amd logo AMD refreshes FM1 Athlon, tweaks prices

AMD has quietly released a new Athlon CPU for Socket FM1 – Athlon II X4 651. As the branding suggests, it is a significant update to the previous Athlon II X4 631, featuring a clock speed of 3.0 GHz. The 651 is expected to match the AM3+ socket Athlon II X4 650, outperforming it in cache bound applications. In addition to the new release, AMD has adjusted prices for A-Series and FX-Series products. 

AMD has quietly released a new Athlon CPU for Socket FM1 – Athlon II X4 651. As the branding suggests, it is a significant update to the previous Athlon II X4 631, featuring a clock speed of 3.0 GHz. The 651 is expected to match the AM3+ socket Athlon II X4 650, outperforming it in cache bound applications. In addition to the new release, AMD has adjusted prices for A-Series and FX-Series products.

The Athlon 651 features a TDP of 100W and is basically Llano with its GPU disabled. Interestingly, it is the highest clocked Llano CPU yet. Priced at $92, it will slightly outperform the $139 A8-3850 in terms of CPU performance. Of coures, the A8-3850 does include a 400SP GPU within the same TDP. 

The A4-3300 and A4-3400 received insignificant $2 cuts, down to $64 and $69 respectively. The A6-3500, the only tri-core Llano APU, is down to $85 from $89. The last SKU to get a price cut is the FX-6100, down to $155. 

Source: CPU-World