AMD's desktop-bound Richland APUs debuted last month with TDPs in the 65-100W range. Now, it looks like AMD is prepping a couple of 45W members of the family.
TweakPC spotted the chips in a CPU support list on MSI's website. The A10-6700T and A8-6500T are listed on the support pages for several of MSI's Socket FM2 motherboards, including this one for the FM2-A85XA-G43.
Although the list doesn't provide a full accounting of specifications, it does contain a few details. Here's how the new APUs stack against the existing members of the Richland family.
|A6-6400K||1/2||3.9GHz||4.1GHz||1 MB||192||800 MHz||65W||$69|
Only the base clock speeds are present on the list, and they're quite a bit lower than on the 65W parts. The A10-6700T's base frequency is down 1.2GHz from the standard A10-6700's 3.7GHz. The A8-6500 has been trimmed even further; its base clock has dropped from 3.7GHz in the standard model to 2.1GHz in the T variant. Unfortunately, there's no word on the peak Turbo frequencies of either CPU.
Core counts aren't listed on the CPU support page, but I suspect the new A8 and A10 models have dual modules with four integer cores. The IGP ALU counts probably haven't changed from those of their non-T counterparts, either, though the graphics clocks have fallen to 720MHz.
The list also mentions a few other Richland chips, including B-series variants that appear to have identical specifications to current models. Low-end A4-6300 and A4-4000 APUs are listed, as well. Those slot in below the A6-6400K and are tagged with 65W TDPs.
Among the apparent new models, the T-series entries are definitely the most intriguing. I'm curious to see how their Turbo clocks and prices stack up. At the very least, their lower TDPs should be appealing to folks building home-theater PCs or small-form-factor systems.