AMD has new APUs and new pricing for the ones already on the market

Subject: General Tech | May 7, 2015 - 02:17 PM |
Tagged: amd, Carrizo-L, A8-7410, A6-7310, E2-7110, E1-7010, APU

AMD has provided information on their new Carrizo-L based 7000 series of chips featuring the A8-7410, A6-7310 and the A4-7210 as well as the E2-7110 and E1-7010.  The two E series chips replace the low powered Beema APS, the E1-6010 and E2-6110 which were found in All-in-One machines with the new E2-7110 being the first of that series to have four cores.  The other three models are new desktop chips with newer graphics cores, the full feature set you would expect and slightly higher TDPs than the E-Series.

The existing AMD A-Series Desktop APUs have seen a price reduction today with prices for the top end A10-7850K reduced to $127 with the low end A4-7300 costing a mere $42 which helps AMD's positioning as a supplier in the lower end of the market.  You can see the entire price list as well as some information about the new R300 series of GPUs in their post.

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"The AMD A-series APU are also the world’s best SoCs for DirectX 12, as independent testing showed a 41% framerate increase under DirectX 12 – read more in the AMD blog here. Additionally, using DirectX 12 the AMD A-series APU was able to demonstrate an incredible 511% increase in performance per watt.

Finally, with a suitably equipped AMD socket FM2+ motherboard featuring DisplayPort, AMD A-series APUs also support AMD FreeSync to deliver all the incredible experience benefits detailed in our AMD blog here."

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May 7, 2015 | 03:50 PM - Posted by John Blanton (not verified)

I bought my A10-7850K on day one for 190.00$ I don't regret the purchase but now I can't help feeling a tiny bit ripped off.

May 7, 2015 | 04:24 PM - Posted by Heavy (not verified)

you wont feel rip off once game switch to dx12 like he said we will see a huge performance increase so we can problably play 1080p games at 40-50 fps

May 7, 2015 | 11:32 PM - Posted by JL (not verified)

Except it probably take 2-3 years for proper directx 12 games to come out in the market.
By the time, 7850k probably way too outdated. Sigh.....

May 12, 2015 | 11:42 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

You can already easily play very many games on "1080p with mid/mid-high and some even outright high settings while 50~60FPS" with APUs these days, even without Kaveri.
It heavily depends on your memory's frequency rather than APU itself, since difference between top Trinity, top Richland, and top Kaveri, sheer computing power-wise, is actually very small.

Sure, you won't be able to run something like "GTA V in 1080p on very high at 60 FPS" with A10 5800K/6800K/7850K, but absolute majority of the "~8 years old"-PC titles would run just fine (like first Witcher, Max Payne 3, Sniper Elite II, Dead Space, BIOHAZARD 5, Fallout 3, Skyrim, X3, Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect, and etc). You can play older games absolutely fine with these. And that's the exact kind of people at whom APUs are aimed to begin with, in all actuality. APUs aren't made for the "modern age geymurr"-kiddies who only play everything "fresh" and YOBA, but, essentially, for the "oldfags". Main example is the entire worldwide emulation community: APUs are well received and highly praised in the emulation scene. You can build extremely small, very quiet and highly power-efficient emulation machines based on APUs, which would also perform outstandingly well with any kinds of both gaming (be those of the older systems like Famicom/Genesis/SNES/Neo-Geo and etc., or things like Saturn/PSOne/Dreamcast/PS 2/Gamecube/Wii) and non-gaming emulators, so very many people inside the worldwide emulation scene will easily prefer to use APU instead of a pricey Intel monster any given day, without any second thought.

May 7, 2015 | 07:55 PM - Posted by jchambers2586

there we have it they cannot compete with a i5.

May 12, 2015 | 11:20 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Still not enough of a cut for me personally, but pretty decent nonetheless. I'm talking about top Kaveri, of course. Personally, I've been only using top Trinity and top Richland up until this point when it came down to using APUs (I never picked up Kaveri because price to performance margin was completely ruined on that one, it was waaay unbalanced), this price cut definitely brings this thing a little bit closer to me, but not close enough yet. I'll get it only when it goes at 100$ exactly or lower..and the problem with the time that happens, Zen/some new APU would probably be already out. :\
I'm seriously starting feeling like Kaveri would be a complete vaporware for me personally. The returns are just that heavily diminished in this particular one, never was worthy back when it was just released, not worth it right now, highly doubtful it would be worth enough in the near future.

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