Earlier this week, AMD has announced yet another new addition to its family of A-Series desktop APUs in the form of A8-7670K. Taking over the role from A8-7650K as the highest-end A8 APU in the series, the new processor is apparently targeted for everyday computing and popular eSports-oriented games as well as Windows 10 users.
Built with 10 compute cores that consisted of four CPU cores and six GPU cores, the CPU portion of A8-7670K runs at a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz which can be pushed further up to 3.9 GHz. The integrated AMD Radeon R7 GPU inside the chip runs at 757 MHz and since with a total of 384 shader cores, the performance of the GPU should be roughly in between R7 250 and R7 240.
Speaking about eSports-oriented games, AMD claimed that its new A8-7670K processor alone is able to outmatch a combination of Intel Pentium G3258 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 graphics card in plenty of titles as shown in the slide above. Not enough with that, the company also claimed that the chip is also able to surpasses Intel Core i3 4160 processor in 3DMark, PCMark 8 and Adobe Photoshop by noticeable margin.
Price-wise, the AMD A8-7670K APU is listed in United States for USD 117.99 (around RM 449) but we were informed that the Malaysian price will be slightly higher at around RM 500 to RM 520. The exact release date for the chip in Malaysia has yet not been revealed at the moment but we believe that the wait shouldn’t be long.
[Presentation Slides: Tom’s Hardware]