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AMD Shipping Desktop A4-3300, A4-3400 APUs

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The A4-3300 and the A4-3400 APUs for desktops are now available, starting at a mere $70 USD.

Wednesday AMD announced the availability of its two dual-core A-Series APUs: the A4-3300 and the A4-3400 for desktops. Now PC builders can throw together an AMD-based entry-level desktop with DirectX 11 capabilities, dedicated HD video processing and advanced performance by spending around $70 on the just the APU – and without having to purchase a separate PCIe graphics card.

"The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs each combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 Radeon cores, enabling powerful DirectX 11-capable discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip," the company said. "These dual-core APUs enable responsive and energy-efficient performance for everyday PC productivity and multitasking, as well as an amazing gaming experience."

Now available for $70 USD, the AMD A4-3300 APU features a CPU clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a GPU clock speed of 444 MHz. It includes the 160 Radeon (HD 6410D) cores, 1 MB of L2 cache and a TDP of just 65W. The AMD A4-3400 is slightly pricier, costing a mere five bucks more ($75 USD). This APU features a CPU clock speed of 2.7 GHz, a GPU clock speed of 600 MHz, 160 Radeon cores, 1 MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.

The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs are now available for purchase from Amazon.com, NCIX and other retailers. All A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards, but the A4 APUs require the AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 driver release or later releases, the company added.

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    Thunderfox , September 9, 2011 10:34 AM
    This will be good news, if the OEM's will actually use them...
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    figgus , September 9, 2011 12:54 PM
    figgusWhat is the TDP envelope on these? They might be naturals for cheapo HT boxes...

    65w... Figures it was right in front of me.
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    fyasko , September 9, 2011 10:14 AM
    only bulldozer news please.
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    Thunderfox , September 9, 2011 10:34 AM
    This will be good news, if the OEM's will actually use them...
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    bustapr , September 9, 2011 11:26 AM
    this is going to be the longest week of the year til bulldozer (tentatively) arrives. I dont like this, I think AMD shouldve waited to make their APUs more mainstream when they had a more permanent socket.
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    figgus , September 9, 2011 12:53 PM
    What is the TDP envelope on these? They might be naturals for cheapo HT boxes...
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    figgus , September 9, 2011 12:54 PM
    figgusWhat is the TDP envelope on these? They might be naturals for cheapo HT boxes...

    65w... Figures it was right in front of me.
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    nordlead , September 9, 2011 12:56 PM
    you guys obviously don't recognize the benefits this is for a HTPC builder. It does 3D Blu-ray (if you want that) and has more than enough processing power if you want your HTPC to also serve as a file server. I probably would have gotten this over my Athlon II X2 Regor 240 which I paid $57 at the time.
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    southernshark , September 9, 2011 12:56 PM
    I'm guessing some of their customers probably asked for these, like the people who make those mini-box computers for TVs.
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    tmk221 , September 9, 2011 1:06 PM
    ThunderfoxThis will be good news, if the OEM's will actually use them...


    They sold 15M of APU so far. I guess OEM's use them..
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    spookyman , September 9, 2011 1:19 PM
    I can see this being implemented in a corporate workstation environment.
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    kancaras , September 9, 2011 1:23 PM
    any benchmarks yet ?
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    Anonymous , September 9, 2011 1:24 PM
    Hey Tom, aren't you suppose to do reviews on such things?
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    gto127 , September 9, 2011 1:38 PM
    This would make an awesome Media server with such low power consumption. ATI has awesome bencharks in the blu ray quality tests.
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    Anonymous , September 9, 2011 2:15 PM
    at last, the A8 and A6 were way too expensive, these on the other hand are the perfect balance, time to rock a HTP NAS box build me think
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    Anonymous , September 9, 2011 2:26 PM
    @srgess

    ........ you have a problem telling the difference between a Camry and a Yaris? let me key you in here, E350 is a 18w TDP chip, you ever tried running WoW on an atom? cause thats what the E series chips were aimed at

    do all intel fans instantly associate APU with the lowest denominator? these are A series Llano chips (645w and 100w TDP) they are a complete different class form your E series chips
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    lazymangaka , September 9, 2011 2:30 PM
    srgessim an intel fan but i have to admit those apu cpu are only good for media server for their low power consumation but surfing to web and responsibility on windows 7 is kinda slow, i mean my ipad is faster and for gaming! my e350 cant even run wow at low resolution why they promote directx11 with what 2 fps with a decent game.


    I can't speak specifically for the desktop version of the A4-3300, but my recently purchased HP laptop with the A4-3300m has more serious gaming chops than I ever dreamed it would have.
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    geekapproved , September 9, 2011 2:30 PM
    Reading this comment section reminds me just how stupid people are.
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    infernuscy , September 9, 2011 2:33 PM
    is it possible to create a small cheap server for minecraft with this ?
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    nordlead , September 9, 2011 2:42 PM
    Quote:
    im an intel fan but i have to admit those apu cpu are only good for media server for their low power consumation but surfing to web and responsibility on windows 7 is kinda slow, i mean my ipad is faster and for gaming! my e350 cant even run wow at low resolution why they promote directx11 with what 2 fps with a decent game.


    2.5GHz is a pretty big step up from 1.6GHz, and since I run a 2.8GHz Athlon II in my HTPC I can say that Windows 7 and web surfing are plenty fast. Also, the A4 meets the minimum requirements for WoW. It won't run at 1080p & high settings, but should be more than capable for people who don't care.

    EDIT: This is assuming that the E, A, and Athlon series chips have a similar efficiency per Hz. I'd be willing to bet that the A series chips are more efficient.
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