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[softpedia] AMD A4-4000 APU Now on Retail - Richland based Dual Core available in Europe for €40

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While preparing for the release of Richland 6000-series APUs, Advanced Micro Devices has been putting together some lower-end chips as well. In this case, the A4-4000 dual-core running at 3 GHz has been formally launched. The world has known about the May release since March.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-A4-4000-APU-Now-on-Retail-352714.shtml

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AMD is about to roll out desktop Richland parts, replacing Trinity APUs in the FM2 socket space. Although most desktop Richlands haven’t been announced yet, there is an early bird.

The A4-4000 is a cheap Richland based dual-core and it is already available in Europe. It was listed a last week and it goes for about €40, depending on the market. In the US it should go for $40. As the price suggests, it’s an entry level chip, clocked at 3.0GHz. It can hit 3.2GHz on Turbo, but it has just 1MB of L2 cache.

First Richland desktop part available in Europe
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31376-first-richland-desktop-part-available-in-europe




http://www.pcper.com/category/tags/a4-4000
http://www.pcper.com/files/imagecache/article_max_width/news/2013-03-21/rich_07.jpg


Dual-core "Richland" • TDP: 65W • Manufacturing process: 32nm • UMI: 5GT / s • L2 cache: 1MB shared • Stepping: not specified • IGP: Radeon HD 7480D, 720MHz, 128 shaders • Memory controller: Dual Channel PC3 -12800U (DDR3-1600) • SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, CLMUL, XOP, FMA3, FMA4, CVT16, NX bit, AMD64, AMD-V, Cool'n'Quiet, Eyefinity

Europe - AMD A4-4000, 2x 3.20GHz, boxed (AD4000OKHLBOX) from € 38.98
http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/amd-a4-4000-ad4000okhlbox-a942355.html

[USA in-stock retailers] excaliberpc, provantage, MacMall and ecost.com $46
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Wow, a modern version of 3dmark for a modern GPU. I think someone needs to take heed from this COUGHINTCOUGHELCOUGH
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Impressive, maybe Intel is not as good as they look right now.
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maybe not on topic question but how much useful is integrated GPU for browser acceleration? Does it work in practice as good as with discrete GPU?
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Very nice! Not a bad little 40 buck processor!
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maybe not on topic question but how much useful is integrated GPU for browser acceleration? Does it work in practice as good as with discrete GPU?

An IGP vs discrete GPU primary difference is their location. You can glue a Radeon 7970 with an i7 CPU and they'll perform the same (better if you're using latencysensitive GPU-accelerated tasks), but you'd need a very top of the line water cooling since it's going to be at least 300W coming out of a 1.5 inch surface area.

Assuming they have the same architecture and the drivers, generally an IGP is going to not have any performance difference in browser acceleration. For gaming, TDP and memory bandwidth becomes a much, much bigger issue
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LOL WHAT 40€ o___O

Talk about killer prices.
   
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$40 for that? Wow, talk about a great low-budget chip!
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i would like to see how is the power consumption on this CPU... while playing or watching movies, web browsing... im thinnking on one for light gaming and movies.
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Basically an A4-5300 at 3GHz instead of 3.4GHz for $40 instead of $55.

Not a bad value at all. A 2.5GHz dual-core Sandy Celeron with the same TDP and much worse graphics goes for $50.
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