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AMD Enhances Its Desktop Processor Line Up With New A10-7890K and Athlon(TM) X4 880K Processors, Delivering Superior Performance, Features, and Near-Silent Operation
AMD A-Series and Athlon Parts Offer Outstanding Performance and Value, and Include New AMD Thermal Solutions Providing Quiet Functionality and Improved Thermal Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/01/16 -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced new additions to its 2016 Desktop processor family, offering increasingly powerful processor options available for anyone seeking outstanding gameplay and power efficiency for their desktop PC.

New AMD A10-7890K
Setting a new APU Standard, the new AMD A10-7890K is the fastest AMD desktop APU released to date, with 1.02 TFLOPS of theoretical compute performance4,6. This new processor has been paired with the top-of-the-line AMD Wraith Cooler to deliver a high-performance combination, enabling best-in-class online gaming5, while offering near silent operation for a premium experience. Gamers will be able to enjoy playing the most popular online and eSports games right out of the box on high settings with the new AMD A10-7890K APU, which is capable of providing smooth frame rates in some of the most popular online games like League of Legends®, DOTA2, and Counter Strike®: Global Offensive1. AMD APUs combine the power of AMD processors with the performance of discrete Radeon™ R7 class graphics in one convenient SoC, and support DirectX™ 12, OpenGL, Vulkan™, and FreeSync™ in addition to Microsoft® Xbox One™ game streaming on Windows® 10.

New AMD Athlon™ X4 880K
The new Athlon™ X4 880K is the fastest multi-core Athlon™ processor ever made, boasting a 4.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency and an unlocked clock multiplier7. Paired with the new near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution -- featuring the same capable hardware and performance of the Wraith Cooler, without the illuminated shroud -- this processor delivers high multi-core performance that can deliver extremely high frame rates in some of the most played and popular online games, capable of providing smooth performance at 1440p and 4K when paired with a capable graphics card.2,3

A10-7870K APU, now bundled with the new, near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution
The proven and powerful A10-7870K now comes with the new, near-silent 125W AMD thermal solution featuring the same capable hardware and performance of the Wraith Cooler, without the illuminated shroud.

New Thermal Solution: Included with: Near silent (39db): Sleek fan shroud & illuminated logo:
AMD Wraith Cooler • FX™ 8370 CPU
New A10-7890K APU
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Near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution • A10-7870K APU
New Athlon™ X4 880K CPU
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Pricing and Availability

  • The new AMD A10-7890K and Athlon™ X4 880K processors and thermal solutions, and the AMD A10-7870K with its new 125W Thermal Solution, are planned to be available for sale at the end of March 2016 at select retailers/e-tailers and participating system vendors
  • Suggested price (SEP) as of March 1, 2016:
    • AMD A10-7890K - $164.99 USD
    • AMD A10-7870K - $139.99 USD
    • AMD Athlon™ X4 880K - $94.99 USD

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About AMD
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies -- the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
1. AMD Internal lab testing as of Feb. 16, 2016 on Microsoft Windows 10 using an AMD A10-7890K processor, 2x4GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, on an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard using the Catalyst 16.1 Graphics Driver. All games were run at 1080p resolution with the following settings: DOTA2 was set to high textures, high shadows, render quality 100%, with AA enabled; Counter Strike:GO was set to highest detail settings with 8x MSAA; and League of Legends was set to highest detail settings with AA enabled. The system achieved 54.5fps avg. in DOTA2, 54.8fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 98fps avg. in League of Legends. GV-27
2. AMD Internal lab testing as of Feb. 16, 2016 on Microsoft Windows 10 using an AMD Athlon X4 880K processor, 2x4GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, Radeon R7 370 graphics card, on an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard using the Catalyst 16.1 Graphics Driver. All games were run at 1440p and 4K with the following settings: DOTA2 was set to high textures, high shadows, render quality 100%, with AA enabled; Counter Strike:GO was set to highest detail settings with 8x MSAA; and League of Legends was set to highest detail settings with AA enabled. At 1440p resolution the system achieved 77fps avg. in DOTA2, 126.7fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 26.1fps avg. in League of Legends. At 4K resolution the system achieved 72.4fps avg. in DOTA2, 66.9fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 170.1fps avg. in League of Legends. GV-28
3. Subject to use according to product specifications. The AMD S3 cooler (near-silent 125W AMD Thermal solution) has a maximum noise level of 39dbA. The AMD D3 cooler, which the S3 Cooler has replaced on certain CPUs, has a maximum noise level of 52 dbA. WTH-4
4. As of December 15, 2015, based on nominal clock rates, the A10-7890K has a maximum theoretical compute capacity of 1017.984 GFlops and scores 6259 in Passmark CPUMark. The previous fastest AMD APU is the A10-7870K which has a maximum theoretical compute capacity of 1011.584 GFlops and scores 5997.2 in Passmark CPUMark. GV-23
5. AMD A-Series Processors offer best-in-class gaming. Gaming performance represented by 3DMark 11 Entry Graphics Score. All performance tests by internal AMD benchmark labs. AMD A10-7870K with Radeon™ R7 graphics ($140 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 15.201.1151.1004 which scored 4856 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics performs faster than Intel Core i3 4370 with HD graphics ($147 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 10.18.15.4279 which scored 2189 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics. AMD A8-7670K with Radeon™ R7 graphics ($110 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 15.201.1151.1004 which scored 3789 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics performs faster than Intel Core i3 4170 with HD graphics ($110 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 10.18.15.4279 which scored 1602 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics. AMD A6-7400K with Radeon™ R5 graphics ($65 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 14.501.1003.0 which scored 2537 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics performs faster than Intel Pentium G3470 with HD graphics ($100 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 10.18.15.4279 which scored 1171 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics. AMD A4-7300 with Radeon™ R3 graphics ($46 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 14.501.1003.0 which scored 1610 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics performs faster than Intel Celeron G1820 with HD graphics ($48 on Newegg 12/15/2015), Driver 10.18.10.3960 which scored 1110 in 3dMark 11 Entry Graphics. GV-21AMD product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware
6. Gaming performance represented by 3DMark 11 Entry Score. All performance tests by internal AMD benchmark labs. AMD A10-7890K with Radeon™ R7 graphics, Driver 15.201.1151.1004 which scored 4386 in 3dMark 11 Entry performs faster than Intel Core i3 6320 with HD graphics, Driver 20.19.15.4300 which scored 3095 in 3dMark 11 Entry. GV-24
7. The Athlon X4 880K has the highest clock rate of any Athlon that AMD has made to date. As of December 15, 2015, the Athlon X4 880K has a maximum turbo clock of 4.2 GHz. The previous fastest APU is the Athlon X4 970K, with a maximum turbo clock speed of 4.1 GHz. GV-20

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Source: Advanced Micro Devices