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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  • yannigr - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    I have been waiting from the day of the first review the A8-7600. I abandoned that plan 15 days ago. Staying with my AM3.

    Question: A8-7600 is it going to have True Audio or is it removed like it was said for the A8 models?
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  • Anonymous Blowhard - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    I swear I saw this article already a couple days ago. Here, not on another site. Did it get embargoed or something?

    Anyhow, I'll go ahead and offer an Internet high-five to Ian for the burn on the A8-7600 being marked as "New" complete with quotes in the chart. I've been wanting to build a low-wattage APU setup for light gaming since the "launch" but AMD seems determined to refuse my money.
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  • lmcd - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    Why is there a 30 watt discrepancy at the top? It would show better to display the actual TDP... Or does 100 MHz really do all that to the heat dissipated? Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    The design's apparently hitting the clock speed wall and needs a lot more power to get marginally faster; however I suspect the higher TDP is probably driven by the 200mhz non-turbo bump and being able to stay at turbo for longer. Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    The higher TDP should allow both the CPU and GPU islands to run at max load without throttling. Sure, nominal clock speeds don't change much, but as in the mobile SoC space, a difference in TDP can lead to significant performance deltas under sustained load. This might be especially true in the OEM space where a system with an A8-7600 (@45W TDP) only has a cooler capable of dissipating ~45W of heat.

    Also, I'm sure there's differences in CPU binning. To hit higher clocks they may be going with higher leakage parts. To hit lower TDPs they're probably picking lower leakage chips. That would also be a good explanation as to why the lower TDP parts have been delayed - binning.
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  • MattVincent - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    I was interested in the a8-7600 as well but AMD processors seem like vapor ware lately. Ended up going intel Reply
  • t.s. - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    Yeah. And their price point too. Too expensive. Reply
  • tuxRoller - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    Do any of these have an ecc aware memory controller? Reply
  • Flunk - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    No, they're all consumer-level chips and they should be quite cheap. As far as I know the FM2+ socket doesn't not support ECC on any CPU parts. Reply
  • tuxRoller - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - link

    Are the opterons the only AMD chips that support ecc? Don't they have anything equivalent to Intel's Xeon e3? Reply

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