Report: Initial AMD A-Series desktop lineup detailed

By Jos ยท 15 replies
Mar 16, 2011
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  1. We already have a good idea of what the first wave of AMD's FX-series processors is going to look like thanks to a handful of recent leaks. Now, X-bit labs has apparently gotten hold of the preliminary details for AMD's performance-mainstream A-series (codenamed "Llano") complete with model numbers and specifications.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

    This leaves things even more open than it clarifies D:

    Really good integrated graphics, I remember 4 years ago buying a video card for almost $150 with a third of that power and now it comes with the CPU.
  3. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Wonder when we'll start getting leaks on the 2nd gen APUs. Krishna, I'm waiting!
  4. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 249   +14

    I don't like the new naming configuration... More numbers = more confusing... And I don't even see a coherence between the CPU and it's name... Well, at least the box art does look cool!
  5. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 470

    Eight cores to compete with four?
  6. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Bad Freaking name Scheme!! Damm Can`t they do ALL RIGHT for once!!. AMD always **** things up in some way!
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

    I believe they are going the right direction.

    Its like... when facebook changed its appearance, everyone gives crap about everything, then spam groups of "join here if you dont like new facebook" and in the end... they all love it (Most of them).

    Its just a matter of getting used to a new naming scheme and I repeat, I believe they are going the right direction, they first give the series number AXX then they give the generation YY/ZZ and the model ending with the P for low power usage. Anyone who has read a bit about AMD video cards can adjust pretty easily to this now.
  8. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 484   +87

    The new chips presented will attract with APU capabilities, not with processing power.It seems they are K10.5 models produced with SOI technology and not the real new generation produced on 28nm lowK tech, so I'll expect them to be cheap compared to Sandy Bridge
  9. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Yeahh... but and the people who dont read about it? that is (Presumably) more of the 50% of their sharing market.
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

    Those ones, still dont know what difference has the Athlon II x2 - x3 - x4 and/or Phenom II, from even the first parts.

    People who never read and dont care about reading, will always buy something already packaged or something a friend recomended them.
  11. the most important metrics to consider are price/performance ratios.

    it matters not how many cores, what architecture, what configuration, etc is involved. all that really matters is what performance you get for a given price.

    this is why as prices change, such as price-cuts over time, the details of what the chip has are irrelevant.

    it's not that it "takes 8 cores to compete with 4", the cores aren't even the same, they have many differences, and there pros and cons of each architecture. that's why you need to research and learn what's best for YOUR needs.

    AMD tried years ago to combat INTEL's "two dual-cores stuck together" quad-cores by saying that AMD would make "TRUE quad-cores" on the same die. well, it didn't matter, because all that matters is the price of any given performance. INTEL had great "fake" quad-cores and made plenty of money offering us great chips long before AMD was able to offer a REAL quad-core that could match INTEL's.

    what matters is what you get out of it and how much it will cost you.
  12. This appears to be mainstream for corporate refresh; not exotic and good integrated graphics; hope the MOBO manufacturers make better boards for this CPU.
    Personally, using a Phenom II blac at 3.2 Gig and have it fully RAM'd with DDR3, so I'll wait until I can see what MOBOs are out.
  13. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 484   +87

    A quick question for AMD: Is there a "mobile Llano"?
  14. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

    I'm not quite sure but there is a video AMD released comparing an amd mobile proc with intel's core i something, search here.
  15. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

  16. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Yes, it's called Zacate. Or you can go search up Ontario, if you want netbook level chips.

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