AMD Fusion Logo 300px Motherboard makers leak upcoming AMD FM1 processors

We can't be far from AMD's updated Llano APU's, as all of the major motherboard manufacturers have issued BIOS/UEFI updates for their socket FM1 motherboards for at least some of the expected models. However, what we've also found are several new models that we weren't aware of that will carry the Athlon II and Sempron branding.

We can't be far from AMD's updated Llano APU's, as all of the major motherboard manufacturers have issued BIOS/UEFI updates for their socket FM1 motherboards for at least some of the expected models. However, what we've also found are several new models that we weren't aware of that will carry the Athlon II and Sempron branding.

Starting at the bottom of the list, we have the dual core Sempron X2 198 which is a 2.5GHz processors, in other words, there's no graphics to be found here. It still fits the FM1 socket, has a total of 1MB of L2 cache and a 65W TDP. This should be one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest socket FM1 processor out there. Moving up a step we have the dual core Athlon X2 221 which moves the clock speed up to 2.8GHz, but with the limited information we have at hand, this is the only difference between the two.

The quad core Athlon II X4 631 – a 2.6GHz part with 4MB L2 cache – is getting a faster sibling in the shape of the Athlon X4 II 641 which is clocked at 2.8.GHz, as well as a more power efficient version of itself with 65W TDP rather than the 100W TDP of the current model. No other changes appear to have been made and for now this is AMD's entire range of CPU's for socket FM1.

Moving on to the new APU's we can apparently look forward to the arrival of AMD's E2-3200 which was announced when AMD launched its Llano range of APU's, but never made it to market. This is a dual core 2.4GHz processor with 1MB of L1 cache combined with a Radeon HD 6370D GPU which has 180 shaders, eight TMUs and four ROPs with a graphics clock of 443MHz.

The only other new model of the ones that are expected to be launched by AMD before the end of the year is the A8-3870, which is expected to be AMD's first unlocked APU. It will also have the fastest CPU core to date with a clock speed of 3GHz. This is of course a quad core APU and it has 4MB of L2 cache. The graphics part should be a Radeon HD 6550D, the same as the current A8-3850 and there's no indication that AMD has changed any of the specifications between the two APUs in terms of clock speeds or configuration.

Other models that may or may not launch this year includes the A4-3420, A6-3420, A6-3620, A6-3670 (unlocked) and A8-3820. Apart from the A6-3670, all of these models are expected to feature a 100MHz clock speed improvement over their current counterparts, although for some reason the A6-3670 is expected to be clocked 100MHz slower than the A6-3650. AMD has only two months left of this year to get its new processors out and we doubt they'll launch them all in the run up to the Christmas season. We have a feeling some models have been pulled in favour of the upcoming Trinity based models that AMD is expected to deliver in Q1 next year.