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Gaming: Meet the New Thermal Solutions and ... | Community

A little heat can be a good thing…When you’re talking about the weather, but not when it comes to your gaming system.

Giddy up, gamers! It just got easier and more affordable to build a high-performance system for online and eSports gaming that runs cool and near-silent. Today, AMD launched new thermal solutions, including the flagship AMD Wraith Cooler, as well as the new AMD A10-7860K and AMD Athlon™ X4 845 desktop processors.

AMD has heard your concerns about stock coolers, and we’re stepping up the game for select processors. Near silent? No problem. AMD now offers two new thermal solutions that make one-tenth the noise of past coolers, running at a near silent 39 decibels.i,ii

The AMD Wraith Cooler combines near silent performance with a sleek, illuminated style for those who believe that your PC should not only run smoothly and silently, but look good doing it. Don’t believe me? Check out our acoustic demo to see (and hear) for yourself. Wraith is shipping now with the AMD FX™ 8370 CPU.

In addition to the Wraith Cooler, AMD is introducing the new Near-Silent AMD 95W Thermal Solution that also offers the same virtually silent performance without the extra bling as the Wraith. These stock coolers are included with select AMD desktop processors, including the new AMD A10-7860K and new AMD Athlon™ X4 845, as well as the AMD A8-7670K, A8-7650K and the Athlon™ X4 870K and 860K.

Priced at just $116.99 (MSRP as of February 2, 2016), the AMD A10-7890K APU provides dead serious price-for-performance. This means you can dedicate any money you saved by not buying a separate processor and discreet graphics card to other areas of your gaming set-up, like upgrading to a new AMD FreeSync™ compatible display to eliminate stuttering and tearing.iii

With a quad-core processor at 4 GHz max turbo, full FreeSync™ support, and integrated Radeon™ R7 graphics, the A10-7860K gives you superb visual performance to crush your competition in popular online games like Dota 2™, League of Legends® and CS®:Go.

Plus, with a 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) the A10-7860K fits well into tiny console-sized form factors and with our new, near silent thermal solution it fits perfectly into your “cozy” dorm room, living room or home theatre.

The AMD Athlon™ X4 845 processor brings the high-efficiency performance of four “Excavator” cores to the desktop. With a 3.8 GHz max turbo clock, it’s the ideal foundation for your eSports and mainstream gaming system.

Also equipped with AMD’s brand new 95W thermal solution, the Athlon™ X4 845 will keep your system running cool and quiet all day long.

These new processors are now available at select e-tailers and participating system vendors, so get ‘em while they’re hot cool!

Jason De Vos is Press Relations for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied

i Subject to use according to product specifications. The AMD Wraith cooler has a maximum noise level of 39dbA. The AMD D3 cooler, which the Wraith Cooler has replaced on certain CPUs, has a maximum noise level of 51 dbA. In the logarithmic dbA scale, a ten decibel difference is equal to ten times the amount of noise, so the AMD Wraith Cooler generates less than one tenth the noise of its predecessor. WTH-1

ii The AMD 95W Thermal Solution has a maximum noise level of 36dbA. The AMD D2 cooler, which the AMD 95W Thermal Solution has replaced on certain CPUs, has a maximum noise level of 52 dbA.In the logarithmic dbA scale, a ten decibel difference is equal to ten times the amount of noise, so the AMD 95W Thermal Solution generates less than one tenth the noise of its predecessor. WTH-4

iii FreeSync is an AMD technology designed to eliminate stuttering and/or tearing in games and videos by locking a display’s refresh rate to the framerate of the graphics card.  Requires Monitor, AMD Radeon™ graphics and/or AMD A-Series APU compliant with DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync 1.2 (or newer).  AMD Catalyst™ driver 15.2 Beta (or newer) required. Adaptive refresh rates vary by display; check with your monitor manufacturer for specific capabilities. Only select AMD Radeon GPUs and A-Series APUs supported; see www.amd.com/freesync for full details

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