AMD has now partnered with Sapphire to release a new APU to a different audience: the new AMD FirePro APUs paired with Sapphire PGS A3 M series motherboard for the FirePro platform.
The new AMD FirePro A320 APU has 384 Streaming Processor Units at 800 MHz, Quad-core 3.8 GHz (4.2 GHz turbo) CPU, and a memory controller supporting up to 1866 MHz DDR3 RAM. Just like its mainstream APU counterparts, the AMD FirePro A series maxes out at 100W thermal design for modest cooling needs.
If the on-die GPU is not enough, AMD’s DCO (Discrete Compute Offload) can be used with other AMD FirePro graphics cards to extend GPU performance. You can still use your current AMD FirePro graphics cards when you need the additional muscle by just swapping it over to your new system.
I am sure this is a great platform for light to moderate workstation workloads especially with the “power when you need it” design model. You can save money on the electricity bill and still get your work done on time.