Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the Haswell headlines
dominating the tech scene? Lest anyone forget, AMD
still has game, and it just so happens that boutique system builder Maingear
is offering the Sunnyvale chip designer's new A-10 6800K APU
(Accelerated Processing Unit) in both its Potenza and Vybe line of gaming PCs.
Starting with the less expensive of the two, a Maingear Vybe machine configured with an AMD A-10 6800K CPU runs $649 and up. A baseline configuration consists of a Vybe 2012 chassis, MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-2133, AMD Radeon HD 8570D (integrated into the APU) + Radeon HD 6570 discrete graphics, 1TB hard drive, 24X CD burner, 430W power supply, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 3-year parts and labor warranty.
If you have a bigger budget, you can upgrade parts of the Vybe, or step up to a Potenza, which starts at $799 for a setup based around AMD's new APU. Other baseline parts include an MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-2133 memory, Radeon HD 8670D graphics (integrated), 500GB hard drive, 8X DVD burner, 450W power supply, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and 1-year warranty with lifetime phone support.
"PC enthusiasts, gamers and small businesses are able to experience accelerated performance with the new AMD A-Series processors without breaking the bank." said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "With the new AMD A-10 6800k in our systems, PC enthusiast and gamers will experience an elite experience in performance and computing."
The A-10 6800K is a quad-core chip clocked at 4.1GHz. It has 4MB of L2 cache, an unlocked multiplier, and a 100W TDP.