AMD Releases the A8-7670K APU
AMD has a new APU for us that looks like it will fit extremely well in a low budget gaming machine. Based on the slides, if you’re one of the many that is hopping on board to the ever growing MOBA genre, or just like to kill time on Roblox, then you may have found the perfect chip that won’t break the bank. Honestly, while I know many of us are just waiting for Zen, my only true complaint is how little we see these APUs in laptops. The reason I say this is I know plenty of kids who use their parents laptops for League of Legends, Minecraft and Roblox. If AMD could market chips like this as the perfect solution for the family laptop, especially since many families use the laptop as a slightly more mobile desktop anyways, I think they would be hitting the mark perfectly. As it is, this is still a very budget friendly solution for some decent gaming so check out the press release and slides below.
New AMD A-Series Desktop Processors: Smart Choice for Everyday Computing, Powerful eSports Engine and Ready for Windows® 10
— New AMD A8-7670K APU delivers an excellent experience and value for today’s modern workloads and Microsoft® Windows® 10 support —
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 20, 2015 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), the company whose technology helps power the Microsoft® Xbox One™ and the Sony® PlayStation 4™, today introduced the newest addition to its A-Series line of desktop processors. The A8-7670K APU provides a superb experience for Microsoft Windows 10, mainstream workloads, and eSports online gaming.
The A8-7670K is an affordable APU that combines the energy efficient processing power of an AMD CPU with the pixel pushing power of AMD Radeon™ graphics (GPU) in one convenient package. Users can easily multitask modern workloads and stream video in Windows® 10 or mow down their enemies in popular eSports online gaming titles such as Counter Strike®: Global Offensive. Powered by 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)1, the A8-7670K APU provides the processing and graphics capability budget conscious mainstream users need today.
“AMD takes great strides to deliver innovative technology that provides the performance and convenience customers need today and tomorrow. The AMD A8-7670K APU is no exception. Our newest APU provides a smooth user experience and is engineered for Windows 10 and eSports online gaming.” said Kevin Lensing, Sr. Director, Client Business Unit at AMD. “The new addition of the AMD A8-7670K APU allows us to deliver more options for discerning mainstream PC buyers,” said Zack Shutt, Vice President at Xidax. “AMD’s latest driver and feature
support allow incredible new entry points for impressive gaming technologies such as FreeSync™ and
Virtual Super Resolution.”
Revolutionary Architecture for Today’s Modern Workloads
Energy efficient and convenient: AMD APUs combine the power of a CPU and dedicated graphics
(GPU) in one chip
Exceptional performance on today’s modern workloads with 10 compute cores1 (4 CPU running
up to 3.9GHz + 6 GPU running at 757MHz)
Experience new levels of performance and efficiency with Heterogeneous System Architecture
(HSA) which allows the CPU and GPU to work together in supported applications by quickly and
automatically dividing and directing the right tasks toward the appropriate cores
Accelerate Windows 10
Be prepared for the future; the AMD A8-7670K is designed to deliver a premium Windows® 10
experience with ten compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)
Smooth video playback of movies and TV with hardware-based acceleration
Boost performance in the new Microsoft® Edge web browser with full graphics acceleration for
HTML5 and WebGL
Help protect sensitive data with hardware accelerated encryption and decryption when using
Easily stream Xbox One™ games to your PC
Experience content streams without bumps and hiccups for smoother performance with AMD
Quick Stream technology which allots more bandwidth to your highest priority applications
Powerful eSports Online Gaming Experience
Enjoy smooth 1080p gaming on some of the world’s most popular games with powerful
integrated Radeon R7 graphics
Native H.264 video encoding empowers the AMD Gaming Evolved application allowing users to
effortlessly record their gameplay
Enjoy improved image quality when gaming at lower resolutions with Virtual Super Resolution
Enable advanced gaming technologies that improve performance and visual fidelity with support for multi-threaded APIs including DirectX® 12, Vulkan™, and Mantle
Experience more realism and greater fields of view in supported games with AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
Gamers can put an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync™ technology
Pricing and Availability
The A8-7670K APU is available now at select e-tailers and participating system vendors
Experience smart value at the suggested price (SEP) of $117.99 USD
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1 Learn more at amd.com/computecores
2 Learn more at www.amd.com/featuredetails
3 AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to four DisplayPort monitors with select AMD A-Series APUs. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by APU model and system design; confirm specifications with the system manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than
two displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort-ready monitors or DisplayPort 1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required. A maximum of two active adapters is recommended. See www.amd.com/eyefinityfaq for full details.
4 FreeSync is an AMD technology designed to eliminate stuttering and/or tearing in games and videos by locking a display’s refresh rate to the framerate of the graphics card. Requires Monitor, AMD Radeon™ graphics and/or AMD A-Series APU compliant with DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync 1.2 (or newer). AMD Catalyst™ driver 15.2 Beta (or newer) required. Adaptive refresh rates vary by display; check with your monitor manufacturer for specific capabilities. Only select AMD Radeon GPUs and A-Series APUs supported; see www.amd.com/freesync for full details AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, FreeSync, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies. Bitlocker, DirectX, Windows, and Xbox Oneare trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions.