AMD today announced the availability of a new APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) called the A6-3500 that extends the company's lineup of A-Series processors, delivering brilliant HD graphics and high-speed performance. Unlike the A8-3800 and A6-3600 processors in the series, this new A6-3500 will not be quad-core. Instead, it is the first triple-core Llano APU and has a sub-$100 price tag that make it ideal for starter or budget gaming systems.
The A6-3500 APU combines three x86 CPU cores with 320 Radeon GPU cores, enabling DirectX11-capable discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. It also comes with AMD's Turbo Core and Steady Video Image stabilization technology as well as DDR3 1333 support, HDCP compatibility, and AMD VISION Engine software.
The triple-core APU runs at 2.1GHz but can be clocked up to 2.4GHz depending on workload, while the GPU cores are clocked at 443MHz and a TDP of 65W. Like its predecessors, the APU can be paired with select AMD Radeon HD 6000 series discrete graphics cards. The A6-3500 is available now for $95. For more information, you can visit the AMD product page. For more information on AMD's Llano or Fusion APUs, make sure to check out our SlashGear 101 post.