AMD Richland APU Will Boost up to 4.4GHz

Last week we uncovered a number of details about AMDs upcoming APUs, including which GPU the APUs will have on board, the number of cores, and their TDP. This week, VR-Zone has revealed more details about AMD's upcoming APU chips. These new details include CPU base clock, boost clock and the GPU's clock speed.

AMD has planned for it's flagship model, the A10-6800K APU, to have both its base clock and boost clock above the 4 GHz mark. The A10-6800K will feature a base clock of 4.1 GHz along with a hefty 4.4 GHz boost clock. While the A10-6800K is the only APU with a base clock and a boost clock above 4 GHz, all but one of the other APU's will feature a boost clock above 4 GHz. The only chip that won't feature any clock speed above 4 GHz will be the lower end A4-6300, which will feature a boost clock of 3.9 GHz.

Something else that's worth mentioning is that the GPU on the Richland APUs will be part of the HD8000 Series based on the GCN architecture. This will allow Dual Graphics support with the current HD7000 Series of dedicated GPUs.

APU-modelCoresCPU Base / Boost Clock
GPU / Clock
TDP
A10-6800K44.1 / 4.4 GHz
Radeon HD 8670D / 844 MHz100W
A8-6600K43.9 / 4.2 GHzRadeon HD 8570D / 844 MHz100W
A10-670043.7 / 4.3 GHzRadeon HD 8670D / 844 MHz65W
A8-65004 3.5 / 4.1 GHzRadeon HD 8570D / 800 MHz65W
A6-6400K23.9 / 4.1 GHzRadeon HD 8470D / 800 MHz65W
A4-630023.7 / 3.9 GHzRadeon HD 8370D / 760 MHz65W
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    4 cores, 4,4Ghz, 100w TDP, intrestin' .... lets see the performance of the CPU (we know that the GPU part will kill any Intel HD whatever..)
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  • Marco925
    downhill911It may kill Intel's integrated GPUs and make games from unplayable to almost playable but for those wanting a bit more it will again be no go because once you add proper PCI-e GPU you will see that AMD CPU will not be fast/good/smart enough to match Intel's CPU.

    Until you actually build the computer and realise that You can throw in a much better video card for the same price which would certainly wipe out any difference between the CPUs.

    You, an enthusiast reading this site should know two crucial things. one, CPUs aren't meant for gaming, GPUs(Graphics Processors) Hence the name are meant for gaming, because gaming utilises graphics mostly. and Price is a big factor in building a computer. Unless you are have Several million in pocket change in the bank. Price is a factor for most people building a system. You want to compare an i7 to an FX? Sure the i7 will win the performance race. but considering that the i7 is roughly $150 more expensive than the FX, and that's just the CPU pricing i can take that money and buy a MUCH better video card. a 7950 vs a 7970 is mucch more worth my $150 IMO. Also. Intel boards are much more expensive and the feature sets on these boards aren't even as good. Comparing oranges to oranges (Can't say apples to apples. they're not apple computers) The Intel Sabertooth z77 vs the sabertooth 990fx, the 990fx is much cheaper. in my city, $244 for the intel vs $184 for the AMD board. I'll take my $60 and like i said, put it in video.

    This is my Opinion.
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  • A Bad Day
    downhill911It may kill Intel's integrated GPUs and make games from unplayable to almost playable but for those wanting a bit more it will again be no go because once you add proper PCI-e GPU you will see that AMD CPU will not be fast/good/smart enough to match Intel's CPU.


    I've played L4D2 and Civ 5 on a friend's A10 laptop, and you can get a fairly decent graphics at $600-$700.

    Beat that with an Intel laptop!
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    4 cores, 4,4Ghz, 100w TDP, intrestin' .... lets see the performance of the CPU (we know that the GPU part will kill any Intel HD whatever..)
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  • silverblue
    If Richland will work with the 7000 series in Dual Graphics, the lowest possible model looks to be the 7750. I think anything above this would defeat the object of Dual Graphics due to the 8670D being too weak, let alone the CPU cores.

    How does Resonant Clock Meshing stand to help at such high clock speeds? How are AMD planning on keeping power consumption at Trinity levels with the higher clock speeds all round... or is this going to prove an impossible task?

    So many questions...
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  • DRosencraft
    Typically you don't see a lot of talk about overclocking APUs, but what interests me is what implications this has for their next traditional desktop CPU iteration. Will the next FX series also be mostly or entirely above the 4GHz mark? It was mostly foreseeable that AMD would hit this mark given the clocks of their previous CPUs, but it's still interesting to see it actually delivered stock on a chip.
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