is known for rolling out CPU after CPU after CPU in relatively quick succession, always keeping a wide range of specifications and price points available to consumers. The company’s strategy with its APUs is no different.
The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400, a pair of budget desktop APU
s, are now available, expanding the A-series lineup from 5 to 7 chips. You can have the A4-3300 or A4-3400 for $70 or $75, respectively.
AMD makes some bold claims about how well its line of APUs perform, but regardless whether they’re the Next Big Thing in desktop computing or just a neat way to build a low-end computer, getting your processing and graphics for 70 bucks is a deal. (You can see our reviews here
Check the specs in the press release below.
AMD Expands its Desktop Line-Up of AMD Fusion APUs
A4 APUs enable an excellent everyday computing experience
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 7, 2011
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors, bringing the entry-level desktop APU price down to just $70 (U.S. suggested retail price) for consumers who want PCs with brilliant HD graphics, advanced performance, and fast application and connectivity speeds.
The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs each combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 RadeonTM cores, enabling powerful DirectX®11-capable discrete- level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. These dual- core APUs enable responsive and energy-efficient performance for everyday PC productivity and multitasking, as well as an amazing gaming experience.
In addition to leading-edge graphics and competitive compute power, the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs support:
• AMD Steady Video for instant removal of shakes and jitters when re- watching video, so content looks steady and smooth.
• AMD Dual Graphics for a visual performance boost when paired with select AMD RadeonTM HD 6000 Series graphics cardsii.
• Integrated USB 3.0 controller for rapid transfer and storage of digital content.
• AMD VISION Engine Software to provide users with regular updates to help improve system performance and stability, and to introduce new software enhancements.
With a suggested retail price of $70.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3300 APU operates at 2.5GHz (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) with 160 RadeonTM Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W. With a suggested retail price of $75.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3400 APU operates at 2.7GHz (CPU) and 600MHz (GPU) with 160 RadeonTM Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.
All AMD A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards. AMD A4 APUs require the AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 driver release or later releases.