The first family of its performance-mainstream accelerated processing units (APUs) for desktops that Advanced Micro Devices will introduce in July will include will include five A-series models with 65W or 100W thermal design power (TDP). Later in the year AMD will broaden the lineup of chips previously known under Llano code-name.
The code-named Llano accelerated processing unit (APU), which combines x86 cores with DirectX 11 graphics engine on the same piece of silicon, from Advanced Micro Devices has hardly been an easy project for the world’s second largest supplier of microprocessors. Emerged in the plans after cancellation of other Fusion-series products, Llano got delayed dramatically.
According to The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Trader Daily Blog, though, these suggestions were rebutted by the analyst, who said that he’d always expected the chips to ship in the second quarter of this year all along.
The same analyst also told Tech Trader Daily that AMD’s eagerly anticipated Bulldozer APUs are set for release in the third quarter of this year, rather than the second quarter. If true, this would result in Bulldozer arriving after Llano.