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AMD Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APU Review



 – Turbo Charged x86 architecture featuring “Piledriver” cores

  • Supports up to 4 cores and support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA4/3, AVX, AES, XOP
  • Up to 2MB L2 cache per dual-core module (up to 4MB total)
  • Max Turbo Frequencies up to 4.4 GHz
  • Configurable via AMD OverDrive

 – AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPU Cores

  • Featuring VLIW 4 architecture
  • Up to 384 shaders
  • Up to 844MHz
  • Up to 8xAA and 16AF support
  • Controllable via AMD OverDrive1
  • DirectX®11 Support

 – New DDR3-2133 support on A10 APUs
 – Enhanced AMD Turbo Core

  • More Frequency/Voltage levels for CPU and x86 cores
  • Temperature Smart Turbo Core
  • New bottleneck detect algorithms
  • Controllable via AMD OverDrive1

 – UVD and VCE

  • Video Encode and Decode Hardware to offload CPU
  • AMD Picture Perfect support with HD Post Processing technologies

 – Support for latest display technologies

  • AMD Eyefinity2 technology for 3+1 monitor support
  • Display Port 1.2 support



Tech/Package 32nm, FM2 socket
TDP Configs 65W and 100W configurations
Processor Core “Piledriver” 32nm HKMG process core (up to 4 cores), up to 128 KB L1 Cache (64 KB Instruction, 64 KB Data) Up to 4 MB L2, 2 x 128-bit FPUs / compute module
Memory Up to DDR3 2133 @ 1.5V
Graphics Core Up to 384 Radeon™ Cores 2.0, DirectX® 11 capable, UVD3, VCE
Displays Digital Display I/F DP0: Display Port, HDMI, DVI
Digital Display I/F DP1: Display Port, HDMI, DVI
Digital Display I/F DP2: Display Port, HDMI, DVI
Additional digital display supported using DP 1.2 daisy-chain connection
Power Management Multiple low-power states
32-nm process for decreased power consumption
System Management Mode (SMM)
ACPI-compliant, including support for processor performance states (P-states), processor power states (C-states), and sleep states including S0, S3, S4, and S5
Per compute module power gating (CC6) • PCIe® core power gating
PCIe® speed power policy
GPU power gating of Radeon™ Cores and video decode (UVD3)
Enhanced AMD Turbo Core technology featuring Temperature Smart Turbo Core



APU Model A10-6800K A10-6700 A8-6600K A8-6500 A6-6400K
AMD Radeon™ Brand HD 8670D HD 8670D HD 8570D HD 8570D HD 8470D
TDP 100W 65W 100W 65W 65W
AMD Radeon™ Cores 384 384 256 256 192
GPU Clock Speed MHz 844 844 844 800 800
CPU Cores 4 4 4 4 2
CPU Clock (Turbo/Base) GHz 4.4/4.1 4.3/3.7 4.2/3.9 4.1/3.5 4.1/3.9
Total L2 Cache 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 1MB
Max DDR3 Speed 2133 1866 1866 1866 1866
AMD Turbo Core Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlocked Yes No Yes No Yes
EST Price $149 $149 $120 $120 $77


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