Wednesday, March 14th 2012

AMD Preparing A4-3420 Socket FM1 APU

AMD is close to launching a new value accelerated processing unit (APU) in the FM1 package, the A4-3420. This model has been available in OEM/tray package to system manufacturers since January, but now AMD is releasing it to the retail channel, in the PIB (processor in a box) package. This chip has two x86-64 cores clocked at 2.80 GHz, and Radeon HD 6410D graphics with 160 stream processors, with its engine clocked at 600 MHz. The L2 cache size is 512 KB per core. It packs an integrated memory controller supporting dual-channel DDR3-1600 MHz memory, and a PCI-Express 2.0 root hub for discrete graphics. Its rated TDP is 65W. Expect a US $65 price.

Source: DonanimHaber
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12 Comments on AMD Preparing A4-3420 Socket FM1 APU

#1
jpierce55
That would be great for somebody getting a budget pc.
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#2
theo2021
this will not be a trinity apu?
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Zubasa
by: theo2021
this will not be a trinity apu?
Trinity will be the A10 series.
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micropage7
looks nice offer from AMD with $65 you have processor and gpu in 1 package
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pjladyfox
Does anyone happen to know how well these APU's work with hi10p .H264 video? I've been looking for a GPU/CPU combo that I can use in a mini-ITX media center I'm hoping to build sometime soon and it looks like the AMD E-350/E-450 is not up to the task so I'm trying to find the best solution for the lowest price be it a mini-ITX, netbook/nettop, or laptop form-factor.
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#6
JKnows
It would be better to prepare A8-3550MX for laptops!
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#8
jpierce55
I am just thinking about people like my parents. $150 could get them a cheap mobo/processor/ram, and they could probably get $50 out of what they have. $100 for a good upgrade that uses low power and won't require a new psu. My father likes to play some games, but doesn't need a big gpu. This would be good enough. Right now they have an old Nvidia onboard gpu that sucks!
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sparkyar
by: pjladyfox
Does anyone happen to know how well these APU's work with hi10p .H264 video? I've been looking for a GPU/CPU combo that I can use in a mini-ITX media center I'm hoping to build sometime soon and it looks like the AMD E-350/E-450 is not up to the task so I'm trying to find the best solution for the lowest price be it a mini-ITX, netbook/nettop, or laptop form-factor.
yes, HD video decoding works nice in this processors, and Celeron G530/Pentium G620 are good alternatives too.
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Batou1986
by: pjladyfox
Does anyone happen to know how well these APU's work with hi10p .H264 video? I've been looking for a GPU/CPU combo that I can use in a mini-ITX media center I'm hoping to build sometime soon and it looks like the AMD E-350/E-450 is not up to the task so I'm trying to find the best solution for the lowest price be it a mini-ITX, netbook/nettop, or laptop form-factor.
I have a AMD e-350 zbox its not that there not up to the task its that the media/media player needs to have working DXVA support, the gpu portion can cut it but the cpu doesn't do HD decoding very well.
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faramir
by: Zubasa
Trinity will be the A10 series.
Trinity will be everything from A4 to A10; this one however is obviously an attempt to sell off accumulated defective Llano dies that can still perform at least to bottom rung specs, with significant portion of their (defective) functional units disabled.

With ~4 months that (allegedly ...) separate us from Trinity's arrival, and with it socket FM2, I hardly see any reason for anybody to purchase this production reject - there will be no upgrade path to AMD's future APU chips, only to other FM1 parts which have been released already. and its performance should be roughly on par with the crappiest Sandy Bridge offerings (= Celeron series) which still have Ivy Bridge ahead of them.
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jpierce55
by: faramir
Trinity will be everything from A4 to A10; this one however is obviously an attempt to sell off accumulated defective Llano dies that can still perform at least to bottom rung specs, with significant portion of their (defective) functional units disabled.

With ~4 months that (allegedly ...) separate us from Trinity's arrival, and with it socket FM2, I hardly see any reason for anybody to purchase this production reject - there will be no upgrade path to AMD's future APU chips, only to other FM1 parts which have been released already. and its performance should be roughly on par with the crappiest Sandy Bridge offerings (= Celeron series) which still have Ivy Bridge ahead of them.
It is not for enthusiasts, and non-enthusiasts don't upgrade often. It is great for an ultra budget build.
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