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Introduction

AMD recently launched their new APUs (as they call the CPUs with integrated video), codenamed “Godavari”, which brings some minor upgrades over the “Kaveri” models. One of those new models is the A8-7670K, which is a mainstream quad-core CPU with an integrated Radeon R7 GPU. Let’s see how it performs compared to one of its direct competitors, the Pentium G3460.

The A8-7670K is, based on its characteristics, similar to the A10-7800, which we already tested. Actually, the A8-7670K has a slightly higher base clock (3.6 GHz against 3.5 GHz of the A10-7800). The main difference is on the GPU: while the newer A10 processors bring a GPU with 512 cores in eight computing units, the GPU present on the A8-7670K has 384 cores in six computing units.

Figure 1 reveals the A8-7670K processor we used in our tests.

A8-7670K ReviewFigure 1: the A8-7670K processor

We compared the performance of the A8-7670K to one of its direct competitors, the Pentium G3460. We also included in the comparison a Pentium G3220, which we already tested.

Notice that, despite the fact the Pentium G3460 is a dual-core CPU and the A8-7670K is a quad-core one, we consider they are direct competitors because they have similar price tags.

A8-7670K ReviewFigure 2: the A8-7670K (left), the Pentium G3460 (center), and the Pentium G3220 (right)

Let’s compare the main specs of the reviewed CPUs in the next page.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.