Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Adds to A-Series APU Product Line

38AMD_chart.pngAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), the chipmaker famous for its high-performance accelerated processing units (APUs), will add three new ones to its existing lineup. The highlight among the three is the A10-7800.

Part of the Kaveri product line, the APU will fill the middle ground between the A10-7850K and the A10-7700K. However, the 7800 will not have its clock multiplier unlocked, so overclocking enthusiasts may be disappointed. 

The 7800 will have 12 cores, split into 4 CPU and 8 GPU cores. The system will use AMD‘s ‘heterogeneous system architecture’, that is to say the different kinds of processors will share the same die and work faster on shared tasks.

79AMD_logo.jpgAccording to bit-tech, the unit will boast improved thermal design power of only 65W, an improvement over the 95W TDP of the 7850K and the 7700K. The APU will have Mantle support, a base CPU frequency of 3.5GHz and GPU units clocked at 720MHz. Additionally, users will be able to lock TDP as low as 45W if the system that the unit is in has limited cooling options.

In the short, pre-holiday session on Thursday AMD took a dramatic nose dive around noon but managed to recover in part. Volume was heavy, considering trading stopped at 1 pm, at 22 million shares changing hands. AMD stock closed 2.3% down, at $4.24 per share.

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