Author: HP Date: Manufacture: AMD Product Name: A10-7890K Price: $149.99 Warranty: 3 Years
A few months ago AMD launched several new processor bundled with the company’s new range of silent stock air coolers.
The processors included the A10-7890K and A10-7870K Kaveri APUs and the Athlon X4 880K CPU on the FM2+ socket.
AMD launched the A10-7870K last year but now it comes bundled with a new stock CPU cooler.
The new stock cooler is being called the Near-Silent 125W thermal solution.
The main difference between the Wraith and the Near-Silent cooler is that the Wraith shroud illuminates.
In this review, we will focus on the A10-7890K which is an unlocked quad-core Kaveri APU with 512 stream processors, 4MB of L2 cache and a 95W thermal design power. The A10-7890K is aimed at budget users who play a lot of entry level games and don't really need discrete graphics. The base frequency of the A10-7890K is 4.1Ghz and boosts up to 4.3Ghz which makes it AMD's fastest APU to date. Also, AMD is bundling the A10-7890K APU with the Wraith cooler which is designed to handle TDPs of up to 125 watts
The A10-7890K is basically an A10-7870K but with a higher CPU frequency and the graphics performance is still the same. The A10-7870K sells for about $140 while the A10-7890K sells for $150 on Amazon. Since these two chips are 99.9% identical, you are basically paying $10 more for a 200 Mhz increase in CPU frequency. AMD's A10-7890K APU has four Steamroller CPU cores, eight GCN computer units, and support DDR3-2133 memory.
|AMD APU Processors Lineup|
|Model:||AMD A10-7890K||AMD A10-7870K||AMD A10-7860K||AMD|
|Graphics:||Radeon R7 Series||Radeon R7 Series||Radeon R7 Series||Radeon R7 Series||Radeon R7 Series||GPU Clock Speed:||866 MHz||866 MHz||757 MHz||757 MHz||720 MHz|
|Cores / Threads:||4/4||4/4||4/4||4/4||4/4|
|Core Clock:||4.1 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.3 GHz|
|Boost Clock:||4.3 Ghz||4.1 GHz||4.0 Ghz||3.9 GHz||3.8 GHz|
AMD wants to sell the A10-7890K APU to gamers who are on a budget and can save money by relying on the iGPU instead of buying a discreet GPU. With that being said, the FM2+ socket is nearing the end of its life and the A10-7890K is most likely the last processor for this socket.
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