Even though AMD officially took the wraps off of their next-generation desktop Llano-based architecture last week, there’s at least one vendor who is already putting the chips into new systems. AVADirect, known for their custom desktop work, has already started to take orders for the new Socket FM1 machines.
The new desktops are available with all four of AMD’s new desktop chips – the A8-3850 and 3800 as well as the A6-3650 and 3600. The **00 models have lower thermal envelopes as well as clock speeds, but are the only models that come with Turbo Boost, AMD’s dynamic clock switching architecture, enabled.
AVADirect has a reputation for going after the gaming and performance market, and although the company’s site doesn’t currently list any high-end gaming configurations, they say that most users should be able to find a satisfactory build. Interested users can hit AVADirect’s site up in order to start a build – the new Llano-based desktops start at $455.