AMD launches top-end APU
AMD has added a new top-end APU to its A10-series line-up, codenamed Godavari. The A10-7870K Black Edition replaces the Kaveri-based A10-7850K as the flagship in AMD’s APU range, and other Godavari parts are expected to follow soon. Like the 7850K, the 7870K features two Steamroller CPU modules, each containing two integer units for a total of four integer units.
Although the chip still has the same underlying architecture as its Kaveri brothers, it features a few tweaks in order to improve performance. The7870K’s stock clock speed has been raised to 3.9GHz (4.1GHz boost) from the 7850K’s 3.7GHz (4GHz boost), and the Radeon R7 GPU clock speed has also increased from 720MHz to 866MHz. The A10-7870K is available from www.scan.co.uk for £108 inc VAT now, and we hope to have a review soon.