AMD Launches The A10-7870K "Godavari" APU

Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 28 May 2015 at 09:05 AM EDT. 18 Comments
To no surprise, this morning AMD officially announced the AMD A10-7870K "Godavari" as the new high-end APU.

The A10-7870K is now the fastest-performing FM2+ APU and is selling for the sub-$140 price of the A10-7850K. The A10-7870K has four Steamroller cores at 3.9GHz with a 4.1GHz turbo frequency and a Radeon GCN GPU that has a 20% clock speed boost.

The A10-7870K is only a modest upgrade over the A10-7850K Kaveri but could make for a nice lower-end system. AMD is comparing the A10-7870K performance to Haswell Core i5 CPUs but at Core i3 pricing.

The A10-7870K should work fine under Linux given that there's no radical difference compared to the existing APU line-up. At the moment I don't have my hands on any A10-7870K but will be working to get my hands on one in the days ahead for Linux benchmarking.
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