AMD discontinues Llano APUs

AMD-Logo


The major restructuring that goes on at AMD has claimed another victim. After killing most Zambezi-based FX processors earlier this month, AMD plans to discontinue all Llano-based APUs except one – AMD A6-3650 (2.6 GHz).

The discontinuation won’t happen overnight though – most Llano APUs will get axed in January 2013 with A6-3650 being discontinued sometime in Q2 2013.

AMD customers and fans will have to rely on Trinity APUs from now on if they wish to build a hybrid AMD system. The problem that they will face is that Llano APUs use the FM1 form factor, while Trinity APUs use socket FM2 – and unfortunately they are incompatible. The good news in the picture is that socket FM2 is expected to have a longer life than FM1 – the next AMD APU generation codenamed Richland is expected to keep the socket FM2 form factor.

So if you wish to upgrade your Llano chip with a faster one it may be a good time to do it now.


Source: Overclockers.ru

Related posts

Microsoft extends some Windows XP support

The longest-lived Microsoft operating system – Windows XP – has quite surprisingly received some fresh air with Microsoft announcing it will keep on providing updates to Microsoft security products intended to run under Windows XP. Previously the US software giant planned to end all Windows...

Kingston unveils HyperX Cloud headset

Kingston unveils HyperX Cloud headset

We are used to seeing memory from Kingston Technology, but the latest company product is not such – the acclaimed memory maker has come up with a new headset this time that carries the popular HyperX brand name. Speaking of it, the full brand name of the headset is HyperX Cloud and it is a...

Raptor Gaming presents LK1 and K3 keyboards

German gaming peripheral maker Raptor Gaming reveals two new keyboards - a budget friendly entry-level LK1 keyboard and a high-end model called K3. Announced as ideal for FPS, RTS, RPG and MMO gaming, the K3's features features set includes smooth black coating, removable palm rest...

Leave a comment