AMD Readies New Low Cost Llano APU

A few of you might already be familiar with AMD's A4-3420 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), a part that OEMs have had access to for several months now. According to reports, AMD plans to make the chip available to retail sometime in the second quarter, giving budget buyers another compelling low cost Llano chip to choose from.

In case you need a refresher, or if this is the first you've heard of it, the A4-3420 is a socket FM1 processor like every other 32nm Fusion APU. It's a dual-core part clocked at 2.8GHz, has 1MB of cache (512KB per core), and is equipped with Radeon HD 6410 graphics clocked at 600MHz with 160 stream processors.

Other features include an integrated memory controller supporting dual-channel DDR3-1600MHz memory, PCI Express 2.0 root hub, and a power friendly 65W TDP. Look for this one to release around May or June for roughly $65.