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AMD A10-7870K Godavari Release And Build Livestream

philip

May 28, 2015

Today AMD is launching the A10-7870K, a new Godavari-based APU compatible with their FM2+ platform. We'll be livestreaming a build using the A10-7870K on Periscope at 2pm CST today. Follow @PCPartPicker on Twitter to get the broadcast announcement.

  A10-7870K A10-7850K A10-7700K
Compute Cores 12 (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 12 ((4 CPU + 8 GPU) 10 (4 CPU + 6 GPU)
Max Turbo / CPU Frequency 4.1/3.9 GHz 4/3.7 GHz 3.8/3.4 GHz
GPU Frequency 866 MHz 720 MHz 720 MHz
DirectX 12 and Mantle Support Yes Yes Yes
HSA Features Yes Yes Yes
AMD FreeSync Technology Yes Yes Yes
Unlocked Yes Yes Yes

 

We have the new CPU in house and will be posting a full benchmark review in the coming days. In the meantime, here are the some reviews and announcements from around the web (updating as they roll in):

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 15 points

So this is like a FX 8370...just a factory OC of the 7850k? Come on AMD, release a new line of chips! FX 2 or something. so sad to see Intel just blasting away at AMD and AMD only releasing APUs, least for the time being, and no more Gaming CPUs... :(

As much as I prefer Intel for the things I do, I still like to see some competition... or something different to try

  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

Zen is their next big play, due out in (probably) late 2016.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, we're at it now and I'd have to say that it looks pretty good. I now don't have a closed mindset towards Intel over AMD.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, AMD's system isn't that great at this point, as there are no AM3+ mITX mobos, and now that Intel has the massive SLI support, the mITX boards well covered, now AMD is pretty much stuck with what they're doing right now.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I know!! I can only do Intel ITX systems...every time I try looking for an AMD one, all I get is APU systems :(

I mean they got the Athlon 860k that can be used for ITX but you have to OC that to match an i3 (correct me if I'm wrong), and not every chip likes to be OC-ed.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

Just speculation, but I believe AMD is going after a long term gain rather than immediate gratification. Give it time, AMD might start actually competing with Intel soon.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. AMD giving intel a kick in the sack via a new chip benefits literally everyone: AMD users get a shiny new chip, and intel has to step up its game to compete giving intel users a better product.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

This is why Intel is just doing Refreshes cause they know they can do new tech, but they don't need to cause AMD ain't releasing anything competitive so Intel is just...well let's "refresh" the same chip, make some money cause no one else can compete.

When AMD releases some new star of a chip, then Intel will be like "oh crap! we're behind now! time to release our secret chip we've been hiding. time to take the top again!" Then we will all benefit. Now it's just like...well the new chip is only 5% better than the old...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

except intel

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

They'll be fine.

By literally everyone I meant literally all consumers.

  • 54 months ago
  • 10 points

I was about to just lol at this chip, but then I saw that they at least kept the price acceptable and bumped up the GPU clock too. I hope nobody gets fooled by the "K" though; this thing is going to be hell to overclock seriously.

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

I am excited to see those benchmarks.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

waiting for Zen Cpu

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Zen doesn't appear to be much stronger than the 4790k from AMD's own suggestions. DX12 is what we need.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't have to be. If AMD can build a quad core as powerful as a 2500k (that's not a lot to ask, as the 2500k is from 2011) and price it the same as an 860K, it will sell like hotcakes.

  • 54 months ago
  • -1 points

haha, $70 Zen. Me thinks not. Lisa Su has been clear that future products will be less oriented to budget friendliness and more geared to performance. I think the 860k/870k itself might be selling like hotcakes soon though if it gets a fair shake from reviewers!

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

It's still weaker than an i3. It's nice, but it has no upgrade path, and it's a pretty big bottleneck for anything above a 280X/770.

  • 54 months ago
  • -2 points

Completely false. Why must you insist on talking about things you no so little about?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj0_6RbCHA4

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Sooooo, the Athlon X4 870k is coming out a bit later it seems? I hope this refresh of the Kaveri's silicon can open up the overclocking headroom some at least... The A10-7870K is being released a bit higher frequency than it's Kaveri predecessor. Time will tell it seems. Sadly, those in the market for a new system will only be interested in this I'd imagine as so far, there doesn't seem to be any real performance enhancements with Godavari in what I've read across the net to date.

For the rest of you waiting on AMD to step up to the table with Intel, you'll be waiting for the next AMD CPU architecture "Zen" in late 2016 it seems... Until then, relax, because AMD will have to make hay while it's daylight in the mid to low range with Godavari on FM2+ and what's left of their aging AM3+ inventory. Considering AMD has the resources of about 1/8th to 1/10th of Intel's and it takes considerable time to bring out a whole new CPU architecture to the market, I'm actually quite amazed they're forecasting releasing it that soon honestly.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

curious if it would be able to handle higher clocked ram

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

At the price of a g3258+750Ti, once you factor in memory.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

According to my most current pricing, this chip + mobo + memory comes out to just over $230, while the G3258 + mobo + memory + gpu comes out to a little over $250, so no, this is cheaper than a g3258 build.

Now, if you want to get competitive, keep in mind that you can beat the GPU on this chip with a 750; you don't need a 750 ti. Where you'll really struggle in such a comparison is on that dual core; in order to remain competitive you are going to have to get a very cheap motherboard (B85 or H81) and stick to overclocking on the stock heatsink and fan. In terms of overclocking, that's asking for trouble, and there are lots of reports even on this site of people having trouble getting their G3258 up to speed in such a situation.

I don't think the G3258 + GPU combo makes much sense at this level unless you plan on stepping up to a (by then) older Intel socketed i7 in a few years.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

ONE PRODUCT: "i5 4690K"

Best advise? Wait til your next check... hell, wait a month if you have to for the extra $60 to get the 4690K.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

This APU has a much better built in graphics adapter. That is the target audience, not people with sick video cards to match with their i5.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Shut up and take my money?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing comes with a proper stock cooler with heatpipes, similar to the FX line, so that's something,

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

just an overclocked 7850k, that is too bad.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hoping for a new CPU line from AMD to go with the release of the Radeon 300 line. Seems I am going to be disappointed

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Im quite happy sitting on my 8320e until they release something amazing like zen is going to be. I like intel products alot and all of my laptops run Haswell i7's but you have to give credit to AMD when it comes to budget builds. I got my 8320e for $99 @ microcenter and with out that part at that price I probally couldn't afford to build a computer. I'll be patient for AMD to release their new CPU because I know It's going to fit right into my budget.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Guys you dont see what`s coming AMD gonna be a huge competition with this integrated APU business ! This can force the video card prices drop and Intel has to start to build better for better price ! Now they are just sitting and not doing any special !

This processor awesome people they cant afford can be huge buyer croud which intel will newer reach ! And many people will buy this if it can run games medium lvl ! Well done AMD you guys tuched in the future big time money !

Im happy to see this competition long term !

I already have a 4790k Setup with geforce but i need a 2nd stream PC and I was strugling because I wanted to make the 2nd pc able to play basic games for my wife . I dont wanted to spend to much and here is the answer , awesome . And the other thing finally I can fit in in mini ITX and I dont wanna use video card because I need the 1 PCE slot for the Live Gamer HD card !
Awesome gonna buy this I just dont know which is the best MOBO with this If i want to OC a bit

  • 54 months ago
  • -2 points

AMD really needs to start innovating. Intel FTW.

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

Try googling HBM memory sometime, AMD does plenty of innovating... For those that actually take notice that is.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed. I must admit though, I was swept up by the near unanimous internet clamor that team blue and green are the refined/quality choice for gaming. Owning some of the best of what both have to offer over the last year has completely opened my eyes though. Massive amounts of marketing money and dishonesty on the part of a tremendous amount of reviewers has really impacted pc part sales over the last 12 months. Total shame too, given how much incredible tech is out right now for really solid prices.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm SUPER excited for their zen cpu's! I cannot wait, literally!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 4 points

Screw it LOL, I will spend on any amount and see if Intel has some competition on its back! I like Intel but I would like to see AMD kick butt again!

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