HP has accidentally leaked three AMD A-series APUs while updating the service guide for HP Pavilion g7. The update simply includes SKUs and specs for three yet to be released APUs, which suggests that HP will be utilizing these APUs in Pavilion g7 at some point. All three are mobile variants like the M at the end suggests. Below is a table of AMD's A-series mobile lineup - the unreleased CPUs are in bold.

AMD A-Series Mobile Lineup
Model Core/Thread Count Frequency Max Turbo L2 Cache IGP IGP Frequency TDP
A8-3530MX 4/4 1.9GHz 2.6GHz 4MB HD 6620G 444MHz 45W
A8-3520M 4/4 1.6GHz 2.5GHz 4MB HD 6620G (?) 444MHz (?) 35W
A8-3510MX 4/4 1.8GHz 2.5GHz 4MB HD 6620G 444MHz 45W
A8-3500M 4/4 1.5GHz 2.4GHz 4MB HD 6620G 444MHz 35W
A6-3420M 4/4 1.4GHz 2.4GHz 4MB HD 6520G (?) 400MHz (?) 35W
A6-3410MX 4/4 1.6GHz 2.3GHz 4MB HD 6520G 400MHz 45W
A6-3400M 4/4 1.4GHz 2.3GHz 4MB HD 6520G 400MHz 35W
A4-3320M 2/2 2.0GHz 2.6GHz 4MB HD 6480G (?) 444MHz (?) 35W
A4-3310MX 2/2 2.1GHz 2.5GHz 2MB HD 6480G 444MHz 45W
A4-3300M 2/2 1.9GHz 2.5GHz 2MB HD 6480G 444MHz 35W

Some of the specs have a (?) after them because those specs were not found in the HP datasheet, but they are our guesses based on the other models of that family. All in all, it looks like A8-3520M will be A8-3500M with 100MHz higher clock speed and Turbo, A6-3420M is A6-3400M with 100MHz higher Turbo and A4-3320M is A4-3300M with 100MHz higher clock speed and Turbo. Increasing the frequency multiplier by one is a pretty common way of delivering smaller updates between bigger updates like die shrinks and micro-architecture changes, so this is nothing special. 

Source: HP

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  • Arnulf - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - link

    So TDP is lower in spite of higher frequency ? This doesn't make much sense :(
  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - link

    The difference in frequency is so small that it shouldn't dissipate that much more heat. It's the case with Intels too, you get a minor clock speed boost but the TDP stays the same. Of course, power consumption in real world is higher but TDP is only directional anyway and meant for OEMs.
  • Taft12 - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - link

    It does if you know what TDP actually means.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - link

    The base frequencies for the new parts are lower than their equivalent last generation 45W equivalents. Peak turbo levels are higher, but turbo is only sustained at max level until the chip gets too hot; with stock cooling this is generally not a 100% duty cycle.

    The next question is if AMD will be refreshing the 45W parts with higher clocks, or if those were just a way to do something with hot running dies.

    PS If you compare the new 35W parts to the old ones, both base and max turbo numbers are unchanged or up.
  • Calin - Thursday, September 8, 2011 - link

    TDP varies in large steps (for AMD, is 45, 65, 90 and 125W I think). So you might have two 65W processors, one consuming 64W and one consuming 46W.
    Also, the power consumption might go down if the newer, faster processors use a lower voltage.

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