Wednesday, April 9th 2014

AMD Introduces New Socketed AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APU Products

AMD today announced global availability of its new AM1 platform featuring quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APU codenamed "Kabini" into the component channel for system builders. The AM1 platform, branded with the AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APU brands, will deliver award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and "Jaguar" CPU cores on motherboards from the leading manufacturers. AMD Athlon 5150/5350 and AMD Sempron 2650/3850 APUs provide consumers a balanced computing experience on a socketed upgradable platform.

"AMD consistently builds on its industry leading technology by continuing to offer a diversified product stack which is proven today with the availability of the AM1 platform with 'socketed' AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APUs designed for the mainstream market," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. "With quad-core performance and AMD Radeon graphics the AM1 platform is an affordable solution that provides great flexibility due to an infrastructure built to deliver a multitude of options to our end users and system builders."

AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APUs deliver a quad-core solution to consumers that includes two SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, PCIe 2.0 lanes for graphic card upgrades, and a trio of video outputs (DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA) starting at under $40 USD. The AMD AM1 platform provides up to 3x more compute performance than its competitors, as well as balanced computing with DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1 support to mainstream markets.

"The new 'socketed' Sempron and Athlon products from AMD provide our customers outstanding value and performance at low power that was previously unavailable for buyers in emerging markets looking to build systems at home," said Patrick Choy, Director of CPU Product Management, Newegg. "We're thrilled to see the large number of motherboard manufacturers supporting the platform using the FS1b socket and the flexibility it provides with microATX and MiniITX motherboards for sleek and power-efficient small form factor PCs."

The new AMD AM1 platform will be available from the following e-tail and retails outlets in North America:
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31 Comments on AMD Introduces New Socketed AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APU Products

#1
Taz100420
Seems decent for the budgeted minded consumers! Maybe good for sale for the shop too!
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#2
Fourstaff
I am starting to lose track of AMD's sockets :S

Anyone can give me a refresher?
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#3
Jorge
The reviews are all good as these SOCs provide a lot of performance for a ridiculously low price of $100 or less for the mobo and CPU. These should sell like hot cakes for entry level systems.
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#4
mroofie
Reads about new Amd apu's
*le stops reading*
*Goes back to techpowerup.com*

Lol at pcie 2.0 support
really amd ?
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#5
Farmer Boe
by: mroofie
Reads about new Amd apu's
*le stops reading*
*Goes back to techpowerup.com*

Lol at pcie 2.0 support
really amd ?
You think people are going to be buying these for gaming? PCI-E 2.0 is perfectly fine.
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#6
Yorgos
by: mroofie
Reads about new Amd apu's
*le stops reading*
*Goes back to techpowerup.com*

Lol at pcie 2.0 support
really amd ?
for the 100% of the consumer market is just a number,
even if they put pcie 2.0 and market it as 3.0 noone will understand it, it is not like usb 2.0 and usb 3.0 bandwidth.
anyhow, institutes and research centers that have needs like networking done via fpgas on pcie cards, they can limit pcie.
on the other hand, how are you planning to limit pcie 2.0 on an 80$ system?
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#7
Static~Charge
by: mroofie
Lol at pcie 2.0 support
really amd ?
These are low-end processors. Why spend the extra money on the high-end PCI Express bus for a low-end machine?
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#8
eidairaman1
by: Fourstaff
I am starting to lose track of AMD's sockets :S

Anyone can give me a refresher?
AM3+(FX, Phenom II)
FM2+(Trinity, Richland, Kaveri)
AM1(Kabini)
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#9
Jizzler
Not bad, there are an abundance of 5350 reviews, presumably what AMD gave out to everyone. Though at the $100-ish mark, I'd probably just keep going to a mildly more expensive FM2 solution and gain the features.

What I really want to see is the 2650 put up against all those J1800 that keep popping up in the news.
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#10
eidairaman1
by: Static~Charge
These are low-end processors. Why spend the extra money on the high-end PCI Express bus for a low-end machine?
People said the same thing about lower end motherboards having a pci bus or even agp at the time. Its called expansionability, what if your igp takes a dive(coughintel)
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#12
Ralfies
I will buy a 5350 if I can overclock the GPU and memory. It would make a sweet little HTPC/light gaming rig hooked up to the 720p tv in my bedroom.
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#13
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: eidairaman1
People said the same thing about lower end motherboards having a pci bus or even agp at the time. Its called expansionability, what if your igp takes a dive(coughintel)
What GPU would you ever pair with one of these that would actually need PCI-E 3.0? Even if you are putting in a dedicated GPU, you're an idiot if you are putting in something that actually needs PCI-E 3.0.
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#14
brian111
I believe the PCI express runs at 4X, so I don't think you are going to put in anything fast anyway.
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#15
suraswami
I would just use that 4X slot for a decent RAID card. I was hoping the onboard SATA ports support RAID.
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#16
dwade
MEH I rather get an i3, or the upcoming unlocked Pentium.
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#17
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: dwade
MEH I rather get an i3, or the upcoming unlocked Pentium.
I would rather have Intel's 8-core atom that has a 20-watt TDP and run at 2.4Ghz, 2.6Ghz boost and supports up to 64GB of DDR3. The only catch is the price. You can't complain with those prices for a socketed SoC.

I only like this if the PCI-E lanes can be used while the iGPU is being used. For example, I need a lower power gateway and I already have a 2 port ethernet PCI-E card that my current gateway is using now.
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#18
nem
by: Fourstaff
I am starting to lose track of AMD's sockets :S

Anyone can give me a refresher?
pls and with Intel dont you lose the count ^^
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#19
Marty 1480
by: Fourstaff
I am starting to lose track of AMD's sockets :S

Anyone can give me a refresher?
There are only two. Am1 and FM2+. AM3 is all but dead. So it is simple
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#20
eidairaman1
by: nem
pls and with Intel dont you lose the count ^^
Intel Changes sockets like soiled diapers, cant build a platform from them with any upgrade potential for the CPU even, Also with DDR4 on the horizon they'd have to change CPU pins and Sockets yet again- thus requiring new motherboard...smh


by: Marty 1480
There are only two. Am1 and FM2+. AM3 is all but dead. So it is simple
I already answered that question, Btw Its 3 Sockets (AM3+= Enthusiast, FM2+= Mainstream/Mobile, AM1= Budget/Ultra Mobile)
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#21
Marty 1480
by: eidairaman1
Intel Changes sockets like soiled diapers, cant build a platform from them with any upgrade potential for the CPU even, Also with DDR4 on the horizon they'd have to change CPU pins and Sockets yet again- thus requiring new motherboard...smh




I already answered that question, Btw Its 3 Sockets (FM3+= Enthusiast, FM2+= Mainstream/Mobile, AM1= Budget/Ultra Mobile)
FM3+ does not exist yet. So it is not relevant.
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#22
nem
by: Marty 1480
FM3+ does not exist yet. So it is not relevant.
FM3 will be the future plataform of AMD with support DDR4 and of course retrocompatible like AMD does always
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eidairaman1
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