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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.

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AMD A8-7670K APU

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.

AMD A8-7670K APU Features

AMD A8-7670K APU Specifications

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.

AMD A8-7670K APU vs Intel Core i3-4160 vs Pentium G3258-03

AMD A8-7670K APU vs Intel Core i3-4160 vs Pentium G3258-02

AMD A8-7670K APU vs Intel Core i3-4160 vs Pentium G3258-01

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.

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