BIOSTAR FM2 Motherboards Now Support AMD Richland APUs “Fusion S-Series” – Arriving in June

Hassan Mujtaba

AMD Richland APUs

Biostar, a leading manufacturer of motherboards today announced that their current FM2 socket motherboards would now support the upcoming AMD Richland APUs "Fusion S-Series. FM2 socket enabled motherboards by Biostar can be updated with new BIOS which are available through their homepage here.

Biostar adds AMD Richland APUs Support to FM2 Boards - Arriving in June 2013

AMD Richland APUs would be the company's third generation of accelerated processing units fused with a refined version of the current x86 Piledriver architecture. Richland would be using upto four Piledriver modules with enhanced clock speeds aimed to deliver much better performance without increasing the power consumption. AMD Richland APUs would be available in both 65W and 100W models, would also feature AMD's HD 8000 integrated graphic processors based on the VLIW4 core. The APUs would come with native support for DDR3-2133 MHz memory and would aim to deliver 20 - 40% average GPU performance increase over Trinity through faster clock speeds as seen through the benchmarks exposed here. The AMD Richland APU lineup can be seen listed below:

Model Cores /
CPU clock Boost Frequency L2 cache          Graphics TDP
AMD A10-6800K 4/4 4.1 GHz 4.4 GHz 4 MB HD 8670D(844MHz) 100W
AMD A10-6700 4/4 3.7 GHz 4.3 GHz 4 MB HD 8670D(844MHz) 65W
AMD A10-6600K 4/4 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB HD 8570D(844MHz) 100W
AMD A8-6500 4/4 3.5 GHz 4.1 GHz 4 MB HD 8570D(800MHz) 65W
AMD A6-6400K 2/2 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz 1 MB HD 8470D(844MHz) 65W
AMD A4-6300 2/2 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz 1 MB HD 8370D(760MHz) 65W

AMD is also aiming to bundle select Trinity and Richland APUs with Maxis's recently released SimCity title in a bid to expand their "Never Settle - Gaming Evolved" portfolio to processors as its been doing really well on their GPU front. Currently, Richland exists on the mobile A-Series APUs which can be seen here. AMD launches the Richland Fusion S-Series in June 2013 next month.

Not long after Richland is released, AMD would launch yet another APU platform codenamed AMD Kaveri which would be based on an entirely and AMD's first 28nm architecture Steamroller and being the first APU to ship with AMD's GCN core architecture. Kaveri would be an amazing APU when launched in Q4 2013, it is also expected to bring GDDR5/DDR4 memory to the PC market, more on which can be learned here.

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