AMD launches low-cost Athlon and Sempron desktop APUs in India

By Mir Ubaid | Published on Apr 16 2014
AMD launches low-cost Athlon and Sempron desktop APUs in India
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The new AM1 platform 'Kabini' APUs are full SoCs which merge both the CPU and GPU including I/O controller hub functions into a single chip to keep the power usage and costs down.

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AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has launched its latest low-price Athlon 'Kabini' APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) in India today. The new processor is designed to take over the previous Richland and Trinity APUs which were AMD's first attempts to bring a Steamroller core and GCN (Graphics Core Next) graphics onto a single chip.

The new APU series from AMD consists of Athlon 5350 and 5150, and Sempron 3850 and 2650 chipsets. Of these four, Sempron 2650 is the lone dual-core CPU while the rest are quad-core SoCs. These chipsets are part of AMD's new AM1 computing platform which requires an AM1 motherboard.

APU Model

TDP

No. of CPU cores

CPU Frequency

No. of GPU Cores

GPU Frequency

Memory Frequency

Cache

Price

AMD Athlon™ 5350

25W

4

2.05 GHz

128

600 MHz

1600 MHz

2 MB

Rs. 3,999 

AMD Athlon™ 5150

25W

4

1.6 GHz

128

600 MHz

1600 MHz

2 MB

Rs. 3,299

AMD Sempron™ 3850

25W

4

1.3 GHz

128

450 MHz

1600 MHz

2 MB

Rs. 2,649

AMD Sempron™ 2650

25W

2

1.45 GHz

128

400 MHz

1333 MHz

1 MB

Rs. 2,299 

The new AM1 platform is said to deliver up to 3 times more computing performance as compared to similar priced desktop boards. The new boards will also support two SATA 6Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA video output, and PCIe 2.0 for discrete graphic card integration.

The AM1 series also supports DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1. The new SoCs feature AMD's patented "Jaguar" cores for processing with 128 GCN Radeon cores for graphics.

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