AMD has been getting ever more cyclical with their releases after their latest organizational shuffle. Last month, we saw the launch of the A10 7860K & Athlon X4 845 APU and CPU and this month we’re 2 more chips. Today, we are getting the A10 7890K and Athlon X4 880K, both of which sit on the top of the FM2 product stack for APU and CPU respectively.
Like their predecessors, the new chips feature a decent clock speed boost, 5% each of their slower siblings, or 200mhz increase. While it doesn’t look like much, that’s still more than the differentiation Intel gives their chips which is often only 100mhz. Despite only being 95W class chips, the 7890K will feature the 125W Wraith cooler while the 880K gets an all-new 125W Thermal solution. The 7890K runs at 4.1-4.3 Ghz with the iGPU at 866Mhz while the 880K is 4.0-4.2Ghz.
According to AMD, the 125W thermal solution is simply the Wraith cooler without the illuminated shroud, will all of the improve efficiency and performance. The A10 7870K will also feature with the new 125W cooler despite being 95W chips. This should allow for decent overclocking given the extra overhead or even lower noise levels for stock usage. This should help AMD with their image that some consumers have of their chips being loud and hot.