by Anton Shilov
07/14/2011 | 09:50 AM
Even though Advanced Micro Devices' code-named Llano A-series accelerated processing units were supposed to contain two or four x86 cores only, AMD is now working on a version of Llano chips with three x86 processing engines. The new AMD A6-3500 chips will help AMD to expand its APU offer as well as get rid of chips with one faulty x86 core.
The first triple-core AMD A6-3500 accelerated processing unit will sport 2.1GHz (2.40GHz Turbo Core) clock-speed, 3MB L2 cache, Radeon HD 6530D graphics core with 320 stream processors clocked at 443MHz and will feature dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, according to a report from Zol.com.cn, which contains a picture of the chip as well as screenshots from CPU-Z app that contains specifications.
The new triple-core APUs will be essentially cut-down versions of quad-core chips and therefore will be drop-in compatible with FM1 platforms as well as will be made using 32nm silicon-on-insulator process technology.
The addition of triple-core accelerated processing units into the A-series lineup will hardly make a substantial addition to AMD's revenue or will tangibly boost popularity of the family. Still, such chips will let AMD to expand the amount of offering sand the number of price-points as well as will allow it to get rid of chips that contain a faulty x86 core.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.