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AMD launches quad-core based A10-7800 Kaveri APU

AMD's newest Kaveri APU features locked cores clocked at 3.7GHz, supports 1866MHz DDR3 memory (NYSE:AMD)

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jul 2, 2014 9:43 am

AMD launched its newest FM2+ socket based processor based on 28nm Kaveri architecture 'A10-7800' Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The latest APU uses four Steamroller cores with TDP rated at 65W.

 

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Unlike the A10-7700K and A10-7850K, this APU does not feature unlocked cores and therefore you cannot overclock it. The base clock speed is locked at 3.5GHz with TurboCore bumping it up to 3.9 GHz. The APU supports DDR3 memory up to 1866MHz frequency. On the graphic side, it features R7 series GPU core with 720MHz base clock and 512 GCN cores. This will support Mantle API and DirectX 11.2.

 

According to another report, A10-7800 APU is a part of the second release of AMD Kaveri APUs. A4-7300 and A6-7400K is also available for pre-order. A10-7800 is listed in US retail stores for $150, which sets itself against Core i3 Haswell processor lineups.

 

UPDATE - AMD contacted us with the following information. The price listed above is speculation only. AMD also positions the A10 against Intel Core i5 based processors (not i3) on comparable PCMark8 performance and significantly better 3DMark scores.

NEWS SOURCES:Wccftech.com

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