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AMD Launches A10-6790K Richland APU

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

AMD has launched its new A10-6790K APU, which is based on the Richland configuration.

Today, AMD has announced a new APU, its A10-6790K. It makes some very small concessions as compared to the flagship A10-6800K, though it does have an even lower price, giving buyers even more value for their money.

The A10-6790K features a base clock speed of 4.1 GHz, and a Turbo Core speed of 4.3 GHz. Both of these figures are just 100 MHz less than the A10-6800K, so just a marginal difference. Due to the unlocked multiplier, the APU can easily be overclocked as well. Regarding graphics, the APU features the same Radeon 8670D graphics core, which carries 384 stream processors and runs at the same 844 MHz.

The memory frequency that the A10-6790K can support has been set at 1866 MHz.

AMD expects the A10-6790K Richland APU to carry a street price of about $130, which is $10 less than its bigger brother.

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    MANOFKRYPTONAK , October 28, 2013 8:10 PM
    Why for only $10? Make some really epic chips AMD, so that toms can write an amazing report on how you beat Intel. Like how the 290x beat the 780 for a hundred dollars less
    :) 
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    MANOFKRYPTONAK , October 28, 2013 8:10 PM
    Why for only $10? Make some really epic chips AMD, so that toms can write an amazing report on how you beat Intel. Like how the 290x beat the 780 for a hundred dollars less
    :) 
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    Amdlova , October 28, 2013 8:19 PM
    6670 has 480 stream processors maybe we have the power of 6670 on the hands xD
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    dudewitbow , October 28, 2013 8:37 PM
    Quote:
    6670 has 480 stream processors maybe we have the power of 6670 on the hands xD


    these entry level gpus probably can already hit DDR3 6670 levels. tis why next generation kaveri is going to be interesting alone. With increased IPC performance, and changing the IGPU from the older VLIW4(HD 6900 series) to the newer and more efficient GCN architecture. Tis why with the release of the HD 7730 DDR3 and GDDR5, it was scrutinized because its the likely candidate to be put into the Kaveri (since the 7730 has 384 GCN cores) which is the same # of cores as this APU has but with a different architecture.
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    vmem , October 28, 2013 10:18 PM
    why does AMD continue to crowd the already overcrowded APU niche market that it created for itself? you created it with Llano, got us all excited, now DO something with the market. the high end APUs are stuck as a hybrid HTPC/entry-gaming set-up and we really need more...
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    SchizoFrog , October 28, 2013 11:06 PM
    It would seem that the only way AMD is able to crank up the power levels is to blast it with more volts and run the chips at high temps as seen with the latest GPUs. If they do use that approach with the APUs as well, you might as well prepare for your PC internals to become a thermal nuclear wasteland of burned out parts.
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    dudewitbow , October 28, 2013 11:26 PM
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    why does AMD continue to crowd the already overcrowded APU niche market that it created for itself? you created it with Llano, got us all excited, now DO something with the market. the high end APUs are stuck as a hybrid HTPC/entry-gaming set-up and we really need more...


    if you want to stir some rumors up. today a supposed performance leak of a Kaveri sample was tested in cosmology benchmark Source where the IPC at 1.8Ghz of Kaveri/Steamroller is 134% of gen 1 bulldozer(31.6% better than piledriver/vishera). a 34% increase

    taking tom's cinebench 11.5 single thread values for reference. 8150 scored 1.03, 8320(closer clock rate to the 8150 compared to the 8350) scored 1.05, then the IPC ratio between bulldozer and piledriver is correct in the sense that 1.03>1.05 is about 2.9% gain. So if this rumored "34.5% gain" actually becomes real, then steamroller will be around 1.385, which is the single thread speed of an i3-3220(ivy bridge single thread clocked at 3.3ghz) which can possibly mean that kaveri is making that large leap to bridge the gap between AMD and Intel(especially since i3's are not capable of overclocking outside of slight BLCK changes). One of the primary causes is probably the die shrink that AMD really needed from 32nm to 28nm.


    take note of the sites note that the drop in FP calc is due to no L3 cache in an APU. Of course, take the leak with a grain of salt though.
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    palladin9479 , October 28, 2013 11:59 PM
    Don't use CB11.5 as it kinda sucks on non-Intel chips. Use the R15 version and you'll get radically different values though R15 is baised towards Haswell due to them using Intel's raytracing engine. Still it's a good measurement for determining performance of both single core and multi-core setups. You can also easily see the 20% efficiency hit that PD setups take when all modules are used.
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    tomsworkshop , October 29, 2013 9:46 AM
    AMD: pls give us some 8 cores APU with high end IGP like the PS4 has :) 
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    thexombie , December 23, 2013 8:26 PM
    yes please , I have been loyal to amd ever since the 1.1 tbird and would like to see the 8 core apu for the pc , when will the fm2+ be available any way I hought it was by the end of 2013