These Brand New AMD A-Series Processors Could Power Your Next Desktop

By Casey Chan on at

AMD just announced the processor that could power your next desktop: the second generation A-Series processor. It has more cores for more power, integrated graphics with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 for graphics, and puts a high priority on power efficiency.

As it is with AMD laptop chips we saw earlier this year, it's all about the graphics these days. The new desktop A-series chips comes built-in with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 GPU so that its CPU and GPU can combine to give as much performance as possible. AMD says its new A-Series 'Trinity' chips are 25 per cent faster than last generations 'Llano' chip, according to PCMark 7. The 3DMark 11 test shows 37 per cent improvement.

The headliner of the Trinity desktop chips is the AMD A10-5800K, it's a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a 4MB cache. At the other end, you'll get the AMD A4-5300 which is a dual-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.4GHz and a 1MB cache. The processors will be available on October 2nd.