Skip to main content

New Details Uncovered on AMD Richland APUs

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.

APU-modelCoresGPUTdp
A10-6800K4Radeon HD 8670D100W
A8-6600K4Radeon HD 8570D100W
A10-67004Radeon HD 8670D65W
A8-65004Radeon HD 8570D65W
A6-6400K2Radeon HD 8470D65W
A4-63002Radeon HD 8370D65W

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.