AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPU Cores
Featuring VLIW 4 architecture
Where's my GCN , AMD? The fact this can pair with a $50 HD6670 is nice, but if you're able to pair with a HD7750 , then we might see more adoption.
I think you'd get more gains running 2133Mhz memory and OCing ever so slightly but I guess not.
you get a higher CPU clock and faster memory speed support. Couple that with a faster iGPU and you can see the value is definitely there. Overclocking? Yea, we got that too. Drop the memory speed a little and a 5.0 GHz CPU speed is pretty easy to obtain – who’s not liking that? As you go along your overclocking journey, you’ll be able to reliably monitor the temperatures, which is one of my favorite improvements over the Trinity APU.
This chip also increases the memory speed from previous models. The new APUs can now run officially at DDR3-2133 MHz speeds, which should give a nice little boost to most graphics workloads. The only downside to this speed is that AMD only officially supports 2133 speeds with one DIMM per channel. So those RG2133 4 x 4 GB packs that AMD is selling seem sort of useless when they may not entirely be stable with 4 DIMMS occupying 2 channels at 2133 speeds.
The AMD A10-6800K Richland APU is the first AMD APU to ever officially support DDR3 2133MHz dual-channel memory. AMD says that you get a 9-12% performance boost in popular game titles when you run 2133MHz versus 1600MHz, so be sure to buy the fastest memory kit possible. For the AMD A10-6800K we recommend 2133-2400MHz. Our AMD A10-6700 Richland APU won't run 2133MHz with full stability, which is odd, so 2133MHz is going to be hit or miss on the A10-6700. It doesn't officially support it, but not every processor is going to be able to run it out of the box.
^ The above (only one DIMM per channel with 2133MHz memory) is a SERIOUS problem.Edited by AlphaC - 6/5/13 at 8:47am