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AMD Athlon II X4 vs AMD A8 X4

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February 25, 2013 12:16:17 PM

I want to buy a new AMD CPU. Can anyone tell me more about the difference between the Athlon II series and A series

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February 25, 2013 6:39:38 PM

remusrigo said:
I want to buy a new AMD CPU. Can anyone tell me more about the difference between the Athlon II series and A series


Hi, the older Athlon IIs are just either a dual, triple or quad CPU on the AM3 / AM3+ Sockets.

The AMD A Series are APUs, they add the graphics card right on the same chip as the CPUs on the FM1 / FM2 Sockets.

Otherwise the A series are a bit (5%) faster at most.
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February 25, 2013 7:34:33 PM

And there are also AMD Athlon II CPU's based on the A series APU's.
So basicly the difference is that the A8 has a graphics chip in it, while the Athlon either has a disabled chip or doesn't have one at all.
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February 25, 2013 8:04:18 PM

Kamen is right the current gen Athlons that are on socket fm1/fm2 are basically the apus with the igpu disabled as they were faulty or bad, kind of similar to what amd did with the locked cores on some of phenom ii cpus
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