While Intel is rolling out its high-end Haswell-E platform, AMD has three new low-budget Athlon X2 and X4 processors. These new chips have no integrated graphics.
The Athlon X4 800 series processors are produced on 28nm technology, and incorporate 4 CPUs cores and 4 MB of L2 cache. The 860K runs at 3.7 GHz, and has a maximum Turbo Core frequency of 4 GHz. Its performance can be easily increased, as the CPU has the clock multiplier unlocked. The 860K is rated at 95 Watt TDP. Feature-wise, this SKU is similar to the A10-7850K APU with disabled GPU portion of the chip.