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Published on July 31st, 2014 | by admin

AMD Introduces New APUs for System Builder and DIY Market

SYDNEY, Australia — July 31, 2014 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new AMD A10-7800 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) to the component channel. The 4th generation A-Series APU with up to 12 Compute Cores (4CPU + 8 GPU) unlocks the full APU potential with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features, and boasts powerful AMD Radeon™ R7 Series graphics for outstanding performance across applications. Combined with AMD’s acclaimed Mantle API, the AMD A10-7800 APU can enable accelerated performance across select AMD Gaming Evolved partner titles.

Revolutionary Architecture
• Up to 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) deliver amazing performance and responsiveness, bringing to life the full capability of the APU on various workloads, applications and top gaming titles
• The breakthrough new Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) allows the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony by quickly dividing and directing tasks to the appropriate cores for new levels of performance and efficiency for desktop and notebook PCs, enabling a new era of compute capabilities with compute cores
• Award-winning Graphics Core Next Architecture with AMD Radeon™ R7 series graphics and compute capability makes it a top choice for gamers who expect the best
• Support for UltraHD (4K) resolutions and new video post-processing enhancements that make 1080p videos look amazing when upscaled on an UltraHD-enabled monitor or TV

“The AMD A-Series APUs bring a superior level of gaming and compute experiences to the desktop PC,” said Bernd Lienhard, Corporate Vice President, AMD. “With support for AMD’s acclaimed Mantle API that simplifies game optimisations for programmers and developers to unlock unprecedented levels of gaming performance, transforming the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC.”

Equipped with AMD Quick Stream, AMD Steady Video and AMD TrueAudio technologies, the AMD A-Series APUs combine to deliver lifelike audio and video. Utilising a configurable thermal design power option (cTDP), enthusiasts are now able to fine-tune for maximum performance. In addition, AMD also announced the introduction of the AMD A8-7600 and AMD A6-7400K APU’s, ideal for consumers looking to upgrade their application and office experience on the PC. With the unifying FM2+ infrastructure for AMD APUs, users are enabled to build smaller form factors for gaming and home theatre PC (HTPC) systems.

Pricing and Availability

Manufacturer: AMD
Product Name: AMD A10-7800, AMD A8-7600, AMD A6-7400K
Australian Distributors: Avnet and Ingram Micro
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro

Product Details and RRP:

A10-7800 AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics A8-7600 AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics A6-7400K AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics
Compute Cores 12 (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 10 (4 CPU + 6 GPU) 6 (2 CPU + 4 GPU)
Max Turbo / CPU Frequency 3.9/3.5 GHz 3.8/3.1 GHz 3.9/3.5 GHz
HSA Features Yes Yes Yes
AMD TrueAudio Technology Yes Yes Yes
Mantle Support Yes Yes Yes
AMD Configurable TDP Optimised (45W) Optimised (45W) Optimised (45W)
Suggested Configuration Radeon™ R7 265 A88X 8GB DDR3-2133 Radeon™ R7 260 A78 8GB DDR3-2133 – A58 8 GB DDR3-1866
RRP AU $189 NZ $209 AU $125 NZ $139 AU $95 NZ $105

Availability: In addition with AMD Radeon memory, users can benefit from AMD AMP technology to help boost their gaming experience with the AMD Radeon R9 2400 Gamer Series memory which has been tested and certified for AMD A10 APUs , .The AMD A-Series APUs are now available worldwide from select e-tailers, retailers and system integrators.


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