After the successful launch of the new APU generation, AMD has finally
presented the cream of the crop of their product gamma - the A-series
(codenamed Llano). Models from the A-series can be expected in portable
PCs, all-in-one PCs, desktop configurations and similar devices which
require a high level of performance, but are consumption-sensitive. The
A-series APU contains three components that we’ve only been able to see
separately thus far: the northbridge chip, the quad-core CPU and
discreet DirectX 11 graphics, and all that at less than half the
consumption of these three components when separated. Of course, packing
all this onto a single piece of silicon was no easy task, making
A-series the one with the largest APU surface of all Fusion platform
products (228 m²) and the maximum consumption of 35 to 45 W...
All in all, AMD has confirmed that this is the right way for the IT
industry to take, and we’re positive that the competitors are well aware
of that too.