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AMD Introduces A6-3500 Desktop APU

AMD today announced availability of a new member of its A-Series APU desktop processor family: the A6-3500.

The A6-3500 desktop APU combines three x86 CPU cores with 320 Radeon cores. For more graphical punch, users can pair the APU's graphical portion with select Radeon HD 6000 Series graphics cards.

The A6-3500 APU operates at 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost (CPU) and 444 MHz (GPU) with 3MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W. The AMD A6-3500 APU is designed for use with FM1 motherboards.

With a suggested retail price of $95.00 (U.S), the A6-3500 desktop APU is now available for purchase through system builders and online retailers.

Read more about the A-Series of AMD APUs here.

Marcus Yam
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.
  • COLGeek
    Just ordered my first A8 mobo/CPU. Looking forward to playing with the new tech. Very promising platform for mainstream uses.
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  • COLGeek
    Should have typed A6 (brain cramp). Doh!!!
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  • davendork
    A big part of me doesn't want to hear anything else from AMD unless it's, "Hey everybody, here's Bulldozer."
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  • torque79
    Davendork, I think 90% of readers of this site feel exactly the same way. Just shut up and get bulldozer out. Enough delays.
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  • monkeysweat
    i can hardly wait for a cheap 2 core version - HTPC dream!
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  • quicksilver98
    Guys. They are releasing these chips as well. Bulldozer has a hard release date of Sept 18th.
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  • wiyosaya
    quicksilver98Guys. They are releasing these chips as well. Bulldozer has a hard release date of Sept 18th.I sure hope so.
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  • nforce4max
    Interesting how they left the mobile versions with unlocked multipliers while the desktop is locked. Worse higher wattage samples. Low clocks are the losing point of all the recent apu-s. I got a a4 3300m but at least it overclocks to 2.35ghz thus far but performance scaling isn't noticeable until 2.2ghz. The gpu is good though.

    WTB BD
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  • bustapr
    nforce4maxInteresting how they left the mobile versions with unlocked multipliers while the desktop is locked. Worse higher wattage samples. Low clocks are the losing point of all the recent apu-s. I got a a4 3300m but at least it overclocks to 2.35ghz thus far but performance scaling isn't noticeable until 2.2ghz. The gpu is good though.WTB BDmy a4 3300m runs really hot at stock clocks when running games, how hot is yours overclocked?
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  • geekapproved
    See AMD's last priority is bulldozer, apparently it's everyone elses priority. AMD is playing the smart game, releasing products that can actually make them money. Bulldozer won't, that's why it's at the bottom of their "release" list.
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