AMD A10-6700 APU Richland Processor Review


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AMD A10-6700 Features

The following information is provided courtesy of AMD

Turbo Charged x86 architecture featuring “Piledriver” cores

    o Supports up to 4 cores and support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA4/3, AVX, AES, XOP


    o Up to 2MB L2 cache per dual-core module (up to 4MB total)


    o Max Turbo Frequencies up to 4.4 GHz


    o Configurable via AMD OverDrive

AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series GPU Cores

    o Featuring VLIW 4 architecture


    o Up to 384 shaders


    o Up to 844MHz


    o Up to 8xAA and 16AF support


    o Controllable via AMD OverDrive


    o DirectX 11 Support


New DDR3-2133 support on A10 APUs

Enhanced AMD Turbo Core

    o More Frequency/Voltage levels for CPU and x86 cores


    o Temperature Smart Turbo Core


    o New bottleneck detect algorithms


    o Controllable via AMD OverDrive


    o Video Encode and Decode Hardware to offload CPU


    o AMD Picture Perfect support with HD Post Processing technologies

Support for latest display technologies

    o AMD Eyefinity


    o Display Port 1.2 support technology for 3+1 monitor support

FM2 Platform

    – AMD CrossFire support with AMD A85X motherboards


    – AMD Memory Profile support (auto select memory timings in select DIMMs)


    – AMD Dual Graphics cards support with AMD Radeon HD 6450, 6570, and 6670 graphics


AMD (SKU) Specifications

As of 5 June 2013, the AMD Richland series of APUs consists of five seperate processors; two from the A10 line, two from the A8 line, and one from the A6 line. Eventually, more processors will likely be released, specifically in the lower end A6 and even the A4 lines of processors. The TDP points of the third generation of APUs stays pretty much the same as the previous generation. This is not surprising, especially considering the new processors are built on mostly existing architecture.

Here are the current APU Richland models:

Processor A10-6800K A10-6700 A8-6600K A8-6500 A6-6400K
CPU Base clock (GHz) 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.4
CPU Turbo clock (GHz) 4.4 4.2 4.3 3.8 3.8
Cores 4 4 4 4 2
Cache 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 1M
Memory Support Dual-channel DDR3-2133 Dual-channel DDR3-1866 Dual-channel DDR3-1866 Dual-channel DDR3-1866 Dual-channel DDR3-1866
PCI-E lanes 16 Gen 3 16 Gen 3 16 Gen 3 16 Gen 3 16 Gen 3
Graphics Radeon HD 8670D Radeon HD 8670D Radeon HD 8570D Radeon HD 8570D Radeon HD 8470D
AMD Radeon Cores
384 384 256 256 192
Graphics Core clock 844MHz 844MHz 844MHz 800MHz 80MHz
DirectX Version 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1
AMD Turbo Core Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TDP 100 watts 65 watts 100 watts 84 watts 84 watts
Unlocked Yes No Yes No Yes
MSRP $142 $142 $112 $112 $69



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