Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced new entries in its existing line of “A Series” APUs and “Athlon” brand processors that will co-exist alongside existing offerings. They have also announced that they will begin producing motherboards for their current AM3+/FMS2+ socket types that will feature more modern connectivity options such as USB 3.1 with the C-type connector.
In terms of new processor AMD will roll out the A10-7860K, the A6-7470K and the Athlon X4 845. The A10 is currently AMD’s most powerful all-in-one APU providing Radeon graphics processing and a multi-core processor on one dye. The new A10 APU will run at a boosted speed of 4.0GHZ, had 8 GPU cores and has a reduced power footprint over previous versions – 65W down from 95W.
The Athlon X4 845 will run at 3.8GHZ boosted / 3.5 GHZ stock and also boasts a lower consumption compared to other Athlon X4 models – coming in at just 65W.
Both the A10-7860K and the Athlon X4 845 will be compatible with the new Wraith Cooler that AMD unveiled at CES this past month. The Wraith Cooler will replace the existing stock cooler on several of the company’s chipsets including the Athlon X4 870K, A8-7670 and other processors.
New motherboards will manufactured by ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock.