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

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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.



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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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The APU's are starting to get interesting.
 

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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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Wouldn't mind a HTPC based on the A8-3850 for some 720p gaming action also.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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Why same price for lower clock?
 
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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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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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3870k :wtf:

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

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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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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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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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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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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