AMD Preparing Energy Efficient Socket FM2 APUs
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
AMD’s current series of FM2 Richland APUs have been well received for the excellent bang for buck they offer yet one thing that does let them down (and also lets down most AMD CPUs) is the rather large TDPs they have of 65-100W depending on the models. That said AMD are responding with a couple of energy efficient models, the A10-6700T and A8-6500T that should help tame power consumption and heat but at the expensive of performance.
Both these SKUs from AMD bring TDPs down to 45W but this does come at the expensive of clock speeds. On the CPU front these are reduced to 2.5GHz and on the GPU front 720MHz. Sadly not much else is known but from the cache amounts of 4MB we can assume that both the A10-6700T and A8-6500T should be quad core parts (as they have the cache for all four cores enabled), especially as they have the A10 and A8 prefixes which typically denote quad core models. We don’t know if these units will have Turbo mode or a reduced GPU core amount, neither do we know the price yet. However, we will be sure to bring you more details as we get them.
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