The AMD A8-3850 was a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in June 2011. It is part of the A8 lineup, using the Llano architecture with Socket FM1. A8-3850 has 1MB of L2 cache and operates at 2.9 GHz. AMD is making the A8-3850 on a 32 nm production node using 1,178 million transistors. The silicon die of the chip is not fabricated at AMD, but at the foundry of GlobalFoundries. The multiplier is locked on A8-3850, which limits its overclocking potential. With a TDP of 100 W, the A8-3850 consumes a good deal of power, so decent cooling is needed. AMD's processor supports DDR3 memory with a dual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 1866 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. This processor features the Radeon HD 6550D integrated graphics solution. Hardware virtualization is available on the A8-3850, which greatly improves virtual machine performance.