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Report: AMD's Richland Flagship Will Be A10 6800K APU

By - Source: Fudzilla | B 38 comments

AMD's Richland APUs, the successors of the current Trinity line, will not launch until early summer, but it appears that the company will continue its familiar sequence numbering system for the processors.

According to Fudzilla, the high-end Richland APU will be called A10 6800K and replace the current 5800K.

The 3.8 GHz/4.2 GHz, quad-core 5800K sits on the top of AMD's APU series with four CPU cores, 384 Radeon (HD 7660D) cores, and a TDP of 100 watts. AMD will be able to squeeze more power efficiency out of the 28 nm Richland chips. On the high-end, it is unlikely that the company will be changing the power envelope, but rather increase the off-the-shelf clock speed, which should easily be touching 4 GHz/ 4.4 GHz. Richland will also include AMD's new HD 8000 Radeon graphics core.

The A10 6800K as well as other Richland APUs are expected to be announced in June of this year.


 

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    TheBigTroll , January 9, 2013 12:11 PM
    if they can get the GPU to perform at a 550ti or above levels, im picking one up
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    unionoob , January 9, 2013 12:46 PM
    refillableNo matter whether this APU's GPU is going to perform better than a 550 Ti or not, budget gamers will still get an intel with a GPU. Especially when say an 8770 performs like a 660/7870.


    from my own experience budget gamers don't care if that is intel or AMD or something else, they just care is money, as it has to be cheap with good performance.
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    alvine , January 9, 2013 12:20 PM
    go amd!
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  • 22 Hide
    TheBigTroll , January 9, 2013 12:11 PM
    if they can get the GPU to perform at a 550ti or above levels, im picking one up
  • 19 Hide
    Anonymous , January 9, 2013 12:19 PM
    Nice APU!

    Graphic-Units become more and more potential. - Hopefully, the cpu will also become better.
  • 21 Hide
    alvine , January 9, 2013 12:20 PM
    go amd!
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    unionoob , January 9, 2013 12:20 PM
    TheBigTrollif they can get the GPU to perform at a 550ti or above levels, im picking one up


    Indeed, if they could bring such power there would be no second thought to buy it or no. with APU's AMD could actually have a chance to expand in casual market. You could get great GPU power with decent CPU power for reasonable price ( cheaper then competitor) and that would be big yes for many I think.
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    virtualban , January 9, 2013 12:34 PM
    And I still wish somebody would kick Intel's ass in the pure performance cpu session, though hope is slowly drifting away as Intel is probably intentionally holding back full performance jumps and just giving users 5-10% performance increases, so, the only true hope I see in the future is a world where the x86 license won't be held so tight and companies can innovate easily if they want to enter the race not 20 years behind.
    But I will still cheer for AMD when they kick Intel's ass in any direction they can. May, when time comes, the x86 monopolist be buried along with their tightly held IP.
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    mazty , January 9, 2013 12:43 PM
    refillableNo matter whether this APU's GPU is going to perform better than a 550 Ti or not, budget gamers will still get an intel with a GPU. Especially when say an 8770 performs like a 660/7870.

    Budget gamers don't buy intel. That's just stupid.
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    unionoob , January 9, 2013 12:46 PM
    refillableNo matter whether this APU's GPU is going to perform better than a 550 Ti or not, budget gamers will still get an intel with a GPU. Especially when say an 8770 performs like a 660/7870.


    from my own experience budget gamers don't care if that is intel or AMD or something else, they just care is money, as it has to be cheap with good performance.
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    sonofliberty08 , January 9, 2013 12:47 PM
    virtualbanso, the only true hope I see in the future is a world where the x86 license won't be held so tight and companies can innovate easily if they want to enter the race not 20 years behind.But I will still cheer for AMD when they kick Intel's ass in any direction they can. May, when time comes, the x86 monopolist be buried along with their tightly held IP.

    if those major software developer start to program their software for ARM......
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    The_Trutherizer , January 9, 2013 12:58 PM
    All they really have to do is ensure that their APU grpahics cores can operate in hybrid/crossfire (whatever it's called with APUs) mode with a wider variety of Graphics cards. If the current APUs could co-operate with my 6950 I'd have bought one faster than you can say GG All Ur Base Are Belong To Us. I mean hello... Cheers Intel (for us gamers at least).

    They can't seriously not have thought of that themselves. Why limit their own products?
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    SteelCity1981 , January 9, 2013 1:00 PM
    i'm waiting for kaveri myself it will have Radeons GCN on the gpu side and HSA support on the cpu side and will be based on the Steamroller arch, which should be out some time in the second half of 2013.
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    Soda-88 , January 9, 2013 1:48 PM
    sonofliberty08if those major software developer start to program their software for ARM......

    ARM in a desktop workstation/gaming rig... ha ha ha... ha.
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    mayankleoboy1 , January 9, 2013 1:50 PM
    There is no official announcement from AMD that Richland is 28nm or it has GCN2.0 (HD8000) GPU.

    @ Wolfgang Gruener : Quote me official source from which you wrote this 'article'.
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    mayankleoboy1 , January 9, 2013 1:53 PM
    Soda-88ARM in a desktop workstation/gaming rig... ha ha ha... ha.


    Intel in a smartphone with more than 8 hours of battery... ha ha ha... ha.
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    ddpruitt , January 9, 2013 2:19 PM
    How can Richland have an 8000 series Graphics core when it hasn't been announced and trinity still uses a 6000 series graphics core?

    I like the idea of going ARM though, low power + high performance (yes it can be done).
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    silverblue , January 9, 2013 2:34 PM
    TheBigTrollif they can get the GPU to perform at a 550ti or above levels, im picking one up

    More likely about half that.
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    Wisecracker , January 9, 2013 3:05 PM

    All evidence I've seen leads me to believe higher-binned (new stepping?) 32-nm Piledriver cores with likely enhanced IOMMU and memory controller.

    The Richlands *SIMD Engine Array* is not 28nm Cape Verdi, but called *Radeon Core 2* likely higher-clocked 40nm Turks MAYBE bumping the shaders (480 seems the next sweet spot in the Turks line --like a HD6670 or FirePro v4900-- but could be cut down even further for an APU)

    Improved performance and efficiency, with a 'slide-ways' move toward HSA.



    Kaveri in 2H-13

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    dozerman , January 9, 2013 3:07 PM
    mayankleoboy1There is no official announcement from AMD that Richland is 28nm or it has GCN2.0 (HD8000) GPU.@ Wolfgang Gruener : Quote me official source from which you wrote this 'article'.


    The HD8K that will be used in this chip is still VLIW4 and not GCN. It's just rebranded last gen stuff, much like what nvidia does.
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    ananke , January 9, 2013 3:36 PM
    The GPU core is the "new" mobile 8000M, which is rebranded current generation core. No GCN, but VLIW4.

    Btw. does the GPU has Silverlight hardware support? Anybody knows?
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    Wisecracker , January 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    Quote:
    The GPU core is the "new" mobile 8000M, which is rebranded current generation core. No GCN, but VLIW4.

    Btw. does the GPU has Silverlight hardware support? Anybody knows?


    The Radeon 8800M has 640 *Cape Verde XT* GCN cores, or essentially an HD7770.



    Silverlight acceleration is handled by the UVD (universal video decoder) using Avivo (AMD media codecs). Hard to say, really, where SL is headed. Hardware acceleration is getting better in SL but on most platforms it can still be a bit buggy.


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