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AMD launches Wraith cooler and announces three new processors

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After its announcement at CES last month, AMD have revealed the new ultra-quiet Wraith CPU is now available for purchase. They’ve also detailed models and prices regarding the processors and motherboards we’ll see in 2016.

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Larger than the previous AMD stock cooler, the 125W Wraith also has a larger fan that spins continuously. This in turn keeps noise levels at a minimum to which AMD say: “the new design delivers 34 percent more airflow and 24 percent more surface area for heat dissipation than its predecessor.” Wraith will only ship with a single processor - the FX-8370, eight-core, 4GHz CPU at $200 -  but should keep sound levels capped at a pleasant 39 decibels. 

AMD also have three new processors incoming: the A10-7860K, the A6-7470K, and the Athlon X4 845. The A10 costs $118, has a GPU frequency of 757MHz, eight GPU cores, and, different to other similarly devised processors, has a reduced TDP class from 95W to 65W.  

The AMD Athlon X4 845 is the first desktop processor to use AMD’s Excavator CPU architecture and is designed for use with a discrete graphics card. It also has a TDP class of 65W and will cost $70, but won’t have onboard graphics capabilities. 

Lastly, AMD will also be replacing the stock coolers on the following:

  • AMD A8-7670K - $104.99
  • AMD A8-7650K - $94.99
  • AMD Athlon X4 870K - $89.99
  • AMD Athlon X4 860K - $79.99

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