Another value oriented Socket FM1 APU from AMD will hit the retail channel soon after having been confined to OEMs since its inception in January.
The A4-3420 uses two x86-64 cores clocked at 2.8GHz with 512KB of L2 cache per core. Its integrated GPU power comes in the form of Radeon HD 6410D graphics with 160 stream processors and a 600MHz core clock.
The APU’s integrated memory controller supports dual-channel DDR3-1600MHz memory and a PCI-E 2.0 root hub for discrete graphics options.
In all, the A4-3420 is basically a small leap over the A4-3400 with its higher 100MHz core clock and GPU clock rates while retaining a 65W TDP. This APU is expected to start selling at a price point of US $65 with availability before Trinity’s launch (May/June).
KitGuru says: With Trinity just around the corner it’s doubtful releasing another FM1 socket APU into the retail channel will net AMD any major benefit; with the exception of real budget minded PC builders jumping all over this as the $65 price tag seems pretty slick considering you get a processor and decent GPU in one.