets: the A60M or the A70M. Both are largely identical, except the former lacks native USB 3.0 support.




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Route44 Route44, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

Thanks for this Matthew. I need to purchase at least one laptop by mid-July as I have been waiting to see what the Llano can offer. But until we get solid benching I'll take any article concerning Llano or Bulldozer with reservation (this is NOT directed at Matthew or TechSpot).

I'm hoping this article is true when it comes to the graphics because I am not impressed with current mobile offerings other than discrete graphics which raises the price of a system considerably. A shame we have to wait for a native USB 3.0 controller.

Guest said:

This is going to rock for tablets!

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

This is going to rock for tablets!

With a 45W TDP, I'm not thinking so... This is definitely more of a laptop range CPU.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm so going to wait for this before buying the new laptop I've been crying my friends about.

Guest said:

Well, it includes GPU also, don't forget this.

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

Well, it includes GPU also, don't forget this.

If that's supposed to help the hope for it being used it tablets (hard to tell with all the Guest comments blurring together)... Keep in mind that so does the Tegra 2, which is being used currently in tablets, and has a TDP 10 times less than this AMD entry. Not saying it wouldn't make a kick-ass tablet - just don't see it being lightweight with good battery life, 2 of the top criteria for tablet success these days.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

For netbooks and tablets there is zacate.

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