These Brand New AMD A-Series Processors Could Power Your Next Desktop

AMD just announced the processor that could power your next desktop: the second generation A-Series processor. It has more cores for more power, integrated graphics with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 for graphics and puts a high priority on power efficiency.

As it is with AMD laptop chips we saw earlier this year, it's all about the graphics these days. The new desktop A-series chips comes built-in with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 GPU so that its CPU and GPU can combine to give as much performance as possible. AMD says its new A-Series 'Trinity' chips are 25% faster than last generations 'Llano' chip, according to PCMark 7. The 3DMark 11 test shows 37% improvement.

The headliner of the Trinity desktop chips is the AMD A10-5800K, it's a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a 4MB cache. At the other end, you'll get the AMD A4-5300 which is a dual-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.4GHz and a 1MB cache.

The processors will be available on October 2.

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