Fresh from their launch at the recent Computex 2013, the new 2013 AMD Elite A-Series APUs (previously codenamed as Richland) for desktop PCs have recently arrived in Malaysia. If you can recall, these new APUs were the main highlights at the recent AMD Malaysia’s roadshow in Plaza Low Yat last weekend.
Out of five new Richland-based APUs that AMD have launched last month, only three of them are made available here: the dual-core A6-6400K as well as the quad-core A8-6600K and A10-6800K. Nevertheless, all of them are Black Edition models which come with unlocked CPU multiplier and can be easily identified by the letter K at the end of their model number.
As per last year’s Trinity-based desktop APUs, these new Richland-based APUs are made for motherboards with FM2 CPU socket which means that they are compatible with existing A55, A75 and A85X chipsets. Furthermore, they are also compatible with future FM2+ socket.
According to this particular chart, AMD claims that the level of performance for these APUs are pretty competitive to the extent that they are able to overtake quite a number of Intel 3rd generation Core i3 and 4th generation Core i5 processors in 3DMark Fire Strike test. Depending on respective model, these new 2013 AMD Elite A-Series APUs for desktop PCs are priced from around RM 300 to RM 600.
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