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AMD Shipping Desktop A4-3300, A4-3400 APUs

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.

  • fyasko
    only bulldozer news please.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    fyaskoonly bulldozer news please.agree, don't want more low end crap based on old Athlon tech.
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  • Thunderfox
    This will be good news, if the OEM's will actually use them...
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  • bustapr
    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
    What is the TDP envelope on these? They might be naturals for cheapo HT boxes...
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  • figgus
    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
    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
    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
    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
    I can see this being implemented in a corporate workstation environment.
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