Yesterday AMD has announced its brand new A8-7670K accelerated processing unit (APU) created for low end computers. The new APU is based on “Kaveri” but it is slightly weaker than A10-7870K.
The AMD A8-7670K has four “Steamroller” cores (two dual-core modules) with high clock rates of 3.60GHz/3.90GHz, integrated AMD Radeon R7 graphics engine with 384 stream processors (six GCN compute units) operating at 757MHz, a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller with hUMA (heterogeneous unified memory architecture) technology, 4MB level two cache and the thermal power is designed in such a way that it can achieve up to 95W. Its a good news for low end gamers who cannot afford heavy systems like, i7 third and fourth generation, i5 fourth generation etc. Sadly, the upcoming hybrid microprocessor fails to support hardware decoding of H.265 streams as well as fails to support HDMI 2.0 output, therefore the A8-7670K is not an ideal choice to create HTPCs offering Ultra HD Blu-ray.
The upcoming chip will able to support all existing FM2+ mainboards based on AMD’s A88X, A78, 68H and A58 chipsets and offering the hottest BIOS versions.
“AMD takes great strides to deliver innovative technology that provides the performance and convenience customers need today and tomorrow,” said Kevin Lensing, senior director of client business unit at AMD. “The AMD A8-7670K APU is no exception. Our newest APU provides a smooth user experience and is engineered for Windows 10 and eSports online gaming.”
The upcoming processor offers reworked power supply circuitry, that gives cleaner and greater volume power delivery to the fail. The new circuitry also permits much better overclockability.
The suggested price (SEP) of the AMD A8-7670K is $117 .99.