AMD has just recently launched the A10-7800 APU of the Kaveri family. The APU is the locked sibling of the Kaveri A10-7850K and features a massive reduction in TDP (30W) taking it down from the 7850K’s 95W to a much more reasonable 65W. The only downside being that the multiplier is locked, though you can still mess with the BCLK. The A10-7800 should be priced around the $145 price point.
Kaveri A10-7800 APU Launches – Locked Multiplier, 512 GCN Cores and 65W TDP
Now the APU is based on the Kaveri architecture and actually features the full shader count of the flagship. On the CPU side the APU features steam roller cores that are divided into two blocks. It features the Radeon R7 series graphics with the full 512 GCN 2.0 core count. It supports Mantle API and Direct X 11.2. Basically, more or less the specs are identical like support for DDR3-1866Mhz memory. The APU is clocked at 3.5Ghz with a Turbo frequency of 3.9 Ghz while the GPU side is clocked at 720Mhz.
The only other differences between the A10-7800 and A10-7850K are that the flagship is clocked 200 Mhz higher on the base clock and 100Mhz higher turbo clock. Apart from that, the 7800 is the splitting image of the Kaveri flagship with the added bonus of having a much lower TDP rating. Needless to say that for HTPC builds and very casual gaming rigs, this is a god sent chip. The pricing as I already mentioned will be somewhere between 140 and 150 US dollars.
AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K Specifications:
|Model||AMD A10-7850K ‘Kaveri’||AMD A10-7700K ‘Kaveri’||AMD A10-7800 ‘Kaveri’||AMD A10-6800K ‘Richland’|
|Turbo Core 3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Base Clock||3.7 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz||4.1 GHz|
|Turbo Clock||4.0 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.4 GHz|
|L2 Cache||4 MB L2||4 MB L2||4 MB L2||4 MB L2|
|Graphics Core||GCN Radeon R7||GCN Radeon R7||GCN Radeon R7||HD 8000|
|GPU Cores||512 Cores||384 Cores||512 Cores||384 Cores|
|GPU Clock||720 MHz||720 MHz||720 MHz||844 MHz|
— Usman Pirzada (@usmanpirzada) July 1, 2014