AMD Llano Quad-Core APUs Hit Stores

The new AMD A-Series APU’s have hit the shelves this week installed on several well-featured laptops. These new APUs (Accellerated Processing Units) are capable of delivering HD content and claim to have up to 10 and a half hours battery life for ‘AllDay Power’. The AMD A6-3400M is a 32nm 35W TDP Quad-core with an integrated HD 6520G graphics processor. The 3400M is clocked at 1.4Ghz and a TurboCore of up to 2.3Ghz, which increases the clock speed of a single core in cases where programs are not utilizing all four cores. The performance should be similar to that of a Phenom II X4 at 1.4Ghz, according to NotebookCheck, when operating all four cores, and similar to Turion II P520 with TurboCore enabled. It is getting around 3600 PCMarks according to the latest Passmark benches.

The AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics processor features 320 pixel pipelines at 400MHz, but no dedicated memory – which means it will utilize shared memory when in use. It is in the league with the GeForce 520M series GPUs, so performance will be in that range. We will be doing some benchmarks later this week to see how it performs with some basic gaming.
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Sample Laptops:
17″ HP DV7-6157CL? – 6GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, Blu-ray, Beats Audio – $699 as of 6/20
15.6″ Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5204? – 4GB DDR3, 640GB HDD – $548 as of 6/20
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​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.