AMD releases Kaveri APUs to market

The US chip maker AMD has officially released its Kaveri chips on the market. The new AMD APU generation comes packed with powerful hardware that includes Steamroller computing cores as well as the latest AMD Radeon R7 graphics cores thus providing excellent overall performance in an extensive list of applications.

The main advantages of the Kaveri APUs include up to 12 cores (4 computational and 8 graphics), a heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) that makes it possible for all cores to communicate and operate at the same time, a GCN graphics architecture with support for DirextX 11.2 and the Mantle API, AMD TrueAudio and support for Ultra HD 4K resolutions. The new chips require AMD’s latest FM2+ socket.

There are three models as of now that belong to the Kaveri generation but AMD has released just two to market and they include the AMD A10-7850K and AMD A10-7700K. These two chips will arrive with the latest 3D shooter Battlefield 4. The last member of the Kaveri family – the A8-7600 APU will be released later this quarter.

All three chips come with four computational cores and 4 MB of L2 cache, while the number of GPUs varies. Thus the A10-7850K sports 8 graphics cores with all the other chips having six of them. The AMD A10-7850K runs at 3.7 GHz (4.0 GHz in Turbo Mode), while the AMD A10-7700K runs at 3.4 GHz/3.8 GHz. The AMD A8-7600 is a bit strange as there will be two versions of this chip – with 65W and 45W TDP. The 65W model will run at 3.3 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo), while the 45W model will run at 3.1 GHz (3.3 GHz in Turbo mode).

The AMD A10-7850K sells for USD 173, while the AMD A10-7700K sells for USD 152. The AMD A8-7600 will retail for USD 119 when it becomes available.


Source: AMD

Related posts

HTC starts sales of Desire XC smartphone

HTC has started the sales of a new budget-oriented smartphone – the Desire XC. The new company product comes with a 4-inch display at WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels) and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Inside the Desire XC offers a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB of...

Philips introduce touch-screen universal remote control

Philips has a brand new flagship universal remote control - the Prestigo SRT9320. What you will get with this modern version of a magic wand includes: 2.8" color touchscreen display Buttons on lower segment Controls up to 20 devices Completely programmable USB...

Latest external PC/Mac DVD ReWriter from Plextor

Latest external PC/Mac DVD ReWriter from Plextor

Plextor launches the latest update to its external DVD Rewriter family – the high end Plextor PX-830UF. This fast 20x drive is ideal for all users looking for the latest optical speeds and with both USB2.0 and FireWire connectivity, it is compatible with both Mac and PC systems. Rudy De...

Leave a comment