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AMD Preps Fusion-based Quad-core A8-3530MX

Turkish site Donanimhaber has been the source of multiple other leaks, and now the site has another one about an upcoming AMD Fusion APU.

A Fusion chip bound for notebooks is coded A8-3530MX, which is supposedly built on the Sabine platform and will pack 4MB of L2 cache. The fastest variant will run at 1.9 GHz but can TurboCore up to 2.6 GHz. Memory support will be in place for 1333MHz and 1600 MHz dual-channel DDR3.

The attraction to Fusion is its integrated graphics, which is said to be a DirectX 11-capable Radeon HD 6620G running at 444 MHz. It will have 400 shaders, 128-bit memory bus and even support Crossfire with compatible external GPUs.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Scoregie
    Hmm hope AMD releases bulldozer soon... sigh
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  • chichad
    AMD has only been teasing with bist and pieces of info. Why can't they just build something on time for once. I think they will be out with bulldozer and Intel would have moved to Ivy bridge (or beyond). Once again AMDs dream of crushing Intel's performance advantage would be crushed by its own bulldozer.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    hmm compared to my stupid i5 laptop that does sound interesting. But as usual it's a matter of time. Tomorrow: great, xmas: not so much.
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  • Martin9630
    i agree with you chichad, if AMD speed up their releases they might get back in the game
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  • dosdecarnitas
    4Mb Cache L2... Nice!!!! i hope desktopr versions have more goodies
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  • therandomuser
    Well if it means that the integrated processor will be utilized better now, I salute AMD for their perseverance and drive to keep in the fight.
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  • vaughn2k
    And Intel comes with a bigbridge that even bulldozer cannot bulldoze...
    TOO Slow!
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  • kartu
    Fusion is a great product, it doesn't have to be top CPU performer.

    And not that absolute majority of users would use CPUs that much. Unless I encode video (in which case I don't really care if it finishes at 2am or 6am) my CPU is idling most of the time or waiting for graphic card to spit out textures.

    And not that paying hundreds of bucks for motherboard (hidden CPU price increase) should be a norm.

    vaughn2kAnd Intel comes with a bigbridge that even bulldozer cannot bulldoze...At price of 3 buldozers, eh? With 350$ motherboards that turn into "too old" in 3-6 month?
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  • cookoy
    amd is following intel's tick-tock strategy too literally - wait, wait, wait.
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  • neblix
    kartuAt price of 3 buldozers, eh? With 350$ motherboards that turn into "too old" in 3-6 month?Sandy Bridge is only like $25 more than the Thuban, and rightfully so (as it's FASTER, so it's PRICED MORE)

    And a decent Z68 mobo runs you $150, not $350.
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