Pre-Order prices for AMD’s upcoming A10-7850K and A10-7700K Kaveri APUs have been revealed by ShopBLT (courtesy of CPUWorld). The AMD Kaveri APUs are based on the next generation x86 Steamroller architecture and GCN cores which will deliver a huge performance uplift over Richland in both graphics and compute.
AMD Kaveri A10-7850K and A10-7700K Pre-Order Prices Revealed
The AMD A10-7850K is the flagship Kaveri APU for 2014 which would replace the Richland A10-6800K APU. The A10-7850K has four Steamroller cores and 512 GCN stream processors which bring its performance on a level equivalent to the Radeon HD 7750 in terms of graphics performance. The A10-7850K has a max compute of 856 GFLops (GPU + CPU) compared to 779 GFlops on the Richland A10-6800K APU.
The clock speed of the APU is maintained at 3.7 GHz which is presumably the base clock while Turbo clock would push the speeds beyond 4 GHz barrier. The GPU which is positioned in the R7 2**D series is clocked at 720 MHz while the APU itself has 4 MB of L2 cache. The GCN graphics die would feature 8 GPU cores which represent a total of 512 stream processors. The TDP for the A10-7850K would be set at 95W. AMD A10-7850K will support both Mantle API, DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.3 and feature dual graphics functionality with the AMD’s Cape Verde based discrete GPUs.
Next up, we have the A10-7700K which is another unlocked chip featuring the Steamroller core architecture with a max boost clock of 3.8 GHz and base clock of 3.5 GHz. It features 4 MB of L2 cache plus HSA features and True Audio technology support. The GPU side ships with a GCN graphics die featuring 6 shader units equaling to a total of 384 Stream processors clocked at 720 MHz. The A10-7700K features a TDP of 95W so we may see one Kaveri APU part based on the A8 series which would feature a TDP of 65W.
The A10-7850K has been listed $189.24 US while the A10-7700K has been listed for $167.00. Such retails have listed upcoming products much earlier prior to their launch but the prices have always been on the high-side until the official launch of the products. The actual price range of these chips would be set below the $150 price point when they launch on 14th January 2014.
In addition to Kaveri APUs, the site also listed new Richland APUs A4-6320 and A6-6420K. Both APUs have a dual Piledriver cores, 1 MB L2 cache, HD 8000 graphics and a TDP of 65W. The A6-6420K operates at a base clock of 4 GHz and boosts to 4.2 GHz and will retail at a price of $75.85 while the A4-6320 has a base clock of 3.9 GHz and retails for $57.30. Both APUs feature a TDP of 65W.
|Model||AMD A10-7850K ‘Kaveri’||AMD A10-7700K ‘Kaveri’||AMD A10-6800K ‘Richland’||AMD A10-5800K ‘Trinity’|
|Turbo Core 3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Base Clock||3.7 GHz||3.5 GHz||4.1 GHz||3.8 GHz|
|Turbo Clock||4.0 GHz||3.8 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.2 GHz|
|L2 Cache||4 MB L2||4 MB L2||4 MB L2||4 MB L2|
|Graphics Core||GCN Radeon R7||GCN Radeon R7||HD 8000||HD 7000|
|GPU Cores||512 Cores||384 Cores||384 Cores||384 Cores|
|GPU Clock||720 MHz||720 MHz||844 MHz||800 MHz|
|Pre-Order Price||$189.24 US||$167.00 US||$149 US||$122 US|
|Launch Date||14th January 2014||14th January 2014||4th June 2013||2nd October 2011|