AMD announces A10-7890K APU with Wraith cooler

March 2, 2016 // 2:42 p.m.

Tags: #a10-7870k #a10-7890k #accelerated-processing-un #accelerated-processing-unit #amd #amd-wraith #apu #athlon-x4-880k #processor #radeon #wraith

AMD has officially announced the first APU package to include its new Wraith heatsink and fan assembly: the A10-7890K accelerated processing unit.

Unveiled in January and thoroughly tested a month later, the AMD Wraith cooler is designed to offer improved cooling performance and significantly reduced noise levels over the company's previous stock design. First available as a bundle with the FX-8370 processor, the cooler has now reached AMD's accelerated processing unit (APU) family as a bundle with the newly-launched A10-7890K.

Designed to sit at the top of the company's gaming-centric APU family, the A10-7890K offers a claimed 1.02 teraflops of compute performance between its integrated eight-core Radeon R7 graphics processor - supporting DirectX12, OpenGL, Vulkan, and FreeSync, naturally - and the four CPU cores. Each CPU core runs at 4.1GHz with a peak turbo frequency of 4.3GHz, while the GPU runs at 866MHz. The chip includes 4MB of level 2 cache memory and, as a K-suffixed part, an unlocked multiplier for overclocking purposes.

At the same time, the company has also announced the A10-7870K, which drops the clock speed down to 3.9GHz stock and 4.1GHz turbo while retaining the same other specifications as its higher-end stablemate, along with an identical 95W thermal design profile (TDP). Oddly, though, this chip doesn't get the Wraith: instead, it gets a 'near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution' cooler. The same cooler is also bundled with the AMD Athlon X4 880K, whose specifications are similat to the APUs' but with the graphics processor removed and the clock speed set at 4GHz stock and 4.2GHz turbo.

Using the top-end A10-7890K with no discrete graphics, AMD claims, gamers can expect to play games like League of Legends at 89.1 frames per second, Counter-Strike: GO at 54.9fps, and DOTA 2 at 54.5fps, all under high detail settings and at 1080p. Naturally, the company is pushing the more demanding gamers towards its Radeon family of discrete add-in graphics products.

UK pricing for the new parts has yet to be confirmed.
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