Only ten more days till the official launch of the AMD’s Kaveri APU but we have already been showered with a lot of tits and bits regarding it which are merely leaks about the A10-7800. Baidu Chinese forums have given some pretty interesting performance leaks on the APU where apparently one of the users managed to get hands on the final retail sample of chip which was compared against the A10-6800K and the result was some pretty interesting numbers.
The flagship Kaveri APU for 2014 is going to be the AMD A10-7850K which is coming in place of the Richland A10-6800K and has four Steamroller cores and 512 GCN stream processors. This is what brings its performance on par with the Radeon HD 7750 as far as the performance of graphics is concerned. The max compute of the APU is 856 GFLops (GPU + CPU) which is more than what was featured on the former flagship Richland A10-6800K APU. 3.7 GHz is the maintained base clock speed and the Turbo allows the speed to cross 4 GHz. Talking about the GPU, it positions itself in the R7 2**D series and has been clocked at 720 MHz and the APU has an L2 cache of 4 MB.
Moving on, we have another A10-7700K unlocked chip which also comes with Steamroller core architecture. It has a max boost clock of 3.8 GHz and base clock of 3.5 GHz and has an L2 cache of 4 MB. All this has been teamed up with the HSA features and True Audio technology support. Mentioning the GPU, we have the GCN graphics die featuring 6 shader units which equals to a total of 384 Stream processors clocked at 720 MHz.
Looking at the SKU details of the A10-7800 (Non-K), it comes with 4 cores which are clocked at 3.5 GHz base and 3.9 GHz turbo. Furthermore, the graphics side includes 8 GCN compute units resulting in 512 Stream processors which would be clocked at 654 MHz base and 720 MHz boost.
For those who are worried about the graphics performance of this being too slow, they need to be assured that AMD has yet to launch a Catalyst Driver suite which has been designed exclusively to provide better and enhanced graphical performance.
Jan 29, 2015 0