AMD's first "Godavari" APU has surfaced, and it's exactly what we expected. Even the company's own press release describes the new A10-7870K as a Kaveri refresh. The chip is based on the same silicon as existing A-series products, and it plugs into the same FM2+ socket. Clock speeds are up slightly, though.
This new flagship adds 100MHz to the A10's top speed and 200MHz to its base frequency. The onboard graphics are boosted, as well—and by a fair bit, all things considered. Despite these higher frequencies, the chip's 95W TDP is unchanged. The multiplier also remains unlocked.
Although the title of AMD's press release mentions new processors—plural—the 7870K is the only model discussed. Neither the official release nor the A-series product page mentions the other Godavari APUs rumored to be in the works. Hmmm.
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