AMD Introduces New A-Series APUs For Notebooks and Desktops


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AMD has been driving hard at impressing the overclocking community this year, even breaking a few records in the process. It looks like the company isn’t ready to call 2011 a year yet, as they are releasing new versions of their A-Series APUs.

The new APUs have increased frequency to improve performance, and offer AMD Dual Graphics when used with compatible AMD graphics cards, with as much as a 144% visual performance boost. AMD is also touting its AMD Steady Video technology, which straightens out shaky, unstable video. No word on whether or not that will put a downer on your next viewing of the Blair Witch Project. Certain APUs will also include a Steady Video plug-in for Internet Explorer 9.

AMD will also be shipping out some unlocked APUs – the A8-3870K and A6-3670K – for desktops. When overclocked, those APUs can add up to 500 MHz on the CPU and 200 MHz on the GPU.

Those new AMD APUs are available now from a whole host of online retailers. The A8-3870K is selling for $135, while the A6-3670K is selling for $115.