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We recently received a review sample of AMD's recently introduced A-series APU A8-3850. While we aren't finished with our testing, we wanted to check just how far AMD went to make sure the glueing of K10.6 CPU would go with the world's first SOI-based GPU. Instead of overclocking, we ventured the other way and came to quite remarkable results with undervolting the APU.[...]
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Woah, insane power consumption reduction!
    
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Thats good to know. Maybe some good stable OC's could happen if volts are that solid.
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Undervolting and overclocking is the way forward with these things wink.gif They run to damn hot for anything else.
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Originally Posted by el gappo;14349693 
Undervolting and overclocking is the way forward with these things wink.gif They run to damn hot for anything else.

Well I'm not surprised considering the CPU and GPU use the same transistors, share the same die etc. Maybe in the next few steppings AMD will manage to reduce heat output/power consumption? In the mean while, are they hot enough to cook bacon? tongue.gif
    
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Well I'm not surprised considering the CPU and GPU use the same transistors, share the same die etc. Maybe in the next few steppings AMD will manage to reduce heat output/power consumption? In the mean while, are they hot enough to cook bacon? tongue.gif

For sure lol.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/1075257-gigabyte-a75-ud4h-review.html
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Nudging 70C at 3.5 with a venX on the job, might even do sausages and a steak at 4ghz.
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For sure lol.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/1075257-gigabyte-a75-ud4h-review.html
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Nudging 70C at 3.5 with a venX on the job, might even do sausages and a steak at 4ghz.

Given the article that is probably stable with much less voltage. tongue.gif
AMD really aired on the side of caution it seems.
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For sure lol.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/1075257-gigabyte-a75-ud4h-review.html
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Nudging 70C at 3.5 with a venX on the job, might even do sausages and a steak at 4ghz.

Oh wow eek.gif I'm not sure if I should be surprised or not thinking.gif
    
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For sure lol.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/1075257-gigabyte-a75-ud4h-review.html
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What are you using to cool Llano?
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Given the article that is probably stable with much less voltage. tongue.gif
AMD really aired on the side of caution it seems.

Yeah it is, lowering voltage even helps you gain a few mhz in some cases.
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What are you using to cool Llano?

VenX and a couple of 120mm fans.

And it's not a bad mount as I've re done it several times. It gives my phase unit a very hard time, temps rise up to what they would with a 65nm conroe with 2 volts up it's bum would when overclocked.
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