Over the last week, we reported the first detailed specifications of AMD's upcoming Richland APU lineup. Planned to arrive in Q2 2013 while already shipping to OEMs, the Richland APU lineup would consist a total of six A-Series APUs including the flagship A10-6800K.
AMD Richland APU - All Set to Break 4 GHz Clock Barrier
Chinese portal of VR-Zone further details the specifications of the upcoming Richland APUs and has revealed the clock frequencies of these models. The clock speeds are quite a surprise as AMD has planned to boost its flagship APU past the 4 GHz barrier. You heard that right, the AMD A10-6800K Richland APU has a base clock of 4.1 GHz and boosts upto 4.4 GHz with AMD's TurboCore 2.0 technology. Not only the flagship model but the other APU's too seem to shatter the 4 GHz barrier with Turbo Boost. In addition to clock frequencies, VR-Zone specifications also list the iGPU frequencies as listed below:
- A10-6800K Radeon HD 8670D 844 MHz/ Quad Core 100W, 4.1 GHz/4.4 GHz
- A8-6600K Radeon HD 8570D 844 MHz/ Quad Core 100W, 3.9 GHz/4.2 GHz
- A10-6700 Radeon HD 8670D 844 MHz/ Quad Core 65W, 3.7 GHz/4.3 GHz
- A8-6500 Radeon HD 8570D 800 MHz/ Quad Core 65W, 3.5 GHz/4.1 GHz
- A6-6400K Radeon HD 8470D 800 MHz/ Dual Core 65W, 3.9 GHz/4.1 GHz
- A4-6300 Radeon HD 8370D 760 MHz/ Dual Core 65W, 3.7 GHz/3.9 GHz
The AMD Richland APU would be based on an enhanced version of the x86 Piledriver architecture which is built on a 32nm fabrication process. AMD Richland APU lineup would be compatible with FM2 socket motherboards fused with the A88X and A85X chipsets. The APUs allow compatibility with DDR3 DIMMs rated at 1866 MHz + O.C, while the chipset is set to support up to eight SATA 6GB/s devices with an additional 4 USB 3.0 ports and 14 USB 2.0 ports.It should be noted though that the HD 8000* IGP models on the Richland APU are based on the Southern Island GCN architecture which allow Dual GPU support with Radeon HD 7000 discrete graphic solutions. However, VR-Zone reveals that AMD would further expand their compatibility with Radeon HD 8000 discrete graphic solutions in the future when the products launch.
If you still aren't satisfied with the specifications of Richland APU, then know this that AMD has another APU platform under its sleeves that is scheduled for a 2013 launch and its equipped with the latest 28nm steamroller cores. Yup! Kaveri Accelerated processing units are arriving by the end of this year featuring the latest GCN 2.0 Radeon HD 8000 series IGP and HSA enhancements, more here.