AMD announced the A6-3500, a new triple-core 2.4GHz APU with 3MB L2 cache that will be sold for $95. The chip seems quite similar to the A6-3600, minus one core and 1MB of L2 cache.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of the AMD A-Series
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A6-3500 desktop processor, extending the
array of APU products and price points for consumers who want PCs with brilliant
HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance, and incredibly fast application
The AMD A6-3500 desktop APU combines three x86 CPU cores with more than
300 Radeon™ cores, enabling powerful DirectX®11-capable discrete-level
graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. When paired with
select AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series graphics cards, AMD A6-3500 desktop
APU customers can achieve up to twice the graphic performance of competitive
In addition to leading-edge graphics and competitive compute power, the AMD
A6-3500 APU delivers:
AMD Turbo Core Technology to optimize performance across both CPU
and GPU cores enabling maximum performance for intense workloads and
incredible energy efficiency during basic, everyday tasks.
AMD Steady Videoii for instant removal of shakes and jitters when rewatching
video, so content looks steady and smooth.
DDR3 1333 support to enhance memory bandwidth for faster performance
and improved video playback.
HDMI 1.4a connections to enable 3D pictures and home video on 3Dcapable
TVs and displays.
AMD VISION Engine Software to provide users with regular updates to
help improve system performance and stability, and can add new software
With a suggested retail price of $95.00 (U.S), the AMD A6-3500 APU operates at
2.1GHz and 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) with 320
Radeon™ Cores, 3MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W. The AMD A6-3500 APU
is designed for use with FM1 motherboards.
AMD has shipped more than 12 million of its popular APUs, making this new
technology one of the fastest ramping processors in company history.
Why: As digital and visual content flourishes, consumers benefit from more responsive
multitasking, vivid graphics, lifelike games, lag-free videos, and ultimate
multimedia performance. With the AMD A6-3500 APU desktop end-users can
enjoy these incredible APU experience at a broader range of price points.
When: The AMD A6-3500 desktop APU is now available for purchase through system
builders and online retailers.
Who: The AMD A6-3500 desktop processor delivers a compelling, affordable desktop
experience for consumers and gamers.