AMD Extends Graphics and Compute Leadership with 2013 Elite A-Series Desktop APUs

AMD completes 2013 lineup with desktop APUs that deliver stunning graphics, accelerated performance and better entertainment
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 – TAIPEI, TAIWAN 6/5/2013

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktops, codenamed “Richland”, which delivers a superior PC solution with increased computational performance, discrete-level graphics and an easy upgrade infrastructure. At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013, AMD showcased the complete breadth of its 2013 APU portfolio with the launch of the new Elite A-Series APU for desktops which power a diverse range of OEM systems and feature new generations of software and applications that harness the unrivaled compute power of the 2013 AMD APU product lineup: the fastest AMD APUs ever.

“The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for desktop PC builders and mainstream gamers wanting outstanding performance for their money, and today AMD delivers an excellent new follow-on to the recently announced mobile lineup,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Products Division at AMD. “The combination of high-performance, third-generation desktop APUs with our existing portfolio of low-power, mobile APUs gives us our strongest-ever lineup of products for our customers and our technology partners.”

2013 Elite A-Series APUs Break the Mold to Enable Innovative PC Solutions

Since its introduction in 2011, the APU quickly became the fastest growing category of processors for AMD, powering everything from the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 to new generations of notebooks, tablets, desktop PCs, low-power servers and embedded devices. AMD extends its leadership in the category with the introduction of its new 2013 Elite A-Series APUs for desktop PCs. This APU provides higher performance and innovative new features to benefit users. The new AMD A-Series APUs combine AMD “Piledriver” CPU architecture with AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series graphics on the FM2 motherboard infrastructure. The ability to support existing A85X, A75 and A55 platforms as well as forward compatibility with FM2+ motherboards provides users the ability to buy now with the flexibility to upgrade as new platforms come to market. In addition, these APUs feature maximum clock speeds over 4 GHz for next generation compute workloads.

Utilizing the latest AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics, the Elite A-Series combines the CPU and up to 384 Radeon parallel processing cores to offer up to 15 percent increased graphics performance over its predecessor1, the AMD Second Generation APU (formerly codenamed Trinity,) and winner of the 2012 Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI award. The Elite A-Series APU for desktops supports new AMD Radeon™ Memory Gamer Series at 2133 MHz. When paired with an A-Series APU, the DDR3-2133 MHz Radeon Memory Gamer Series will give up to a 13 percent performance increase over DDR3-1866 MHz memory2.

AMD Elite A-Series Desktop APUs 

APU Model 

AMD Radeon™ Graphics Brand 

TDP 

AMD Radeon™ Cores 

GPU Clock Speed 

CPU Cores 

CPU Clock (Max Turbo / Base) 

Total L2 Cache 

Max DDR3 

Suggested Retail Pricing at time of launch 

A10-6800K 

HD 8670D 

100W 

384 

844 MHz  

4.4/4.1 GHz 

4MB 

2133 

$142 

A10-6700 

HD 8670D 

65W 

384 

844 MHz 

4.3/3.7 GHz 

4MB 

1866 

$142 

A8-6600K 

HD 8570D 

100W 

256 

844 MHz 

4.2/3.9 GHz 

4MB 

1866 

$112 

A8-6500 

HD 8570D 

65W 

256 

800 MHz 

4.1/3.5 GHz 

4MB 

1866 

$112 

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