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AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs

AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs

AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs

AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs

 

AMD has refreshed their Q1 CPU offerings, offering New CPUs, APUs and Cooler designs, many of which offer lower TDPs and thermal outputs. 

We will start off with some of the newest offerings for the FM2+ socket, which will be offering a selection on CPUs and APUs for the platform, firstly there will be the A10-7860K, which will be an unlocked CPU that offers almost the same speeds as a A10-7850K (lower base CPU clock and higher GPU clock) but at a lower TDP of 65W, rather than 95W. This APU will be coming with AMD's new quieter 95W cooler design, giving this GPUs users a much better acoustic experience. 

The most interesting CPU below is the Athlon X4 845, which will be using AMD Excavator core design, though it will also have some highly significant drawbacks, like lover clock speeds than the older steamroller based Athlon 860K and a mere 2MB of L2 cache and only X8 PCIe 3.0 lanes. 

The Athlon 845 does have its advantages compared to the Athlon 860K however, having the IPC gains of the Excavator architecture and a much lower TDP of 65W, compared the the Athlon 860K's TDP of 95W. 

  AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs

 

The AMD AM3+ and FM2+ platforms are not dead, with many new motherboard options coming with M.2 SSD connections and USB 3.1, though the AM3+ chipset will be limited to PCI-2.0 bandwidth, which will greatly limit the maximum speeds of your connected SSDs. 

Both the AMD AM3+ FX and AMD FM2+ motherboards may see an increase in sales as AMD reduces the prices of their existing CPUs and APUs further and adds newer versions with upgraded cooling to the lineup, hopefully tiding the market over until they can release their new Zen based CPUs.  

  AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs  

One of the main changes coming to AMD's CPU refresh is big changes to their stock coolers, with the AMD Wraith 125w cooler leading the way with a design that has 24% more fin surface area and 34% more fan airflow while generating a mere 10% of the noise. 

AMD will also be bringing new cooler designs to their lower TDP offerings, offering quieter operation than the cooler they are replacing and full compatibility with AMD motherboards. 

 

AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs  AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs  

 

AMD is also lowering the prices of a wide range of their products, though sadly I have yet to find updated UK pricing. It looks like AMD are looking to clear their stock of older CPUs and APUs before the launch of their new Zen CPUs, which will no doubt be one of the most highly anticipated products of 2016.   

 

-  AMD FX 8370 Wraith - $199.99 USD

-  AMD FX 8370 - $189.99 USD

-  AMD A10-7860K - $117.99 USD

-  AMD A8-7670K - $105.99 USD

-  AMD A8-7650K - $95.99 USD

-  AMD Athlon X4 870K - $89.99 USD

-  AMD Athlon X4 860K - $79.99 USD

-  AMD Athlon X4 845 - $69.99 USD

 

AMD Refreshes Q1 CPU Offerings - New CPUs and Cooler designs  

The most interesting products in this list are the new FM2+ offering, bringing us a CPU using the Excavator architecture and all new low watt versions of their Kaveri/Godavari APUs. The FX-8370 Wraith is also an interesting product, as I would love to see AMD's newest cooler design for myself and have and check AMD's claims of "silent operation". 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's refreshed Q1 2016 CPU and APU lineups on the OC3D Forums

 

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02-02-2016, 09:58:59

AlienALX
A nice try, but you'd be pretty crazy to go with any AMD CPU atm.Quote

02-02-2016, 10:19:18

m2geek
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
A nice try, but you'd be pretty crazy to go with any AMD CPU atm.
Yea no kidding!

Nothing AMD make at the moment is even Remotely worth spending money on.

I hope "Zen" is a return to *Good* and *PROPER* AMD CPUs.Quote

02-02-2016, 11:05:03

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
Yea no kidding!

Nothing AMD make at the moment is even Remotely worth spending money on.

I hope "Zen" is a return to *Good* and *PROPER* AMD CPUs.
The APUs still serve a purpose if you are looking for something to game very mildly on but anything more strenuous nowadays will leave you wanting.

Zen will have a much stronger GPU portion I feel so yeah, waiting is probably sensible.Quote

02-02-2016, 11:07:56

m2geek
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
The APUs still serve a purpose if you are looking for something to game very mildly on but anything more strenuous nowadays will leave you wanting.

Zen will have a much stronger GPU portion I feel so yeah, waiting is probably sensible.
Mmm - I haven't had a AMD CPU since the Phenom X4 I had ages ago. Been Nothing but Intel/NVidia since.Quote

02-02-2016, 12:04:37

xnax2802
Might consider that 7860K for my upcoming HTPC build if Zen doesn't show up before I get off my backside Quote
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