AMD just announced availability of its first triple-core Llano APU: the A6-3500. The 3500 features three cores running at 2.1GHz. AMD's Turbo Core is supported so you can see clocks of up to 2.4GHz depending on the workload. The rest of the specs are otherwise identical to the A6-3600. You get 320 Radeon cores running at 443MHz and a 65W TDP.

Chips should be available today at a suggested retail price of $95 ($89 in 1000 unit quantities).

Further Reading: The AMD Llano Notebook Review, AMD A8-3850 Review: Llano on the Desktop

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  • kenyee - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - link

    The 65W TDP would be nice for HTPC usage and even 3D Bluray doesn't really push the A8-3850 to its limits.

    What happened to the A8-3800???
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  • silverblue - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    The turbo versions do seem to be lagging behind, don't they?

    For HTPC usage, they're not a bad idea. In the following link, the 3800 (with turbo) uses less power playing 1080p video than an i3-2100:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-a...

    Llano does make more sense as a mobile solution (the aggressive turbo would be helpful) but there's no reason why you couldn't set up one in an HTPC.
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  • jabber - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    After all they will just be used for pushing The Sims for the kids on mum and dads laptop/PC.

    Whats not to like?
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  • zondas30 - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    I.m better off by buying i3 2100 and add'ing my old ati hd3870 to system then getin'g one of those amd cpu's, it would be alot cheaper... Reply
  • zondas30 - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - link

    besides, all i need is cpu and not some kind of a freekazoid apu that cant eaven handle basick gaming... Reply

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