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from the few reviews i've read the a10-6800k overclocks a lot better then the a10-5800k; and uses a lot less power when overclocked.

Not sure if you'd count that an improvement or not, but it looks like one from here.
No, a lot of people here only really care about power consumption when they can say "Yeah, well mine's better because it uses less power!" in regards to..well, anything.
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It's not exactly new here. Besides, most FM boards only come with 2 memory slots anyway. If you're dropping 32GB in an APU rig, you're doing it wrong. Get a high speed 2x8GB kit if you really need 16GB.

I also want to know where people are finding decently priced 32GB kits that run at over 1866Mhz...If you're getting an APU and dropping $300+ on the RAM alone you may as well get cheaper RAM and get a HD7850 or something.
    
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Silly lacrossewacker, you also forgot about the better idle power consumptions that most desktop enthusiasts yawn about (unless if the CPU can't idle and locked at max power consumption), and like 0%-10% IPC gains with no guarantees of higher OCs!

yah, Haswell sucked for desktops, doesn't make it bad CPU though. Still better than anything that's not a $400+ dollar CPU, not to mention has the highest IPC than any other CPU.

But again, that's nothing newsworthy to me. The other things though, definitely.
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No, a lot of people here only really care about power consumption when they can say "Yeah, well mine's better because it uses less power!" in regards to..well, anything.
I also want to know where people are finding decently priced 32GB kits that run at over 1866Mhz...If you're getting an APU and dropping $300+ on the RAM alone you may as well get cheaper RAM and get a HD7850 or something.

well for one thing, it is also an amazing accomplishment and a testament of the efficiency of the technology. Sure a 3960x is WAYYYYY faster than a FX 8150, but it also uses less power (stock vs stock) It's just something cool to factor in (and good for mobiles)
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Reviewers seem to be hitting 5Ghz left and right on those, any members to verify this?
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Reviewers seem to be hitting 5Ghz left and right on those, any members to verify this?

most likely attainable by most. Only a 16% overclock to do the trick thumb.gif
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post #46 of 49
5 GHz is still 5GHz even if the cpu has right from the start 4,1GHz.
A10 5800k could barely surpass 4.4ghz and most of the 6800k's that were tested got between 4.7 an 5ghz on air. That's evolution in the right direction and an impressive accomplishment as we are taking about an APU with an IGP that is quite big.
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I might buy a 6800K just to see how far my NH-D14 can take it. My A10-5800K maxes out at 1.55v at 4.8GHz. Nice to play with a new chip without having to swap sockets/mobo's every year smile.gif
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are there any revies on lower apus? a8 6500? are there more reviews about the a10 6700?
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SO these are just more efficient. Helped with making up my mind to not change my laptop this summer.
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