Xbit-labs are continuing to tease us with almost daily AMD roadmaps. On the menu today, an almost full range of specs for the Llano range. This is the other AMD APU model designed for the desktop market. In contrast to the ‘E’ APU launched at the beginning of the year, the Llano APUs are engraved at 32nm by Global Foundaries (the Es were engraved at 40nm by TSMC) and will replace the AMD Athlon II range.
We have coloured green in the Xbit-labs table the five APU models that will be launched in July by AMD. As you can see, the distinction between the A8, A6 and A4 models is down to the GPU model that is integrated. The A8 and A6 have a common graphics core (BeaverCreek) on which the number of shader units and the clock varies. The A4s have a distinct graphics core (WinterPark) with just 160 units, which makes us think that AMD may have a different second die for dual core APUs.
The only unknown left is with respect to the x86 core clocks. AMD hasn’t left itself much room for manoeuvre in its naming structure, with the A8-350P and the A8-3550 at launch at TDPs of 100 and 65 watts respectively.