Headlines as of late read something along the lines, “Bulldozer, Bulldozer, Read All About It!” All we have to say is, “Llano, Llano, Flying Under the Radar!”
With all the hype about Bulldozer, Llano is slowly getting the recognition it deserves. OEM manufacturers are chomping at the bit, orders to AMD are reportedly hopping and that can be seen today as the predecessors, "C" and "E" series APU’s(Accelerated Processing Unit) are hitting the shelves in mainstream notebooks. The "A" series is not far behind its older siblings.
AMD’s business plan is positioned for a strong growth of the company. The "E" series APU release targets not only the growing HTPC(Home Theater Personal Computer) but also the budget notebook market. The "E" series proved to be very efficient and works well with entry level but does not pack a serious punch for those looking for a little more. The "A" series brings a chronological next step with a bridge between Bulldozer.
We recently reviewed the A8-3850 and saw the punch it delivered with the combination of x86 cores with and on die GPU(Fusion) and today, we got our slippery hands on its brethren the A8-3650. Let’s see how things shake out.