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.