AMD has announced a new mid-range A-series APU, the A8-7670K processor. The company has priced the ten-core processor at $117.99 (Rs. 7,500 approx). The new APU comprises of 4 CPU cores and 6 GPU cores. The 4 CPU cores are running at 3.6GHz with turbo frequency of 3.9GHz. The 6 GPU cores have a frequency of 757 MHz. This new mid-range APU features AMD’s Freesync technology, dual-graphics support and HSA features. However, the main feature of the APU is that it is Windows 10 ready and will support DirectX 12.
Here is the full Press release for the new APU
AMD, the company whose technology helps power the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4, today introduced the newest addition to its A-Series line of desktop processors. The A8-7670K APU provides a superb experience for Microsoft Windows 10, mainstream workloads, and eSports online gaming.
The A8-7670K is an affordable APU that combines the energy efficient processing power of an AMD CPU with the pixel pushing power of AMD Radeon graphics (GPU) in one convenient package. Users can easily multitask modern workloads and stream video in Windows 10 or mow down their enemies in popular eSports online gaming titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Powered by 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU), the A8-7670K APU provides the processing and graphics capability budget conscious mainstream users need today.
“AMD takes great strides to deliver innovative technology that provides the performance and convenience customers need today and tomorrow. The AMD A8-7670K APU is no exception. Our newest APU provides a smooth user experience and is engineered for Windows 10 and eSports online gaming,” said Kevin Lensing, Sr. Director, Client Business Unit at AMD.
“The new addition of the AMD A8-7670K APU allows us to deliver more options for discerning mainstream PC buyers,” said Zack Shutt, Vice President at Xidax. “AMD’s latest driver and feature support allow incredible new entry points for impressive gaming technologies such as FreeSync and Virtual Super Resolution.”
Revolutionary Architecture for Today’s Modern Workloads
· Energy efficient and convenient: AMD APUs combine the power of a CPU and dedicated graphics (GPU) in one chip
· Exceptional performance on today’s modern workloads with 10 compute cores1 (4 CPU running up to 3.9GHz + 6 GPU running at 757MHz)
· Experience new levels of performance and efficiency with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) which allows the CPU and GPU to work together in supported applications by quickly and automatically dividing and directing the right tasks toward the appropriate cores
Accelerate Windows 10
· Be prepared for the future; the AMD A8-7670K is designed to deliver a premium Windows 10 experience with ten compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)1
· Smooth video playback of movies and TV with hardware-based acceleration
· Boost performance in the new Microsoft Edge web browser with full graphics acceleration for HTML5 and WebGL
· Help protect sensitive data with hardware accelerated encryption and decryption when using Microsoft Bitlocker
· Easily stream Xbox One games to your PC
· Experience content streams without bumps and hiccups for smoother performance with AMD Quick Stream technology which allots more bandwidth to your highest priority applications
Powerful eSports Online Gaming Experience
· Enjoy smooth 1080p gaming on some of the world’s most popular games with powerful integrated Radeon R7 graphics
· Native H.264 video encoding empowers the AMD Gaming Evolved application allowing users to effortlessly record their gameplay
· Enjoy improved image quality when gaming at lower resolutions with Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)
· Enable advanced gaming technologies that improve performance and visual fidelity with support for multi-threaded APIs including DirectX 12, Vulkan, and Mantle
· Experience more realism and greater fields of view in supported games with AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
· Gamers can put an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync technology
Pricing and Availability
· The A8-7670K APU is available now at select e-tailers and participating system vendors
· Experience smart value at the suggested price (SEP) of $117.99 USD