amd apu articles

AMD A10-5800K APU Review: Trinity Comes to the Desktop

AMD A10-5800K APU Review: Trinity Comes to the Desktop

AMD has continued refining its Fusion offerings since launching the first APUs early last year. Just four months ago the company launched Trinity for mobile platforms -- arguably where its APUs provide the most value.

Now AMD is finally prepared to offer a desktop version, which brings a new socket and a new high-end chipset. Given that Piledriver improved Bulldozer's power consumption, we expect Trinity to be more efficient than Llano, while Cayman's VLIW4 architecture should boost the GPU's speed -- or so we hope.

AMD A75 Motherboard Shootout: Asus, Gigabyte & Asrock

AMD A75 Motherboard Shootout: Asus, Gigabyte & Asrock

AMD's integrated graphics received a new lease on life when the company unleashed its 32nm "Llano" desktop processors earlier this year. Sporting an on-die Radeon HD 6550D graphics processor, the AMD A8-3850 APU rendered many low-end discrete graphics cards obsolete and made Intel's HD Graphics 3000 engine look foolish in the process.

AMD is clearly targeting -- and in our opinion, commanding -- the budget market. We check out three of the most attractive AMD A75 boards from Asus, Asrock and Gigabyte.

AMD announces sub-$100 triple-core A6-3500 APU

AMD announces sub-$100 triple-core A6-3500 APU

As rumored, AMD today announced the release of its first triple-core Llano APU: the A6-3500. The new chip is essentially the same as the upcoming A6-3600 minus one core, which means 2.1-2.4GHz clock speeds, 3MB of L2 cache, support for…
AMD to launch unlocked A8-3870 Llano APU

AMD to launch unlocked A8-3870 Llano APU

According to DonanimHaber, AMD is preparing to unleash a new flaghsip A-series Fusion processor by the end of the year. The A8-3870 is expected to ship with a core clock frequency of up to 3.1GHz along with an unlocked multiplier…
Unleashing Llano: AMD A8-3850 APU Review

Unleashing Llano: AMD A8-3850 APU Review

Following in the footsteps of Brazos, AMD is now ready to unleash its bigger brother. Codenamed Llano, the new arrival resides in AMD's Lynx platform and packs four Husky cores (very similar to what's inside Athlon II processors), along with a robust GPU based on the Evergreen family's Redwood architecture.

As a refresher, the Evergreen GPUs powered AMD's last-generation Radeon HD 5000 graphics cards. Llano's graphics core feature anywhere from 160 to 400 stream processors, which should make them considerably more powerful than any other integrated graphics solution we have seen to date.