There were a couple of pictures posted on the Facebook page of Biostar and they showcased the new A10-7850k APU which was running on their Hi-Fi A88W 3D board under LN2 cooling. The A10-7850k is seen running at 4.2 GHz in a few cases but the actual clock speed rates still have not been confirmed which were designed for the LN2 session.
So it has finally been confirmed that the flagship A10 Kaveri APU from AMD is going to come all bundled up with the Battlefield 4. This piece of information has been revealed through a Swedish source and it is quite surprising as well as happy news because AMD APU’s are usually known for being priced very reasonably and now it comes with a little surprise.
Good news for those who are planning to get their hands on the Kaveri APUs; the A10-7850K and A10-7700K which are coming soon. ShopBLT has revealed a few details about the pricing of these for the pre orders along with some other enlightening details.
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 was revealed at the introductory announcement that the APU was featuring the four Steamroller B cores and GCN based graphics. This was about two weeks ago and by now we have been able to get our hands on some more details regarding how the new platform will work and what are the features which surely everyone by now wants to know.
The APU by AMD, named as Bonaire and Pitcairn GPUs and Jaguar Cores, has been successfully delivered to both the Xbox One and PS4. Reports have shown that the PS4 has been equipped with 1152 SPs and 8 Jaguar Cores but some leaked information confirms that there are 128 SPs left which are still unaccounted for.
AMD’s APU project has really progressed over the past year. Ideally we would like an APU to be a 50/50 distribution of CPU and GPU Power. AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU is the closest thing to it with 47% of it being made up of the GPU. Below you can see a comparison between AMD’s Kaveri and Intel’s Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell architecture.
The official debriefing has been given by AMD and it seems like we have a handful of details regarding the next generation Kaveri APU by AMD and this puts a lot on our plates. The upcoming A-Series Kaveri APUs by AMD are going to be branded as A10/A8/A6/A4-7000 series and these are now going to be ready to take place of the A10/A8/A6/A4-6000 series ‘Richland’ APUs.
An engineering sample of AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU has been spotted as VR-Zone has obtained one. This is AMD’s first HSA supporting APU and is set to launch at CES on January 7th and will be released in the channel shortly after.