Monday, December 5th 2011

AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K up for Pre-Order

Later this month, AMD will finally launch its much overdue unlocked A8 and A6 series APUs in the FM1 package, that are geared for overclocking. The A8-3870K is clocked at 3.00 GHz, and the A6-3670K at 2.60 GHz. The two are quad-core APUs, and differ by the core clock speeds and integrated GPUs. While the A8-3870K packs Radeon HD 6550D graphics with 400 stream processors, the A6-3670K has Radeon HD 6530D graphics with 320 stream processors. The two were listed for pre-order on ShopBLT, with the A8-3870K priced at US $143.77, and the A6-3670K at $121.50. It is expected that prices of A8-3850 and A6-3650 will drop after the launch of these two chips.

Source: CPU World
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42 Comments on AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K up for Pre-Order

#1
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Been waiting to see these start on pre-order. Time to wait and see what APU's can ACTUALLY do when overclocked.
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#2
jpierce55
The APU's are starting to get interesting.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
if i was building a system for anyone in the coming months, these would probably be at the heart of it.
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#4
NdMk2o1o
Wouldn't mind a HTPC based on the A8-3850 for some 720p gaming action also.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Hmmm....
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#6
chrone
if it can be overclocked to 3.6ghz without raising the vcore, and still the c1e and cnq are enabled, would be great! :D
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#7
damric
I bet these 32nm Athlon II cores will clock like crazy.

This is cool, but what I really wish intel would have released an unlocked version of the i3 sandy.
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#8
Steevo
by: Mussels
if i was building a system for anyone in the coming months, these would probably be at the heart of it.
This is what I have been holding off for too. I have built three quad core systems in the last year and have since held off customers for the latest gen FM1's to play with.
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#9
Casecutter
While probably nice to play with, I don't care to invest in a mobo that will be a one dance wonder. With Trinity destined for FM2 it kind of takes the wind out to the FM1. But still if the pricing works and it "fits the bill" an A8 HTPC that provides some decent 720p gaming it has merit.
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#11
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Once again the price is right . AMD can get tons of fast cash with little improvement in performance ! AMD seems to be stagnant , In a rut ?
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#14
theoneandonlymrk
just a shame they dont support more pciex lanes for me ive seen 2x16 as the max on any of the a75 mobos
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#15
pantherx12
by: theoneandonlymrk
just a shame they dont support more pciex lanes for me ive seen 2x16 as the max on any of the a75 mobos
Surely that could be split to 4x8 ?
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#16
theoneandonlymrk
yeh and id have that but no mobo has more then 2 pciex16 slots that ive found i actually only want 2x pciex16 and 1x @4xpcoex so 3 in total but ive not seen any that does that

for xfire + a pciex ssd

then again just found this aahhh google

ASRock A75-EXTREME6 Motherboard - AMD Socket FM1 - AMD A75 FCH Chipset - 4x DDR3-2400 - 3x PCIe x1

http://www.getprice.com.au/ASRock-A75-EXTREME6-Motherboard-AMD-Socket-FM1-AMD-A75-FCH-Chipset-4x-DDR3-2400-3x-PCIe-x1-Gpnc_37--58572079.htm
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#17
AphexDreamer
I think AMD is going to blow intel out of the water going this route with some super chip.

Intel isn't going to even know what hit them.

AMD-"yeah we aren't competing with Intel like we used to.... because we are making highly powerful and advance Hybrid CPU's now."
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#18
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
3870k :wtf:

Are they stealing a page from Intel's naming book there?

by: pantherx12
Surely that could be split to 4x8 ?
AFAIK, Llano only gives 20 PCI-E lanes. Most of the dual slot boards are actually one x16 slot, and one x4 slot. Some do two x8 slots instead. There really wouldn't be a way to do more than 2 slots, they'd all have to be x4 slots.
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#19
v12dock
by: newtekie1
3870k :wtf:

Are they stealing a page from Intel's naming book there?
i7-3770T :wtf:

Are they stealing a page from AMD's naming book there?
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#20
erocker
by: newtekie1
3870k :wtf:

Are they stealing a page from Intel's naming book there?
No, ATi:



erm.. themselves.
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#21
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: v12dock
i7-3770T :wtf:

Are they stealing a page from AMD's naming book there?
Probably...
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#22
Aldv3x
As if these APUs werent awesome enough. My A8-3850 idles at around 10-15C, 30-40C on load, 70C while running minecraft(Lol?? Not kidding!). Overclocking this a little bit ought to use up some of that heat headroom in exchange for some awesome performance increases. AMD has a great product on their hands. I believe that they should straight up quit on the low-end CPUs and only make APUs and socket FM1 CPUs. Everything FM1 so far has blown my socks off. The Athlon II X4 (FM1) outperforms the best AM3 one by about 15% and costs like 2/3.

Seeing as everything FM1 so far has been locked, it should be interesting to see an unlocked CPU for this socket. I see no reason not to get one of these, since its like $5 more than the 3850 and clocked higher. That is, if the 3850 doesnt drop in price.

Edit: For anyone looking for extreme performance, wait for the A10-5800 this spring or the A10 5850K this summer.
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#23
repman244
by: Aldv3x
My A8-3850 idles at around 10-15C
I didn't know you could live in a room that is at 5C. Those idle readings are incorrect like with most of AMD's CPU's.
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#24
chron
by: Mussels
if i was building a system for anyone in the coming months, these would probably be at the heart of it.
I actually may BE building a system in the coming months and appreciate the input.

I've got a mortgage now so I have to be smart about my money. It seems like AMD might be the way to go.
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#25
pantherx12
by: Aldv3x
As if these APUs werent awesome enough. My A8-3850 idles at around 10-15C, 30-40C on load, 70C while running minecraft(Lol?? Not kidding!). Overclocking this a little bit ought to use up some of that heat headroom in exchange for some awesome performance increases. AMD has a great product on their hands. I believe that they should straight up quit on the low-end CPUs and only make APUs and socket FM1 CPUs. Everything FM1 so far has blown my socks off. The Athlon II X4 (FM1) outperforms the best AM3 one by about 15% and costs like 2/3.

Seeing as everything FM1 so far has been locked, it should be interesting to see an unlocked CPU for this socket. I see no reason not to get one of these, since its like $5 more than the 3850 and clocked higher. That is, if the 3850 doesnt drop in price.

Edit: For anyone looking for extreme performance, wait for the A10-5800 this spring or the A10 5850K this summer.
70c in mine craft? Have you got v-sync switched off? If you do switch it on, temps will go down.

Also as has been stated, amd idle temps are always way off :p
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