Back on May 28th, 2015 AMD introduced the new A10-7870K Accelerated Processing Units (APU) as part of the Kaveri refresh. Legit Reviews just got our hands on the AMD A10-7870K APU and it’s our first ‘new’ APU that we’ve been able to test since our Kaveri launch article in July 2014 that featured the A10-7800 and A8-7600 APU’s. When it comes to the architecture there really aren’t any changes as it’s using the same Kaveri CPU core with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) and Radeon R7 graphics with the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. AMD is releasing this new processor to help booster is aimed at the home office family PC market that just in time for system builders and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) PC market to hopefully build a new PC for the upcoming Microsoft Windows 10 launch.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips