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AMD to Release Two New Llano APUs: A8-3870K, A6-3670K

Say hello to the unlocked A8-3870K and A6-3670K.

CPU World reports that the new APUs are now available for pre-order and are positioned above the existing 3850 and 3650 models, respectively. Both APUs are 100 watt parts and clock in at 3.0 GHz and 2.7 GHz, compared to 2.9 GHz and 2.6 GHz for the 3850 and 3650. CPU World shows a pricelist in which the new 3870K is priced at $143.77, which is the same as the cost for the 3850. The 3670K is priced at $121.50, the same as the 3650.

It is reasonable to expect the prices for the 3650 and 3850 to drop slightly once the new APUs are released.

  • RazorBurn
    Any info about their GPU parts? Most people who buys LLano are more interested in their GPU capability..
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  • joytech22
    Am I the only person posting who instantly thought "Lawsuit" when they read the model numbers?
    I mean.. Intel has similar numbering schemes with their newer CPU's.

    Anyway..
    I know this might seem biased towards AMD but it's just my thoughts so I expect thumbs down lol

    I'm honestly surprised OEM's don't strongly consider using these chips in their desktops.
    I mean sure there are desktops and laptops out there with them but wherever I go and look around the $500-$1000 PC's have SB Pentiums or i3's or even i5's but mostly with the horrendous Intel IGP's.

    I think it would be a MUCH better deal for the customer if they stuck these Llano CPU's into those systems, less things nowdays are limited by CPU power, and these Llano CPU's perform almost identically to their Phenom II brothers and think about it that kind of CPU power is already enough for most consumers.

    The GPU on those Llano CPU's also trounces anything Intel has and everybody knows it including OEM's.
    They are the perfect all-in-one CPU..

    I know if I was to start my own OEM brand I would use them and leave the more expensive space to Intel and a dedicated GPU, or a Llano matched with a dedicated GPU for Crossfire.


    My two cents. :\
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  • theuniquegamer
    I just get a news that amd has cut about 800 million transisters from the new bulldozer production in future. That is the bulldozer will be of 1.2 billion transister instead of 2.0. But the architecture will remain the same i.e 8 core/4 module. Why amd is doing such bad things i don't know.Amd is trying to make more profit from it like the llano.
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  • RazorBurn
    joytech22I'm honestly surprised OEM's don't strongly consider using these chips in their desktops.I mean sure there are desktops and laptops out there with them but wherever I go and look around the $500-$1000 PC's have SB Pentiums or i3's or even i5's but mostly with the horrendous Intel IGP's. I think it would be a MUCH better deal for the customer if they stuck these Llano CPU's into those systems, less things nowdays are limited by CPU power, and these Llano CPU's perform almost identically to their Phenom II brothers and think about it that kind of CPU power is already enough for most consumers.T
    For $500 to $1000 i can have an i5 or i7 with descrete GPU that will run around Llano in any benchmarks.. Llano will only be sellable below $300 PC's.. More than $300? Its not practical to use Llano anymore..
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  • blibba
    Just got onto online chat with a Dell sales assistant, who recommended me their Intel IGP based systems for "mid-range gaming", their 785G based systems for "low-end gaming" and their XPS systems (discrete cards + SB) for "high-end gaming".
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  • joytech22
    RazorBurnFor $500 to $1000 i can have an i5 or i7 with descrete GPU that will run around Llano in any benchmarks.. Llano will only be sellable below $300 PC's.. More than $300? Its not practical to use Llano anymore..
    Yeah but you forget, that's if you build the system. Most systems don't include a discrete GPU for those prices, maybe after $700 you start to see dedicated graphics in systems with decent CPU's but not really below that.

    Remember.. With Llano you can just dump another GPU in and crossfire with the graphics on the CPU for an extra $50.
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  • phatboe
    joytech22Am I the only person posting who instantly thought "Lawsuit" when they read the model numbers?I mean.. Intel has similar numbering schemes with their newer CPU's. You can't trademark numbers so AMD is safe.


    joytech22I'm honestly surprised OEM's don't strongly consider using these chips in their desktops.I mean sure there are desktops and laptops out there with them but wherever I go and look around the $500-$1000 PC's have SB Pentiums or i3's or even i5's but mostly with the horrendous Intel IGP's.I think it would be a MUCH better deal for the customer if they stuck these Llano CPU's into those systems, less things nowdays are limited by CPU power, and these Llano CPU's perform almost identically to their Phenom II brothers and think about it that kind of CPU power is already enough for most consumers.The GPU on those Llano CPU's also trounces anything Intel has and everybody knows it including OEM's.They are the perfect all-in-one CPU..I know if I was to start my own OEM brand I would use them and leave the more expensive space to Intel and a dedicated GPU, or a Llano matched with a dedicated GPU for Crossfire.My two cents. :\The problem with AMD is supply. Globalfoundries has production problems and can not keep up with demand. It's not that OEM's don't like AMD chips, it just that AMD is having a hard time supplying chips to OEMs so they tend to stick with Intel because Intel does not suffer from production problems at this time.
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  • de5_Roy
    finally, new llanos. with the amd forcing the old 45 nm cpus to eol (T_T), llano productions should go up. i'd love to see those become more widely available. these apus are great for cheap pcs. especially the a8 3870k finally getting to the 3 ghz mark.
    llano's model numbers are too similar to intel's sbe (and ivb) model numbers. the overclockable cpus even have the k-suffix just like intel's. and yet amd said that they are not focussing on rivalry anymore. :P
    most people don't need a discreet gfx card for everyday tasks. llanos provide all that capability and a very capable igpu in the same package.
    @joytech22: glofo hasn't been able to produce llanos fast enough to sustain supply. amd's rumored to have lost an apple deal for llano macbook air for this reason, despite having the most powerful igpu in an apu.
    hopefully glofo gets better with trinity.
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  • eddieroolz
    joytech22Am I the only person posting who instantly thought "Lawsuit" when they read the model numbers?I mean.. Intel has similar numbering schemes with their newer CPU's.
    You aren't the only one. Adding of K isn't something AMD does usually - so it's obviously modelled after what Intel does.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    Still no reason to upgrade.
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