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Old August 5, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Default Downclock A8-3850?

I've seen a lot on the net about the BClk multiplier being locked at 29x. Some seem to imply that it is only upwardly locked, i.e. 29x max, but can be lowered to below 29x and is effective. From the screenshots in the article (page 23) it looks like the BClk was raised and the multiplier lowered. Given that the resultant core speeds would've been really high if the multiplier wasn't lowered, it would appear that multiples lower than 29x do work.

Has anyone confirmed this and if so does anyone know how low the multiplier can go and still work?

Thanks for the great review info you have on this site!
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Old August 6, 2011, 12:23 AM
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You can decrease the CPU multiplier, probably all the way down to 8X, but I personally haven't tried any lower than 16X.
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Old August 8, 2011, 05:57 PM
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@MAC, thanks for the information it looks like A8-3800 65W parts might be available soon...

AMD AD3800OJGXBOX A8 X4-3800 SERIES QUAD-CORE 65W 4MB 2700MHZ FM1 BOX - BLT Catalog!

AMD A8 X4-3800 SERIES QUAD-CORE 65W 4MB 2700MHZ FM1 TRAY (AD3800OJZ43GX) - CPUs / Processors
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Old August 19, 2011, 02:55 PM
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For anyone who's interested CPU-World has the introduction date on the A8-3800 listed as August 8, 2011 here:
AMD A8-Series A8-3800 AD3800OJZ43GX (AD3800OJGXBOX)

A number of on-line vendors now list the part (AD3800OJGXBOX or AD3800OJZ43GX) but don't seem to have any in stock.

An article here: AMD Llano processors suffering from shortage; to be resolved in September is decidely less optimistic about the release date.

Does anyone have any other information about when we might see the 3800 on shelves in North America?

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Old August 24, 2011, 09:08 AM
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Default AMD A8-3800 Orders Being Taken

For anyone interested, some online sellers are taking orders now including the one listed below.

Amazon.com: AMD A8-3800 APU with AMD Radeon 6550 HD Graphics 2.4/2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Quad-Core Processor - Retail AD3800OJGXBOX: Electronics

They state: "Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks."

If anyone knows when these parts will officially be made available, I'd appreciate your posting here.

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Old August 27, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Default 3 New 65W APU's On The Way

From the shop AMD.com site, 5 APUs now appearing including 3 new 65W parts: A6-3500, A6-3600 & A8-3800

FM1 uPGA - Shop AMD
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Old September 1, 2011, 05:53 PM
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Default 7 A Series APUs Now Appearing on AMD Site

Two A4's have joined the mix (A4-3400 & A4-3300). If rumors of a September 19th launch for Bulldozer are true, you'd think that AMD would want to have the announcement of these products well before the BD announcement...

AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs
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Old September 1, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Default A8-3800, September 19th?

The store below claims to have 300 on order with an ETA of September 19, 2011 for their Southern California warehouse...

AMD AD3800OJGXBOX A8 X4-3800 SERIES QUAD-CORE 65W 4MB 2700MHZ FM1 BOX - BLT Catalog
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Old September 2, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Default A8-3800 September 26th?

The link in the previous note now shows September 26th...
Definitely not going in the right direction.
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Old September 3, 2011, 09:19 AM
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This system (cpu + onboard gpu) is only good for a HTPC, right? Sorry, 'didn't read through the thread but I understand it is good for cheap graphics, maybe cheap low-end gaming and if needing a low-cost HTPC. The onboard graphics can be overclocked but the cpu is VERY slow....right?

The graphics crushes the onboard Intel graphics HD 3000 but the processing power is only 'decent?'
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