As we know, AMD is getting ready to launch their first Kaveri APUs in January 2014. According to them, these new chips will provide around 20-30 percent gain over their predecessors in both GPU and CPU criteria.
The A10-7850K, being the flagship of the Kaveri APU series, is getting a lot of hype after its reveal last week. The main attraction is its GFlops value, although personally I was expecting some 1 TFlop value...
Along with the expected A10-7000K chips, two confirmed dual core chips; A4-6320 and A6-6420K are up for pre-order in USA. The pre-order price is quite high and is more than was expected previously. You can book your A10-7850K for just $189.24 while the A10-7700K can be reserved for a justified $167. We can expect the box edition of these processors to cost 12-20 bucks less than these pre-order parts, similar to what I suggested earlier (around $160). This will undoubtedly lead to a tough competition among the two chip giants.
Both the A10 APUs have attractive specification along with highly enhanced "Steamroller" cores. The A10-7700K has a base frequency of 3.5GHz which can be pushed up to 3.8GHz under load. This will also house 4MB Cache and 95 Watt Thermal Design Power as the Kaveri Giant (at least until now). The IGP of the same will have 384 Radeon cores and will be similar to one of the R7 series cards.
On the other side of the river, we have the flagship boss A10-7850K waiting for its turn. With a base frequency of 3.7GHz, it can go up to 4.0GHz in turbo mode. Like the aforementioned this will also be based on "Steamroller" cores, but there is an increase in the number of Radeon cores from 384 to 512. Both the above processors will fit in an FM2+ socket.
In this power-battle, we should not forget the two new dual-core A4-6320 and A6-6420K microprocessors based on the "Piledriver" architecture. Both of them share the same amount of cache size (1MB) and TDP value (65 Watts). A4-6320 will have a 3.9 GHz turbo frequency, with its base frequency still unknown. The latter features 4GHz base clock which can be increased to 4.2GHz in AMD Turbo Core.
The A4-6320 is available for a fair price of $57.30 while the better one can be pre-ordered for $75.85. All the new processors will fit into an FM2+ socket. Also it won't be a surprising thing if all these processors launch simultaneously as they are on pre-orders at the same time!
So, do you think the pre-order price is fair for these processors?
Will you get an upgrade to the A10-7850K?
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