AMD Launches Its Fastest Desktop APU and The Fastest Multi-Core Athlon Ever Made
Today, AMD launched its fastest desktop APU ever, the A10-7890K, as well as the fastest multi-core Athlon released to date, the X4 880K CPU.
Paired with the top-of-the-line AMD Wraith Cooler, the A10-7890K comes with 1.02 TFLOPS of theoretical compute performance, enabling “best-in-class online gaming, while offering near silent operation for a premium experience.”
Spec-wise, the new AMD APU features four CPU cores, 2x2MB of L2 cache, dual-channel DDR3-2133 memory support and Radeon R7 GPU with 8 compute units (CUs), or simply, 512 Stream Processors. The CPU clock is raised to 4.1GHz base and 4.3GHz Max Turbo, compared to last year’s flagship A10-7870K’s 3.9/4.1 GHz, while the GPU is still clocked at up to 866MHz. Further, the TDP is hold steady at 95W.
“Gamers will be able to enjoy playing the most popular online and eSports games right out of the box on high settings with the new AMD A10-7890K APU, which is capable of providing smooth frame rates in some of the most popular online games,” AMD said in a statement.
The new Athlon X4 880K, on the other hand, comes with a slightly different cooler version, the near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution, which is pretty much the same as the Wraith Cooler except it’s without the illuminated shroud. It boasts a 4.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency and an unlocked clock multiplier7, while the TDP rating and CPU cores remain the same.
According to AMD, “this processor delivers high multi-core performance that can deliver extremely high frame rates in some of the most played and popular online games, capable of providing smooth performance at 1440p and 4K when paired with a capable graphics card.”
As for the pricing, the A10-7890K costs US $165, while the Athlon X4 880K is priced even low at US $95.