AMD Godavari APU Lineup Leaked – A10-8850K To Lead The Pack, 12 APUs Planned For Summer 2015
AMD's upcoming Godavari APU lineup has been leaked by VR-Zone ahead of its launch in summer, this year. The new Godavari APU which are also known to be part of the Kaveri-Refresh platform which is aimed to re-fresh the current Kaveri APUs with the new 8000 series branding will be featured across 12 new processors utilizing the x86 Steamroller core and GCN graphics architecture.
AMD Godavari APU "Kaveri-Refresh" Lineup Leaked - A10-8850K Flagship APU
First of all, being simply known as the Kaveri-Refresh platform, Godavari will feature the same architectural enhancements as Kaveri with the same CPU and GPU cores. We are talking about x86 Steamroller and GCN here which have already been fused on the current AMD A-7000 Series offerings. Godavari will retain the maximum four x86 core and 512 stream processor design and will be available in several variants as a part to refresh the current A-Series lineup. AMD is going to use the latest 8000 series branding for the new chips and will stick to the FM2+ platform supporting DDR3 memory at 2133 MHz. The current motherboards will be able to support the new chips without any problems with new BIOS updates rolling out prior to launch.
As for performance and clock speeds, the clock speeds will obviously get a slight bump since that is what’s the refresh is all about. The chips will retain their TDPs. As for the performance, it will be anywhere from 5-15% better than the current Kaveri APUs due to better driver support and improved clock speeds. Other details are not known at the moment but AMD will have an official announcement made during the same time as 2015’s Computex event. Aside from Godavari, the main announcement coming from AMD this year will be the new AMD Radeon graphics cards which will deliver insanely huge performance increases over the current Radeon generation of cards.
In total, AMD is going to launch 12 new APUs, 10 of which are part of the A-Series family while two are part of the Athlon series family. The specifications of some chips are listed below while full specifications can be found in the table provided at the end of this article:
AMD A10-8850K APU:
The AMD A10-8850K is the flagship APU of the lineup featuring a 4 core and 4 thread design. The chip boasts a clock speed of 3.7 GHz base and 4.1 GHz boost while featuring an unlocked design for overclocking. The chip is featuring the Radeon R7 graphics core based off the Sea Islands GCN architecture that has 512 streaming cores and a clock speed of 856 MHz. The chip will feature 4 MB of L2 cache, 95W TDP and DDR3 memory support of up to 2133 MHz. It will feature a price close to the current generation A10-7850K APU at around $149 US and will likely get better performance and efficiency.
AMD A10-8750 APU:
The AMD A10-8750 features a 4 core and 4 thread design. The chip boasts a clock speed of 3.7 GHz base and 4.1 GHz boost however no unlocked design is featured for overclocking. The chip is featuring the Radeon R7 graphics core based off the Sea Islands GCN architecture that has 512 streaming cores and a clock speed of 800 MHz. The chip will feature 4 MB of L2 cache, 95W TDP and DDR3 memory support of up to 2133 MHz.
AMD A8-8650 APU:
The AMD A8-8650 features a 4 core and 4 thread design. The chip boasts a clock speed of 3.2 GHz base and 3.8 GHz boost however no unlocked design is featured for overclocking. The chip is featuring the Radeon R7 graphics core based off the Sea Islands GCN architecture that has 384 streaming cores and a clock speed of 760 MHz. The chip will feature 4 MB of L2 cache, 45/65W Configurable TDP and DDR3 memory support of up to 2133 MHz.
AKD A6-8550K APU:
The AMD A6-8550K features a 2 core and 2 thread design. The chip boasts a clock speed of 3.1 GHz base and 3.5 GHz boost while an unlocked design is featured for overclocking. The chip is featuring the Radeon R5 graphics core based off the Sea Islands GCN architecture that has 256streaming cores with a clock speed that is yet to be determined. The chip will feature 2 MB of L2 cache, 45/65W Configurable TDP and DDR3 memory support of up to 2133 MHz.
AMD Athlon X4 870K:
The Athlon X4 870K is the flagship part replacing the Athlon X4 860K with a quad core design that has clock speed of 3.5 GHz base and 3.7 GHz boost.. The chip has 4 MB of L2 cache, a 95W TDP and DDR3 memory support that are rated up to 2133 MHz. The price will be set around $79.99 US and is going to be an unlocked design to allow budget gamers a boost by overclocking.
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AMD Godavari APU Lineup:
|CPU Architecture||CPU Modules/Cores||CPU Clock Base/Boost||LLC Cache||Radeon Architecture||Stream Processors||GPU Clock Speed||TDP||DDR3 Memory|
|AMD A10-8850K||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.7/4.1 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||512||856 MHz||95W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A10-Pro 8850B||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.7/4.1 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||512||800 MHz||95W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A8-8650||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.2/3.8 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||384||760 MHz||65W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A8-8650K||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.2/3.5 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||384||760 MHz||95W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A10-8750||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.0/3.5 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||512||TBD||65W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A6-8550K||x86 Steamroller||1/2||3.1/3.5 GHz||2 MB||Radeon R5||256||TBD||65W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A10 PRO-8750B||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.0/3.5 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||512||TBD||65W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A8 PRO-8650B||x86 Steamroller||2/4||2.9/3.2 GHz||4 MB||Radeon R7||384||760 MHz||65W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A6 PRO-8550B||x86 Steamroller||1/2||3.1/3.5 GHz||2 MB||Radeon R5||256||TBD||65W||2133 MHz|
|AMD A4 PRO-8350B||x86 Steamroller||1/2||3.0/3.5 GHz||2 MB||Radeon R5||256||757 MHz||2133 MHz|
|AMD Athlon X4 870K||x86 Steamroller||2/4||3.5/3.7 GHz||2 MB||N/A||N/A||N/A||95W||2133 MHz|
|AMD Athlon X4 850||x86 Steamroller||2/4||2.9/3.2 GHz||2 MB||N/A||N/A||N/A||65W||2133 MHz|
AMD A10-8850K Flagship 5th Generation APU:
|Model||AMD A10-8850K ‘Godavari’||AMD A10-7850K ‘Kaveri’||AMD A10-6800K ‘Richland’||AMD A10-5800K ‘Trinity’|
|Turbo Core 3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Base Clock||3.7 GHz||3.7 GHz||4.1 GHz||3.8 GHz|
|Turbo Clock||4.1 GHz||4.0 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 Series||GCN Radeon R7 Series||HD 8670D||HD 7660D|
|GPU Cores||512 Cores||512 Cores||384 Cores||384 Cores|
|GPU Clock||856 MHz||720 MHz||844 MHz||800 MHz|
|Launch Date||Summer 2015||14th January 2014||4th June 2013||2nd October 2012|