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We are now six months down the line from the AMD Kaveri launch, and the only two Kaveri processors available on Newegg today are the A10-7850K at $170 and the A10-7700K at $160. Both of these SKUs come with games as part of the purchase, but as AMD’s biggest desktop processor launch of the year, one might have expected more processors to come to market by this point. This is especially true as AMD sampled the A8-7600 SKU to media with a configurable TDP which showcased a large jump in graphics APU performance at the 45W TDP margin, but this model number has not hit consumer shelves in North America. Perhaps then we get a sigh of relief that AMD are announcing seven new Kaveri APUs, including that A8-7600.

AMD Kaveri APUs
New Model Modules/
Threads
Base MHz/
Turbo
L2
Cache
GPU Memory TDP
  A10-7850K 2 / 4 3.7 / 4.0 4 MB R7, 512 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 95W
New A10 PRO-7850B 2 / 4 3.7 / 4.0 4 MB R7, 512 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 95W
New A10-7800 2 / 4 3.5 / 3.9 4 MB R7, 512 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 65W / 45W
New A10 PRO-7800B 2 / 4 3.5 / 3.9 4 MB R7, 512 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 65W / 35W
  A10-7700K 2 / 4 3.4 / 3.8 4 MB R7, 384 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 95W
'New' A8-7600 2 / 4 3.1 / 3.8 4 MB R7, 384 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 65W / 45W
New A8 PRO-7600B 2 / 4 3.1 / 3.8 4 MB R7, 384 @
720 MHz
DDR3-2133 65W / 35W
New A6-7400K 1 / 2 3.5 / 3.9 1 MB R5, 256 @
756 MHz
DDR3-1866 65W / 45W
New A6 PRO-7400B 1 / 2 3.5 / 3.9 1 MB R5, 256 @
756 MHz
DDR3-1866 65W / 35W

These specifications come directly from AMD’s website rather than a specific press release, and features a new line of PRO branded APUs. These APUs will have similar specifications but are earmarked for longer life support and warranties for OEMs. These PRO processors also have a ‘B’ at the end of the name, similar to previous ‘B’ processors in the past that were aimed at business environments.

There are some interesting trends – the dual module APUs all support DDR3-2133 natively, compared to the single module members that are only DDR3-1866. Similarly the dual module versions have 384-512 GPU cores and are classified as R7 series graphics, whereas the single module APUs have 256 cores and are labelled R5. These latter APUs do have a higher GPU frequency however.

All of the APUs will turbo around the 3.8 GHz to 4.0 GHz range, with varying base frequencies. The consumer APUs will be able to configure TDP from 65W to 45W, whereas the PRO models also have a 35W selection point, which will decrease the maximum turbo frequency.

Exact release date and pricing has not yet been announced. Read our Kaveri launch review with the A10-7850K and A8-7600 here.

Source: CPU-World

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  • argosreality - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    The AM3+ FX series all support ECC memory Reply
  • tuxRoller - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    Thank you! It's been ridiculously hard to find this info. Reply
  • hojnikb - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    While APUs seem great at first, they don't really make much sense, if you think about it. If you want to build a gaming rig on tight budget, then a cheap 250X and athlon x4 is a better fit, since its not that more expensive and performs much much better even compared to top end apu with 512SPs.

    This would make sense, if it was priced lower or had better grapics. Although it makes ton of sense already for someone building a lowprofile mITX build, where dGPU wouldn't fit.
    Reply
  • hojnikb - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    ... or for someone, that has actual use for HSA. Reply
  • ecstubblebine - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    Like every Mantle game and ALL console ports for the foreseeable future. I DEFINITELY have a use for HSA Reply
  • techguyz - Monday, June 30, 2014 - link

    HSA is a feature that only applies to GPU+CPU combo's. it by no means, means faster than a separate CPU and GPU.

    HSA = shared memory
    NO HSA = no shared memory

    That's the ONLY difference.

    APU's will always be limited by memory bandwidth. Your average 5 year old videocard has 150GB/s vram. System RAM (which is what APU's use) only goes about 10 to 20GB/s.

    As for Mantle, that works regardless of CPU, so you can see mantle benefits even in Intel CPU's, or without any APU system.

    DX12 will win out over Mantle. Mantle will end up just like PhsyX did....and Phsyx is basically dead and only relegated to menial physics calculations in some games, rather than worthwhile eyecandy. .
    Reply
  • Flunk - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    They're good for standard Best-Buy systems. No graphics card, restricted form factor, low price and little Jimmy can play games on it too. I actually recommend A-series processors for anyone I know who isn't really in to computers because the improved GPU performance is worth the reduced CPU performance in almost everything that most people use. Reply
  • MartinT - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    I wonder how someone who isn't really into computers would end up playing games that would benefit from the step up in performance you get by going from Intel HD graphics to Kaveri.

    Frankly, single-threaded performance seems way more important to casual users, and Haswell Pentiums slap Kaveri silly in that regard. (and are quite frugal in terms of power consumption, too)
    Reply
  • Hubb1e - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    Umm, every family with a boy Reply
  • izmanq - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    it's not only cheaper, power consumption is lower with APU :) Reply

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