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AMD Wraith Cooler : Ghostly Silent Cooling for Desktops


AMD, innovators of the APU now bring to the table a set of support products that will make the desktop much more silent by a longshot – think a tenth of the sound that it produces right now!

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Aptly named “Wraith” or ghost-like, this new cooler from AMD generates only about a tenth of the sound of previous models and that is nothing to scoff at! If you’re like me and have experienced working with towers for the longest time, you can really hear the sound coming out of these things… and thats only for one, imagine it in a farm environment then you’d need sound management altogether – not any more with this innovation ^^

They also developed the same technology for their other systems for an all encompassing solution.

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Full PR with pricing after the break.

AMD Offers New Thermal Solutions and New Processors for Reliable, Near-Silent Performance

— New desktop processor thermal solutions offer superb cooling and new processor options deliver efficient performance for people who care about the way their PC runs, sounds, and looks.

Manila, Philippines — February 2, 2016 AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), today launched new thermal solutions, including the flagship AMD Wraith Cooler, as well as the new AMD A10-7860K and new AMD Athlon™ X4 845 desktop processors.

New AMD Thermal Solutions

Designed for the consumer who cares about how their desktop PC runs, sounds, and looks, AMD now offers new thermal solutions that generate less than one-tenth the noise of their predecessors running at a near-silent 39 decibels.[i],[ii] The new AMD thermal solutions are included with seven AMD processors (see table below).

The new AMD Wraith Cooler combines near-silent operation with unique styling via a sleek fan shroud and LED illumination. Providing superb cooling, the new design delivers 34 percent more airflow[iii] and 24 percent more surface area for heat dissipation[iv] than its predecessor.

“AMD’s new high quality, robust thermal solutions for select processors provide a great out-of-the-box experience at no additional cost to the consumer,” said Merle McIntosh, Newegg Inc’s SVP of Sales and Marketing.  “The Wraith model has attractive styling with LED lighting and runs exceptionally quietly – features we expect will impress our tech savvy consumers.”


Introducing the AMD A10-7860K Desktop Processor

Quiet, efficient and an incredible value, the new AMD A10-7860K APU is powered by 4 CPU cores clocked at 4.0GHz turbo boost and 8 GPU cores running at 757MHz. Smoothly play popular online games like Dota 2™, League of Legends®, and Counter Strike®: Global Offensive with integrated Radeon™ R7 processor graphics. The A10-7860K is the first unlocked[v] desktop A10 processor to feature 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and includes a 95W TDP near-silent thermal solution to ensure quiet operation. In addition, the AMD A10-7860K supports AMD FreeSync™ technology that puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate.[vi]

“Customers can build a capable, near-silent online gaming PC in a surprisingly small form factor for an unexpectedly low price” said Don Woligroski, Product Marketing Manager at AMD. “The low power requirements mean you can build a tiny system perfect for a small dorm room, for use in the living room as a home theatre PC (HTPC), and portable enough to take to a LAN party.”

 The New AMD Athlon™ X4 845 Desktop Processor

The AMD Athlon™ X4 845 is the first desktop processor featuring the AMD “Excavator” x86 architecture technology. The quad-core CPU is clocked at 3.8GHz boost and offers AMDs highest IPC core x86 architecture to date. When paired with a discrete graphics card, the AMD Athlon™ X4 845 enables great gaming and multi-threaded processing performance for an attractive price. The new Athlon X4 845 is a 65W TDP class processor and also comes complete with new AMD 95W thermal solution that provides excellent cooling performance and near-silent operation.

Pricing and Availability

The new AMD processors with new thermal solutions are available now at select e-tailers and participating system vendors.

  • Suggested price (SEP as of February 2, 2016):
    • AMD FX™ 8370 – $199.99 USD
    • AMD A10-7860K – $117.99 USD
    • AMD A8-7670K – $105.99 USD
    • AMD A8-7650K – $95.99 USD
    • AMD Athlon™ X4 870K – $89.99 USD
    • AMD Athlon™ X4 860K – $79.99 USD
    • AMD Athlon™ X4 845 – $69.99 USD

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