AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K are available for pre-order

This should be interesting. We might see a lot higher Llano overclocks! Too bad they went with the K-naming scheme, though ... why not keep the Black Edition?

This year AMD released a handful of A- and E-Series "Llano" 32nm processors with integrated graphics unit. According to X-bit labs, a few additional Llano models will be launched in January 2012, including A4-3420, A6-3620 and A8-3820, which are slightly faster versions of A4-3400, A6-3600 and A8-3800. There will be also two products with unlocked clock multiplier, A6-3670K and A8-3870K. Last two CPUs are now available for pre-order in US:

AMD A6- and A8-Series processors have 4 CPU cores with 4 MB L2 cache, incorporate Virtualization technology, and provide support for SIMD instructions up to SSE3. Two upcoming products, A6-3670K and A8-3870K, differ by operating frequency, and by the type of on-chip GPU. A6-Series CPU operates at 2.7 GHz, and integrates Radeon HD 6530D GPU with 320 shader units, clocked at 443 MHz. A8-Series 3870K runs at 3 GHz, and its on-chip Radeon HD 6550D graphics unit is clocked at 600 MHz, and has 400 shaders. Both parts have unlocked clock multiplier, and 100 Watt TDP. Pre-order prices of 3670K and 3870K microprocessors in Bottom Line Telecommunications online store are $121.50 and $143.77, which seems to be identical to current prices of A6-3650 and A8-3850 chips in the same store. This suggests that soon to be released unlocked CPUs may be introduced at the same price level as current A6-3650 and A8-3850. Hopefully, the prices of older 3650 and 3850 models will be dropped once unlocked processors are released.


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