AMD Launches A8-7670K APU

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    AMD today launched another Kaveri APU, the A8-7670K APU has the usual 4 CPU cores and Six Radeon cores. The chip is clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo allowance to 4.1 GHz making it a fraction faster op...

    AMD Launches A8-7670K APU
     
  2. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    That second slide with the price is such royal bullsh!t, it borders on false advertising:

    Intel G3258 price: $72 (street price: $70)
    Nvidia GT730 price: Can't find MSRP, but street price is $51.

    http://ark.intel.com/products/82723/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G3258-3M-Cache-3_20-GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117374
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-730/buy-online

    AMDJoe, please explain where your marketing department came up with these prices of $74 (CPU) and $58 (GPU)?
     
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    Sukovsky Master Guru

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  4. Fox2232

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    Hi, I am starting to like you, especially since I have 'The Fortune' to read your last 100 posts on our forums.
    They shown, that you have great expertise in everything, that your opinion is always right. And anyone and anything you do not agree with is worth attacking by any means available.

    Yet, with all that above and more, I have not seen in those posts single one where you would even remotely try to help anyone.

    So while I do not intend to argue with you again (unless you change) as it is pure waste of time, I am starting to enjoy your activity here thanks to understanding your inner motives.
     

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    How is it false advertising? It says right in the slide that they got it from price watch yesterday. Regardless, even if you use your prices, 70+51 = $121, which is still more expensive than $117.99. Like to what degree do their pricing estimates have to be accurate? Do the slides have to dynamically update for every single possible sale, site, tax, shipping?

    Like I agree that for the most part AMD's marketing is terrible, but this is like the worst possible example to get upset about.
     
  6. Turanis

    Turanis Ancient Guru

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    If you are more carefully at that banner You will see (bottom right corner) that prices are from 6/29/15 at pricewatch.com.
    So You provide us prices from 20July 2015.
    Big diffrence dude 3-4 $. :3eyes:
     
  7. AMDJoe

    AMDJoe AMD rep

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    Read the note on the bottom right of the slide.
     
  8. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Really no sense in arguing about a small difference in price when the slide was made and newegg prices literally today. I'm not a fan of amd marketing, but to argue about this is dumb.
     
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    I concur. lol I don't think anyone is a fan of AMD's marketing. AMD would have at LEAST a $5 million reduction from their debt if their marketing team advertised the products correctly. So for example, this APU should really be called a dual core with 4 modules. You could argue "but just calling them cores would be simpler" but if they wanted to simplify things they wouldn't have followed a naming scheme similar to the idiotic one intel has been doing.
    *rant over*
     
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    People complaining about 4 or 5 dollar differences and not complaining about the absence of Carrizo.
     

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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Haha actually the very first thing I thought when I saw this A8 was "why aren't they releasing Carrizo yet?"

    I'm really interested to see the performance of Excavator. If it's anything like they said it would be, it should be a pretty solid product. Still not better than intel's CPUs, but definitely closing up the performance gap, and therefore, being a better bang for the buck.
     
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    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    Well... Zen is what will (should) be a leap in performance.
    Carrizo will only give a performance boost in low consuming solutions.
     
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    Agreed, but if there is any truth to the stats of the excavator architecture, the performance it should offer is what Bulldozer should have had from the beginning. Like I said, I don't think it will compete directly against intel, but the performance of it seems like it should be "good enough" for the price point and I figure will be a very competent competitor to i3 and maybe i5, especially if you take into account the IGPs.

    I won't be getting one regardless but it should be an easier product to recommend.
     
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    Could be, although what I like the most from Carrizo is the "true" Dx12, the full HSA, the h.265 acceleration, etc.
     
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    Pricewatch tracks Amazon prices:
    http://www.pricewatch.com/search?discounted=2&q=G3258+&gallery=1&sortby=price

    Here's the historical Amazon prices for the CPU:
    http://camelcamelcamel.com/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G3258-BX80646G3258/product/B00KPRWAZQ

    Just curious about the seemingly arbitrary numbers.... Why do the small amounts give a free reign to such discrepancies?

    @ Fox - Oooohhhh, a conspiracy.... :stewpid:

    Feel free to put me on ignore whenever you like, I really couldn't give a damn.
     
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    Nevermind.
     
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    You're freaking out over...a couple...freakin...dollars? really?

    You need something better to do then to be the "lets see everyones current prices and if someone gets it wrong, even if it were from a month ago compared to today, lets destroy them!" forum seeker
     
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