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More AMD PRO APUs details

by on05 October 2015


Consumer desktop and mobile products

Last week AMD announced its next generation PRO series APUs for business desktop and notebook PCs and now some more details have come to light.

These were  codenamed "Godavari PRO" and "Carrizo PRO" and will ship with business-class quality assurance, longer product longevity and extended warranty support.

They will also configure USB blocking options, manage internet bandwidth priorities, and scheduling some system activities, including system startup, backup, shutdown, and disk defragmentation. We already mentioned that the mobile processors are now available in HP EliteBook 7x5 series notebooks. Desktop APUs are shipped in HP EliteDesk 705 and Lenovo M79 computers.

Now CPU World has released a few specs:

The Mobile A6 PRO-8500B, A8 PRO-8600B, A10 PRO-8700B and A12 PRO-8800B are almost identical to the consumerish A6-8500, A8-8600P, A10-8700 and FX-8800P.

The processors use optimised Excavator microarchitecture, and have a larger level 1 instruction cache, but smaller level 2 cache than previous generation of PRO APUs.

A PRO-8xxx chips integrate GCN-based GPU which works with Heterogeneous Systems Architecture 1.0. An integrated security processor runs applications in protected environment.

The A6 PRO-8500B is a dual-core chip with 1.6 GHz clock speed, 1 MB L2 cache and Radeon R5 series graphics. Other three APUs have 4 CPU cores, double cache and R6 or R7 graphics. The CPU cores are clocked from 1.6 GHz to 2.1 GHz depending on model. Turbo Core frequency is supported by all processors, and its maximum frequency ranges from 3 GHz to 3.4 GHz.

Chip Cores /
Threads
Frequency /
Turbo
L2
cache
Graphics GPU
Frequency
Memory TDP
A6 PRO-8500B 2 / 2 1.6 / 3 GHz 1 MB R5 800 MHz DDR3-1600 12W - 15W
A8 PRO-8600B 4 / 4 1.6 / 3 GHz 2 MB R6 720 MHz DDR3-2133 12W - 35W
A10 PRO-8700B 4 / 4 1.8 / 3.2 GHz 2 MB R6 800 MHz DDR3-2133 12W - 35W
A12 PRO-8800B 4 / 4 2.1 / 3.4 GHz 2 MB R7 800 MHz DDR3-2133 12W - 35W
               

 

AMD Desktop PRO lineup is made up of the A4 PRO-8350B, A6 PRO-8550B, A8 PRO-8650B, A10 PRO-8750B and A10 PRO-8850B. They have a similar spec to the consumer 8xxx "Godavari" consumer SKUs.

The A4 PRO-8350B and A6 PRO-8550B is a low end dual-core APUs with Radeon R5 series graphics. The A8- and A10-Series products have 4 CPU cores and Radeon R7 series GPU. Desktop parts are clocked much higher than mobile processors. Their clock rates start at 3.2 GHz. The flagship A10 PRO-8850B operates at 3.9 GHz, and has the maximum boost frequency of 4.1 GHz. It is the only chip with 95 Watt TDP. Other models are rated at 65 Watt TDP:

Chip Cores /
Threads
Frequency /
Turbo
L2
cache
Graphics GPU
Frequency
Memory TDP
A4 PRO-8350B 2 / 2 3.5 / 3.9 GHz 1 MB R5 series 757 MHz DDR3-1866 65 Watt
A6 PRO-8550B 2 / 2 3.7 / 4 GHz 1 MB R5 series 800 MHz DDR3-2133 65 Watt
A8 PRO-8650B 4 / 4 3.2 / 3.9 GHz 4 MB R7 series 757 MHz DDR3-2133 65 Watt
A10 PRO-8750B 4 / 4 3.6 / 4 GHz 4 MB R7 series 757 MHz DDR3-2133 65 Watt
A10 PRO-8850B 4 / 4 3.9 / 4.1 GHz 4 MB R7 series 800 MHz DDR3-2133 95 Watt

 

 

 

Last modified on 05 October 2015
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