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AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs ready to ship, take on Intel for your budget PC dollar


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That's right folks, AMD's A4 APUs are here and ready to take on Intel in a battle for the bottom end of the mainstream desktop market. These dual-core desktop parts pack integrated graphics courtesy of the company's Radeon line. Both also boast a 65W TDP and 1MB of L2 cache. The only difference here is speed and price: the 3300 clocks in at 2.5GHz with a 440MHz GPU for $70, while the 3400 moves on up to 2.7GHz and a 600MHz GPU for only $5 more. They're not exactly speed demons, but should be able to hold their own against similarly priced Pentiums -- especially if you don't plan on buying a discrete graphics card. You can pick one up now at Amazon and other select retailers but, before you go, check out the PR after the break.

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AMD Expands its Desktop Line-Up of AMD Fusion APUs
– A4 APUs enable an excellent everyday computing experience –

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 7, 2011

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors, bringing the entry-level desktop APU price down to just $70 (U.S. suggested retail price) for consumers who want PCs with brilliant HD graphics, advanced performance, and fast application and connectivity speeds.

The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs each combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 Radeon™ cores, enabling powerful DirectX®11-capable discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. These dual-core APUs enable responsive and energy-efficient performance for everyday PC productivity and multitasking, as well as an amazing gaming experience.

In addition to leading-edge graphics and competitive compute power, the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs support:
• AMD Steady Video for instant removal of shakes and jitters when re-watching video, so content looks steady and smoothi.
• AMD Dual Graphics for a visual performance boost when paired with select AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series graphics cardsii.
• Integrated USB 3.0 controller for rapid transfer and storage of digital content.
• AMD VISION Engine Software to provide users with regular updates to help improve system performance and stability, and to introduce new software enhancements.

With a suggested retail price of $70.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3300 APU operates at 2.5GHz (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon™ Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.

With a suggested retail price of $75.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3400 APU operates at 2.7GHz (CPU) and 600MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon™ Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.

All AMD A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards. AMD A4 APUs require the AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 driver release or later releases.

Consumers today need great multimedia performance, connectivity options and responsive multitasking from their PCs. With the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs, desktop end-users can enjoy these incredible APU experiences at a low cost.

The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs are now available for purchase from, NCIX and other retailers.

The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors deliver a compelling, affordable desktop experience for consumers.

About AMD
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit

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