AMD has just announced availability of its latest budget socket FM2+ APU, the A8-7670K. THis APU is based on the company’s new 28nm “Godvari” silicon. It is the combination of a quad-core x86-64 CPU based on the “Excavator” micro-architecture and a Radeon R7 series graphics core that has six Graphics CoreNext 1.2 compute units, which gives you 384 stream processors, a dual channel DDR3 integrated memory controller, with native support for DDR3-2133 MHz memory, and a PCI-Express gen 3.0 root complex.
The CPU cores on the chip are clocked at 3.60 GHz with a maximum TurboCore frequency of 3.90 GHz. The CPU does have unlocked base-clock multipliers, which enables CPU overclocking. The four CPU cores are spread across two “Excavator” modules, with 4 MB of cache between them. The GPU is clocked at 757 MHz and has native support for DirectX 12. There is also dual-graphics support letting you pair it with discrete GPUs from AMD’s lineup. The A8-7670K is available now with a retail price of $117.99.