SFF.Network [SFF Network] AMD Debuts 7th Generation Desktop APUs

Press Release*: AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that the first OEM systems to feature 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop processors are now shipping, paired with the new AMD AM4 platform supporting DDR4 memory and next-gen I/O and standards. Designs, initially from HP and Lenovo, with other global OEMs designs to follow, deliver high-speed processing, smooth eSports gaming, and enhanced HD and UHD streaming capabilities, including the highest memory bandwidth to date for an AMD desktop platform.

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Lord of the Boards
SFFn Staff
May 9, 2015
I was amazed they are putting their top APU against a Core i5-6500 at the same 65W "TDP", they seem to have gained a lot of performance or have I been missing something ? But the thing I'm most excited about and is completely abscent, are the AM4 boards.
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Virtual Realist
May 11, 2015
Release lineup:


FlexATX Authority
Feb 28, 2015
Exciting, I'm really interested to see how those turn out performance-wise.

Note to editor: There are a few annotations in the press release, but the footnotes are missing.


Aug 10, 2016
I wonder how the integrated graphics will perform in gaming, that's quite a decent step up in clock speeds over Godavari.

A12-98xx has 8 CUs Vs RX 460's 14 CUs. Clock speeds are comparable. But RX 460s have 112 GB/s GDDR5 memory whereas the APUs use the main memory. I expect the integrated graphics in A12-98xx series to have roughly half the performance of a discrete RX 460. It might be good enough for esports games.


Lord of the Boards
SFFn Staff
May 9, 2015
I was under the assumption that these CPUs would be available with the first batch of AM4 boards, but is there any indication these will arrive before December ? I'm trying to figure out a timeline if it is worthwhile getting an AM4 setup before Zen with the intention to upgrade. But that wouldn't make sense is Zen arrives a month later ofcourse.