AMD launches their 7th Gen desktop APUs and their AM4 platform

AMD launches their 7th Gen desktop APUs and their AM4 platform

AMD launches their 7th Gen desktop APUs and AM4 platform

AMD launches their 7th Gen Desktop APUs and AM4 platform


AMD has launched their 7th Generation desktop APUs and their AM4 platform, finally bringing Excavator APUs to desktop users with decreased TDPs and increased GPU clock speeds. 

These new 7th generation APUs will be available first to OEMs but will be coming to consumers later, sporting some significant power reductions and increases in GPU clock speed when compared to their older Kaveri counterparts. AMD's new AM4 motherboard platform will also bring DDR4 memory support, which will give these APUs some additional memory bandwidth for gaming as well as decreased power consumption. 

  AMD launches their 7th Gen desktop APUs and AM4 platform   

AMD has stated that their new 7th generation APUs on their AM4 platform provides the largest amount of memory bandwidth on any AMD powered desktop platform to date and provides significant performance improvements over their older APU designs. 

On the CPU side compared to their older Steamroller/Godavari A10-8850 their new A12-9800 scores significantly higher in Cinebench, with AMD's data showing around 20% performance improvements for their A12-9800. This is a huge gain given the fact that the A12-9800 has a lower TDP of 65W compared to the A10-8850's 95W TDP. 


AMD launches their 7th Gen desktop APUs and AM4 platform  

This new AM4 series of motherboards is a unified platform, allowing both AMD's 7th generation APUs and upcoming Zen-powered Summit Ridge CPUs to use the same platform, simplifying development for both system integrators and motherboard manufacturers. 

AMD's AM4 platform will feature support for DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and support for NVMe and SATA Express storage devices. AMD's Excavator powered AM4 APUs will also feature full DirectX 12 support and 4K media playback with H.265 encode/decode capabilities. 


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Most Recent Comments

05-09-2016, 11:10:34

wonder if TT can get his hands on a few for reviewQuote

05-09-2016, 11:12:49

Hooray! Can't wait to see what the mITX boards look like. I'd really like to use AMD in a few years when I make a 4K capable HTPC.Quote

05-09-2016, 13:35:21

Yeah I'd like to see a CPU review of this too, would be a good baseline for comparison when Zen launchesQuote

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