Gigabyte Announces Supports for Kaveri A-Series

AMD's latest A10-7850K and A10-7700K APUs combine a CPU core based on the Steamroller architecture with an updated Radeon graphics core and native support for 8 GT/s PCI Express gen 3.0 and DX 11.1 graphics. There's also native support for 4K resolution displays on HDMI and DisplayPort.

AMD formally introduced us to its 2014 lineup of A-Series APUs with Radeon R7 graphics on Tuesday of this week. In total, there are three new chips. There's the aforementioned A10-7850K for $173, which has 12 compute cores (eight GPU and four CPU), a max turbo core clock of 4.0 GHz (default is 3.7 GHz), and a GPU frequency of 720 MHz. Its max TDP is 95W.

Then there's the A7700K, which is priced at $152, packs 10 compute cores (six GPU and four CPU), a max turbo core frequency of 3.8 GHz (default CPU frequency is 3.4 GHz) and GPU frequency of 720 MHz. You're looking at a TDP of 95W there, too.

Lastly, there's the A8-7600, which is the cheapest at $119. This one packs 10 compute cores (again, six GPU and four CPU), and a max turbo core frequency of 3.8 GHz (default CPU frequency of 3.3 GHz) at 65W TDP. However, with a TDP of 45W, the chip has a max turbo speed of 3.3 GHz and a default core clock of 3.1 GHz. In both cases, the GPU frequency is 720 MHz. All three chips have 4 MB of L2 cache.

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  • de5_Roy
    either drop the a10 7850k price down to $150, or make a8 7600 available now at $120. until then, both desktop a10 apu prices make haswell core i3 and i5 look better. because at their current prices, kaveri's target customer base might have to buy cheaper motherboards with lesser features and quality. additionally, some of the fx cpus are selling for really cheap prices.
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  • the1kingbob
    Why is there not going to be support for A85X? This was the top of the line chipset I thought, why wouldn't they continue to support?
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  • teun680
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    Why is there not going to be support for A85X? This was the top of the line chipset I thought, why wouldn't they continue to support?
    Because they replaced it with a88x, a85x is obsolete.
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