Tuesday, March 1st 2016

AMD Announces the A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K Processors

AMD today announced new additions to its 2016 Desktop processor family, offering increasingly powerful processor options available for anyone seeking outstanding gameplay and power efficiency for their desktop PC. Setting a new APU Standard, the new AMD A10-7890K is the fastest AMD desktop APU released to date, with 1.0 TFLOPS of theoretical compute performance. This new processor has been paired with the top-of-the-line AMD Wraith Cooler to deliver a high-performance combination, enabling best-in-class online gaming, while offering near silent operation for a premium experience.

Gamers will be able to enjoy playing the most popular online and eSports games right out of the box on high settings with the new AMD A10-7890K APU, which is capable of providing smooth frame rates in some of the most popular online games like League of Legends, DOTA2, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. AMD APUs combine the power of AMD processors with the performance of discrete Radeon R7 class graphics in one convenient SoC, and support DirectX 12, OpenGL, Vulkan, and FreeSync in addition to Microsoft Xbox One game streaming on Windows 10.

New AMD Athlon X4 880K
The new Athlon X4 880K is the fastest multi-core Athlon processor ever made, boasting a 4.20 GHz maximum turbo frequency and an unlocked clock multiplier. Paired with the new near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution -- featuring the same capable hardware and performance of the Wraith Cooler, without the illuminated shroud -- this processor delivers high multi-core performance that can deliver extremely high frame rates in some of the most played and popular online games, capable of providing smooth performance at 1440p and 4K when paired with a capable graphics card.

A10-7870K APU, now bundled with the new, near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution
The proven and powerful A10-7870K now comes with the new, near-silent 125W AMD thermal solution featuring the same capable hardware and performance of the Wraith Cooler, without the illuminated shroud.

Pricing and Availability
The new AMD A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K processors and thermal solutions, and the AMD A10-7870K with its new 125W Thermal Solution, are planned to be available for sale at the end of March 2016 at select retailers/e-tailers and participating system vendors
Suggested price (SEP) as of March 1, 2016:
  • AMD A10-7890K - $164.99 USD
  • AMD A10-7870K - $139.99 USD
  • AMD Athlon X4 880K - $94.99 USD
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16 Comments on AMD Announces the A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K Processors

#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Honestly with these I would be way more impressed if they had stuffed roughly an R9 280 on it.
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#3
Caring1
cdawall said:
Honestly with these I would be way more impressed if they had stuffed roughly an R9 280 on it.
That was my first thought too, R7 graphics are still lacking in games and an R9 would have been better.
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#4
xorbe
Still another month before general availability ... 7 month delay since first announcement.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
xorbe said:
Still another month before general availability ... 7 month delay since first announcement.
Really? The wraith cooled 8370's are already at microcenter as of like 2 weeks ago. I will check if these come in soon.
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#6
GhostRyder
880K and the new Wraith cooler (Or non illuminated Wraith) is pretty nice for that price in my book.

Only problem with me, why are none of these excavator???
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
GhostRyder said:
880K and the new Wraith cooler (Or non illuminated Wraith) is pretty nice for that price in my book.

Only problem with me, why are none of these excavator???
I honestly think they have had scaling issues. That is the only reason I can imagine they wouldn't have released one. Maybe the excavator chips wont clock over 3ghz?
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#8
xorbe
cdawall said:
Really? The wraith cooled 8370's are already at microcenter as of like 2 weeks ago. I will check if these come in soon.
The article is about 7890K and 880K -- where did you get 8370 from? I must be overlooking some detail or implication here.
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
xorbe said:
The article is about 7890K and 880K -- where did you get 8370 from? I must be overlooking some detail or implication here.
Just that those with the wraith cooler shipping are supposedly delayed as well. It is already out, I doubt these will take much longer wouldn't surprise me if they were on the shelves this week.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
It will probably not be worth it over the A8-7670K. None of the APU's are IMO (depending on how much more they are of course). One of them + motherboard is about €160 here, hard to beat that price honestly if you're after a new low budget machine capable of *some* gaming.
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#11
hojnikb
Very dissapointed, that 880K isn't a carrizo based part.
Whats the point in buying this instead of 860K ?
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#12
xorbe
hojnikb said:
Very dissapointed, that 880K isn't a carrizo based part.
Whats the point in buying this instead of 860K ?
Looks like 4.0/4.2 instead of 3.7/4.0, so a small 5-8% frequency bump, plus the hsf if doing a new build. I was thinking to make a new openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux box.
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#13
silentbogo
I'm still wondering what's the point of 880K, besides getting rid of leftover material.
It's like a product destined for failure: barely any better than 860K (both most likely have the same average OC threshold), more expensive than it's main Intel competitor G3258, and definitely outshined by a cheaper FX-6300.

A10-78xx makes a bit more sense, but I wish those were at least $20-$30 cheaper... Because at this point 860K + dedicated R7 250 costs almost the same as announced A10-7870K.
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
silentbogo said:

A10-78xx makes a bit more sense, but I wish those were at least $20-$30 cheaper... Because at this point 860K + dedicated R7 250 costs almost the same as announced A10-7870K.
Which is how the A8-7670K is at the sweet spot. Overclocks well and overall performance is very close to the more expensive chips.
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#15
GhostRyder
cdawall said:
I honestly think they have had scaling issues. That is the only reason I can imagine they wouldn't have released one. Maybe the excavator chips wont clock over 3ghz?
Maybe, but I feel that would be odd because I would view that as a flop in my book which would make the chip basically a mobile exclusive or low end desktop chip.

silentbogo said:
I'm still wondering what's the point of 880K, besides getting rid of leftover material.
It's like a product destined for failure: barely any better than 860K (both most likely have the same average OC threshold), more expensive than it's main Intel competitor G3258, and definitely outshined by a cheaper FX-6300.

A10-78xx makes a bit more sense, but I wish those were at least $20-$30 cheaper... Because at this point 860K + dedicated R7 250 costs almost the same as announced A10-7870K.
Well bear in mind two things:

1: This chip is not only improved in slight ways over the 860k, but it comes with the better cooler as well. (its just a slight update)
2: the FX lineup are missing features and the single threaded is better on this chip.

I do agree though, its a tiny update nothing more and not really completely needed.
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#16
jmcslob
Frick said:
It will probably not be worth it over the A8-7670K. None of the APU's are IMO (depending on how much more they are of course). One of them + motherboard is about €160 here, hard to beat that price honestly if you're after a new low budget machine capable of *some* gaming.
Microcenter will have the 7890k with mobo for $165 or $40 off any mono of your choice and $10 off a Crucial memory kit and they sell Samsung 850 500gb for $140...
So at least over here these things are awesome deals...
With 2.4Ghz memory you at least get Xbox 360 gameplay...
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