AMD outs cheap Athlon II X4 Llano-based processors, minus integrated graphics

Sharif Sakr
S. Sakr|02.10.12

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AMD outs cheap Athlon II X4 Llano-based processors, minus integrated graphics
Given that superior integrated graphics was one of the key selling points of AMD's low-power Llano desktop chips, it might seem like a strange move to offer two new Athlon-branded variants that have been stripped of their GPUs. However, while one hand slaps your face, the other hand gives you more cash to spend on a proper graphics card for your ultra-cheap rig -- because both the Athlon II X4 641 and it's lower-power buddy, the 638, are priced at just $81. Go out and buy yourself something nice.
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