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Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldn3agle Very Impressed
I find AMD's latest push into unified architecture impressive, shame they're moving away from CMT cores.
Anyway I'm very impressed by my 7850K, as I upgraded from a 5800K, the performance gains are minimal in a purely CPU scenario but this APU really shows its strength in OpenCL and GPU areas.
07 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ricky77 Excellent advance of the APU line
The A10-7850K is a great product, without doubt the best APU money can buy at present. This APU can game straight out the box, I only play the BF series by Dice and BF4 runs very well on medium settings.
The APU also overclocks well, I'm sitting at 4.5Ghz. Teamed with an Asus or ASRock Motherboard you can achieve similar on air cooling alone.
Best buy for a budget gaming build.
08 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wolf525 Great features for future software
I like the Kaveri concept, with forward thinking with Open CL, GL, Compute, HSA and Mantle for parallel computing which wiill make the APU far more powerfull than a i7 with the right software to use it's features to full effect.
This has been AMD's thinking all along knowing that their cpu part could never match Intel cpu's in normal everyday software, until the software is made for Kaveri's features.
Just a shame they couldn't deliver on the 1050 tflops as first stated due to Global Foundries having probs with yeilds. Would of been good thou to overclock from 1050, plus the gfx part would of been more powerful with a possible 900 to 950 standard clock rate.
Got mine clocked @ 4.3ghz, gfx @ 960 and NB @ 2000
HSA and Mantle enabled.
Remember to to enable IOMMU in bios to enable HSA driver from catalyst install with null - IOMMU driver as well.
Overall very pleased, best is yet to come!.
06 February 2014