The New AMD A-Series APUs Just Got Even Better: Unlocked Black Edition Now Available!
The A8 and A6 Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) just got even better! Get ready for the next wave of AMD A-Series APUs! Introducing the new AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K A-Series Black Edition APUs with unlocked CPU and Graphics frequencies!
You can now experience incredible performance and overclocking potential with the industry's first unlocked APU designed for FM1 socket motherboards. AMD A-Series Black Edition APUs provide full support for DirectX® 11.
The AMD A-Series Black Edition APUs join world-class, discrete-level graphics technology and responsive processing power on a single chip, levating the visual experience to stunning new HD heights.
Why AMD A-Series Black Edition APU's?
- Incredible performance in today's games - On average, AMD A8 is 2x faster than Core i3 (see below*)
- High performing cores - 4 cores operating at up to 3GHz that can easily handle productivity and entertainment all at once. New Unlocked AMD A-Series Black Edition APUs with Overclockable CPU and GPU offer potential foreven higher performance.
- AMD Steady Video Technology - Helps smooth and stabilize web and home video.
- AMD provides innovative and exclusive features - such as AMD Eyefinity technology for the ultimate visual experience.
- Supercharging the system's performance for your most demanding customers with AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics capabilities Combine the AMD A8 APU Black Edition or AMD A6 APU Black Edition with select DirectX® 11 capable AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards and experience the power of dual graphics to take your visual experience even further.
*2011 Top 5 most popular games - A8 vs Core i3 / Batman: Arkham City (1080p): A8 is 70% faster / Portal 2 (1080p): A8 is 78% faster / Battlefield 3 (720p): A8 is 200% faster / Skyrim (1080p): A8 is 110% faster / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (1080p): A8 is 100% faster*
What is an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)?
Powerful AMD processor technology and discrete-class, DirectX® 11-capable graphics combined on a single chip!
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*Disclaimers: * Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner, wirelessly enabled HDTV) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. HD Video display requires an HD video source. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD software. * Configuration details: Intel Core i3-2105 with HD 3000 graphics, ECS H67 Motherboard, 4GB DDR3-1600, 1TB HDD, Corsair CX430, Windows 7 64-bit. AMD A8-3850 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6550D graphics, Asrock A75 Motherboard, 4GB DDR3-1600, 1TB HDD, Corsair CX430, Windows 7 64-bi 1. AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled with AMD OverDrive™ software 2. AMD Steady Video is a technology designed to eliminate shakes and jitters during the playback of home video. Users may turn on this technology via the AMD Catalyst Control CenterTM or the VISION Engine Control Center application. AMD Steady Video will work with content that can run on Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 (and la ter versions) or on any player which has been programed to use AMD’s decode acceleration (DXVA) engine. AMD Steady Video is not designed to (a) isolate overlays, logos or captions, or (b) improve the playback of letter boxed, pre mium/commercial, or interlaced content. AMD Steady Video is only recommended for use with videos that contain unwanted shakes and jitters. 3. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays 4. AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics requires an AMD “A” series APU plus an AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics configuration and is available on Windows® 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Home Premium, and/or Windows® 7 Home Basic OS. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to engage and/or disengage the discrete graphics processor for dual graphics capabilities. With AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics, full enablement of all discrete graphics video and display features may not be supported on all systems and may depend on the master device to which the display is connected. Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies. For All-In-One systems AMD Radeon™ “D” series and AMD Radeon™ “D2” Dual Graphics series do not support AMD Eyefinity technology. Always check with your system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.