AMD top Richland chip to be A10-6800K

Posted on Friday, Dec 28 2012 @ 15:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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FUD Zilla reports that AMD's top 28nm Richland APU will be the A10-6800K, a quad-core chip with a 100W TDP. Production is anticipated to kick off by late March 2013 and the expected launch date is June.
The A10 6800K is a quad-core APU with DirectX 11 support and it will fit well known 100W TDP envelope. It continues to support FM2 motherboards and the rest of AMD’s Trinity infrastructure. The K suffix indicates that the processor will come with an unlocked multiplier and it will offer easy overclocking for the willing. Naturally Richland A-series APUs do support AMD Turbo core and its graphics is based on Radeon HD 8000 series.

The expected launch date is June, but the production should be ready by late March 2013. Production candidate samples were scheduled for early December, while late January should be the time for production ready samples. The Richland generation currently consists of four quad-cores and two dual-core processors, but at this time we still don’t know the final clock speeds. We can just pass on that there are 100W and 65W TDP parts, in both dual and quad-core flavours.

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