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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 ClockGPU / ClockTDP
A10-6800K44.1 / 4.4 GHzRadeon HD 8670D / 844 MHz100W
A8-6600K43.9 / 4.2 GHzRadeon HD 8570D / 844 MHz100W
A10-670043.7 / 4.3 GHzRadeon HD 8670D / 844 MHz65W
A8-650043.5 / 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
  • 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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  • downhill911
    crisan_tiberiu4 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..)It 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.
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  • shikamaru31789
    Looks pretty sweet to me. I just hope there is a pretty decent boost in CPU power. If AMD could get the CPU in these to perform close to an i3 in games, they would be a fantastic bargain for gaming budget builds, as the improved CPU could handle CPU intensive games and the integrated GPU + a dedicated card could handle GPU intensive games. I'll wait for the benchmarks and if these outperform the Pentium G series and come close to the i3's, I'll definitely put one in the budget living room PC I'm planning to build later this year.
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  • These chips are really good value, probably not much difference in GPU power between it and the consoles, great for a cheap gaming system, 3rd CPU, $60 motherboard, $30 RAM, a $30 case, and a cheap hard drive, bargain!!
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  • ingtar33
    should be about a hd7750 plus an i3... if the prices are the same as last gen, and they make duel graphics work better, this could be almost a legit HD gaming platform for insanely low prices (the A10-5800k was a 720p gaming platform)
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  • sanilmahambre
    Richland or trinity

    which is better
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  • A Bad Day
    sanilmahambreRichland or trinity which is better
    Richland is essentially a higher clocked Trinity with a new GPU.

    Unless if you find a Trinity laptop at a killer sale price during the summer, Richland wins hands down.
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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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