Friday, November 29th 2013

AMD Starts Selling A10-6790K Socket FM2 APU

AMD began selling the A10-6790K, a new socket FM2 APU based on the 32 nm "Richland" silicon. The chip is positioned between the A10-6700 and the A10-6800K, and is a notch below the latter. It comes with an unlocked base-clock multiplier, making overclocking a breeze. The A10-6790K features 4.00 GHz CPU clocks, with maximum TurboCore frequencies of 4.30 GHz, each a notch (0.5x base) lower than the 4.10 GHz core and 4.40 GHz TurboCore frequencies of the A10-6800K. Further, the maximum rated DRAM speed is lowered from DDR3-2133 MHz on the A10-6800K, to DDR3-1866 MHz on the new chip. It features the same Radeon HD 8670D graphics clocked at 844 MHz, and its TDP rating is the same 100W. Expect the chip to be priced about 15 percent lower than the A10-6800K.

Source: Akiba PC Hotline
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19 Comments on AMD Starts Selling A10-6790K Socket FM2 APU

#1
Roph
For a moment there I thought kaveri had landed :(
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buildzoid
by: Roph
For a moment there I thought kaveri had landed :(
LOL me too
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#3
HisDivineOrder
I'm guessing AMD is trying to clear out inventory ahead of Kaveri.
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newtekie1
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113356

It's already at newegg, but right now it is $10 more than the A10-6800K. I'm sure that is just because it is new and the price will probably settle to about $110. Hopefully this means there will be a price cut on the A8-6600K since it is already at the $110 price point, so it wouldn't make much sense to keep both at the same price.
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NeoXF
by: newtekie1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113356

It's already at newegg, but right now it is $10 more than the A10-6800K. I'm sure that is just because it is new and the price will probably settle to about $110. Hopefully this means there will be a price cut on the A8-6600K since it is already at the $110 price point, so it wouldn't make much sense to keep both at the same price.
Umm... A10 6800K is on sale... that`s why it`s cheaper... The price is is just what it`s supposed to be.

Also, about A8 6600K & Co price cuts:
http://fudzilla.com/home/item/33091-amd-cuts-apu-prices
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#6
arterius2
inb4 Jorge says this is the best thing ever happened for AMD.
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#7
xvi
Well well well, AMD. I'm listening.
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Lionheart
by: Roph
For a moment there I thought kaveri had landed :(
Same :(
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newtekie1
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by: NeoXF
Umm... A10 6800K is on sale... that`s why it`s cheaper... The price is is just what it`s supposed to be.
The A10-6800K is pretty consistantly at $120-130. So right now the A10-6790K is overpriced.

by: Lionheart
Same :(
Kaveri is supposed to be FM2+ though.
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Slomo4shO
by: newtekie1

Kaveri is supposed to be FM2+ though.
There are plenty of FM2+ boards on sale.

With that said, I see no point of this chip. I would have rather seen Kaveri before Christmas...
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newtekie1
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by: Slomo4shO
There are plenty of FM2+ boards on sale.

With that said, I see no point of this chip. I would have rather seen Kaveri before Christmas...
I never said there wasn't FM2+ boards on the market, though I wouldn't say there are "plenty".

My point was that Kaveri is FM2+, the title clearly says FM2, so just by reading the title you could tell his wasn't Kaveri. Plus the Kaveri processors will be the Ax-7000 series.
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Slomo4shO
by: newtekie1
though I wouldn't say there are "plenty".
There are over 20 different models at Newegg so I guess our definition of plenty differs. But yes, you are right the title and the product number clearly points Richland :)
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newtekie1
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by: Slomo4shO
There are over 20 different models at Newegg so I guess our definition of plenty differs. But yes, you are right the title and the product number clearly points Richland :)
And there are over 3 times as many FM2 models. There are as many FM1 motherboards as there are FM2+. When we start to see more FM2+ motherboards than FM2, that is when there are plenty IMO.
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#15
TheGuruStud
Useless, should have just made them all 6700s and lowered the price.
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Lionheart
by: newtekie1
The A10-6800K is pretty consistantly at $120-130. So right now the A10-6790K is overpriced.


Kaveri is supposed to be FM2+ though.
Yes but sometimes I have a bad habit of just glancing at the headline instead of actually reading it properly & I instantly thought it might of been Kaveri :confused: Don't ask my why, my minds weird like that :fear:
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NeoXF
by: newtekie1
The A10-6800K is pretty consistantly at $120-130. So right now the A10-6790K is overpriced.
Well, A10 6790K is supposed to be 110-120... so there's a place for it.


by: Slomo4shO
There are plenty of FM2+ boards on sale.

With that said, I see no point of this chip. I would have rather seen Kaveri before Christmas...
Me too. Anyway, how does it affect you that it's out on the market? It's there and it isn't hurting anyone, hell, it's helping AMD get rid of slightly lesser chips and make a profit while they're at it.
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newtekie1
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by: NeoXF
Well, A10 6790K is supposed to be 110-120... so there's a place for it.
Yes, and we've gone full circle, it is $130 on newegg right now, it seems to be a little overpriced because it is new, the price should settle to about $110 and hopefully that will mean the A8-6600K gets a price cut. I'm just repeating what I already said that you decided to argue with and now agree with for some reason.
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Slomo4shO
by: NeoXF
Anyway, how does it affect you that it's out on the market? It's there and it isn't hurting anyone, hell, it's helping AMD get rid of slightly lesser chips and make a profit while they're at it.
It doesn't hurt me any. However, the lack of Kaveri chips this Christmas ensured that that two laptops I am purchasing are Haswell. The only loser is AMD for being incompetent and missing the entire holiday season on their new APU lineup for both the mobile and desktop markets. In addition, their mandated delay of AIB R9 290 and 290X (I can't recommend the reference design to anyone not water cooling) are certain to have more individuals turn to Nvidia for their holiday purchases. I guess AMD felt it was acceptable to lose market share for not only Q3 but Q4 as well. As soon AMD can figure out how to deliver a product in a timely manner, it can receive my business. Stockings must be stuffed before the 25th, not after!
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