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Low-power AMD APUs Begin Selling

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AMD's two low-cost socket FM2 APUs based on the 32 nm "Richland" silicon, the A8-6500T, and A10-6700T, began selling in the US. The two are priced at $108.59 and $155.91 a piece, respectively. Their biggest feature is the 45W TDP, compared to 65W on regular SKUs, and 100W on the factory-unlocked ones. Both are quad-core parts. The A8-6500T features CPU clock speeds of 2.10 GHz, with 3.10 GHz TurboCore speeds, Radeon HD 8550D integrated graphics with 256 stream processors, and 4 MB of L2 cache; whereas the A10-6700T features 2.50 GHz CPU clocks, with 3.50 GHz TurboCore speeds, Radeon HD 8650D integrated graphics with 384 stream processors, and 4 MB of L2 cache.

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nice start AMD, i love low wattage and powerful processor
 
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45W should enough for them to be passive-cooled with a medium-sized heatsink.
 
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Hmm, I wonder how well unRaid works with this.
 
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I have an unRAID server with 6 HDDs running on a C60 (1GHz Bobcat dual core) w/4GB of RAM and it does fine.
 

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AMD has a whole lotta goodness on the way. ;)
Not really, priced higher, clocked lower. I dont see who will use a lower clocked quad core with integrated GPU that was originally designed for light gaming and/or heavy multimedia loads. You either buy a low power processor for HTPC, or you buy a 5/6800K, not this.
 
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Not really, priced higher, clocked lower. I dont see who will use a lower clocked quad core with integrated GPU that was originally designed for light gaming and/or heavy multimedia loads. You either buy a low power processor for HTPC, or you buy a 5/6800K, not this.
... :confused: and your point... is!?
 
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too bad they didn't have these babies ready to buy a month ago when I built my htpc...