Quad-core AMD laptop CPU allegedly leaked

Reports from a leak-friendly Turkish website Donanimhaber say AMD's quad-core A8-3530MX processor is coming to laptops in June.

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According to Turkish Web site Donanimhaber, which has successful track record of finding component leaks, AMD plans to release quad-core laptop CPUs as early as June. The report specifically mentions a 1.9GHz A8-3530MX part.

A Google-translated version of the page (as seen on tech blogs Engadget and Electronista) says the new CPUs will integrate Radeon HD 6620G graphics and DirectX 11 support. AMD calls this combination of CPU and GPU an APU, or Accelerated Processing Unit.

AMD has been on something of a roll lately, with its low-cost Fusion E-350 CPU powering our favorite 11-inch ultraportables, such as the HP Pavilion dm1z , but it remains to be seen if the company can find a niche amid mainstream-to-high-end laptops.

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