With AMDs’ Llano and Bulldozer line releasing within 8 months of each other it was only a matter of time before we saw them merge. The main complaint about Llano was the inability to overclock anything. Well now we see 2 unlocked versions come into the market: the A8-3870k and the A6-3670k. With AMDs rich heritage in overclocking and GPUs what kind of performance can we expect out of these? Lets first take a look at the new line desktop Llano APUs.
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This new line still features Dx11 and AMDs Steady Video feature through the Vision Engine. The A8-3870K features a 6550D with 600Mhz base clock speed which can be Crossfired with a discrete card for even more power. We’ll look into the amount of flexibility the unlocking of this chip gives us.