AMD to launch unlocked A8-3870 Llano APU

By Matthew · 4 replies
Jul 19, 2011
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  1. 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…

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  2. jetkami

    jetkami TS Booster Posts: 100

    Anyone know how far this thing will overclock? I am still with a Q6600 2.4 running at 3.5 on air. I would expect this to get to 4,5 atleast.
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    Why would you expect 4.5GHz at least? Seems odd. We got the A8-3850 to 3.6GHz so I would expect about that.
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    ya I would think 4.5 is a pipe dream or you been reading to many SB reviews.

    I believe as steve said 3.6-3.8 sounds more reasonable.
  5. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    As the A8-3870 is basically a higher clocked A8-3850 with an unlocked multiplier, I suppose we will also have the option to add an entry level AMD video card to boost the system's graphics capabilities. Either way, the APU concept is shaping up as a viable means of building a low cost gaming PC.

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