Earlier today, a user on a Chinese forum has started a thread in which has posted the alleged prices of AMD's upcoming Llano accelerated processing units (APUs) and those of the first high-performance Bulldozer chips.Both of these CPU families won't be officially launched until the beginning of June, but it seems like AMD has already set their 1,000 units prices.
Starting with the Llano APUs, these will range between $70 US and $170 US, and the initial desktop lineup will include six processors.
These will pack either two or four K10.5+/Husky processing cores which are paired together with a fast on-die GPU as well as with a maximum of 4MB of Level 2 cache.
Quad-core models come with a BeaverCreek on-die GPU that can pack 320 or 400 stream processors while the dual-core models feature a WinterPark graphics unit that runs 160 stream processors.
However, all the chips sport an integrated dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, a PCI Express controller, support for Hybrid CrossFireX graphics and select CPUs feature AMD's Turbo Core 2.0 dynamic acceleration technology.
Moving to Bulldozer, these CPUs range between $190, for the quad-core FX-4110, and can go all the way up to $320, which will get users the eight-core FX-8130P processors.
All the Bulldozer processors are based on the Zambezi architecture, support the Turbo Core 2.0 dynamic acceleration technology, and are Black Edition parts, meaning that they come with an unlocked multiplier for improved overclocking headroom.
Together with the introduction of these processors, AMD will also reduce the prices of the current Phenom II CPUs by as much as 20%.
AMD will launch the four Bulldozer processors that were mentioned in the post on June 7, during the E3 expo, while the desktop version of the Llano APUs is expected to be made official one week later, on June 14. (via Zol.com.cn)