Digitimes reports that AMD has announced it will start selling its new A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs on July 3, challenging Intel’s Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 with quad-core A8-3800 and A6-3600 CPUs set to launch at a later time. There will be about 20 new A, FX and E series CPUs to be launched in the second half of 2011.
The A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs both feature quad-core designs and discrete graphics-level integrated GPUs, and support AMD’s exclusive software such as Catalyst driver, OpenCL as well as Vision Engine Control Center to allow upgrades and improvements in performance and stability.
Motherboard makers also revealed that AMD will release eight more APUs including A8-3870, A6-3500 and E2-3200 in the fourth quarter with four high-end APUs including FX-8150 set for September, and another four high-end APUs including FX-8170 for the first quarter of 2012.
Following the launch of its Llano APUs in 2011, AMD plans to release 32nm Trinity-series APUs in 2012, which will support DirectX 11 graphics technology and target mainstream and high-performance desktop and notebook segments.