More details emerge on AMD's next generation of APUs codenamed 'Richland', which will be released during Q2 2013.
Just like the current Trinity APUs, the Richland APU's will drop right into the existing FM2 socket. A total of six models will be released, amongst which four are quadcore and two are dualcore. The x86 cores of the APUs will be built from either one or two 'Enhanced Piledriver' modules, which will be fabricated using a 32nm production process.
Two of the quadcores will have a TDP of 100W, while the rest of the APUs will have a TDP of 65W. The two quadcores with a 65W TDP will have a downclocked GPU to reduce power consumption. The quadcore chips will come packed with either a Radeon HD 8670D GPU or an HD 8570D GPU, whilst the dualcores will sport an HD 8470D or an HD 8370D GPU.
The A85X chipset that is found on current socket FM2 motherboards supports four USB 3.0 ports, 14 USB 2.0 ports, six SATA3 ports, and of course DDR3 memory.
No information is available yet regarding an exact release date or pricing.
|A10-6800K||4||Radeon HD 8670D||100W|
|A8-6600K||4||Radeon HD 8570D||100W|
|A10-6700||4||Radeon HD 8670D||65W|
|A8-6500||4||Radeon HD 8570D||65W|
|A6-6400K||2||Radeon HD 8470D||65W|
|A4-6300||2||Radeon HD 8370D||65W|