Some details regarding the two Kaveri A-Series SKUs, the A10-7850K and the A10-7700K, have been revealed. We are assuming that the AMD A10-7850K is going to be the flagship Kaveri APU of AMD for the year 2014, thus replacing the Richland A10-6800K APU.
It has been brought to our knowledge that the A10-7850K is going to be featuring four Steamroller cores and 512 GCN stream processors and these features are going to help it come on equal levels with the Radeon HD 7750 as far as the graphics are concerned. It features a max compute of 856 GFLops for the CPU plus the GPU. This is a few steps ahead of the Richland A10-6800K APU which had 779 GFlops. The clock speeds have been maintained at 3.7 GHz and it is assumed that this will be the base clock speeds. The Turbo is going to feature speeds which are going to surpass the 4 GHz barrier. The APU has an L2 cache of 4 MB while the GPU on the other hand is clocked at 720 MHz. A10-7850K features the GCN graphics die which come with 8 GPU cores. These cores are going to represent a total of 512 stream processors.
Moving on, we have the A10-7700K unlocked chip. This one comes with the Steamroller core architecture. The clock speeds have been set at 3.5 GHz and 3.8 GHz with a max boost. With an L2 cache of 4 MB and the HSA features, it also provides support for the True Audio technology. The GPU comes with GCN graphics die and features 6 shader units. This sums up to 384 Stream processors which are clocked at 720 MHz. there is a slight possibility that this part might end up featuring a lower TDP. This is primarily because of the cut down graphics die.
We are expecting the A10 series to be released on the 14th of January 2014 and will be priced within the sub-$150 range.
Jul 08, 2014 0