AMD A8-7670K APU Released, A Budget Friendly Kaveri Refresh Processor
AMD recently launched their new budget friendly A8-7670K APU (Advanced Processing Unit) for socket FM2+. The AMD A8-7670K features up to 10 Compute cores (4 CPU and 6 GPU). Specifically these cores are an x86-64 quad core based on Excavator micro-architecture and an integrated Radeon R7 with 6 Graphics CoreNext 1.2 (384 stream processors). Aside from targeting the budget conscious market, it’s also targeting the upcoming operating system Windows 10, and for eSports online gaming.
AMD A8-7670K Features and Specs
The new AMD A8-7670K features a based clock speed of 3.6GHz, with a Max Turbo speed of 3.9GHz, paired with a 4MB L2 Cache. It features a dual-channel DDR3 integrated memory controller supporting DDR3-2133 MHz and a PCIE Gen 3.0 root complex. The APU has an unlocked base clock multiplier, which means that the APU is overclockable. Meanwhile, the integrated GPU has a clock speed of 757MHz and supports DirectX 12 and Mantle. It also features HSA, AMD FreeSync Technology Virtual Super Resolution and AMD Dual Graphics Support.
Looking at the slides below, AMD’s A8-7670K APU will compete against Intel’s Core i3-4160 and the Pentium G3258 processor paired with a GeForce GT 730 graphics card.
Price and Availability
AMD has started to roll out the new AMD A8-7670K and is expected to hit retail stores very soon, and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $117.99 USD.