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Originally Posted by AJSB
You do that
I always was curious about how a Kaveri A10 would behave in those circumstances....my goal is to replace the A6-5400K placeholder in my build for a quad core but still using the 72W external PSU...right now i'm very please with i got with the A6-5400K @ 3600Mhz turbo/apm/c'n'q off, iGPU @ 800MHz , RAM @ 2133Mhz and all 3 undervolted....
The A8-7600 could be a good option because i compared both power drains graphics at Tom's Hardware with A8-7600 @ 65W and they are almost the same....
Cutting the A8-7600 to 45W TDP and undervolting it (assuming that it can be done) would be awesome.
...but still, i wanted something with a bit more "punch"....this is why i'm interested in Kaveri A10 cTDP and to know if we can undervolt them if we set a lower TDP...
As I promised to @ AJSB...
There are advanced options in BIOS, my motherboard can reduce the TDP to 45W or 65W.
Kaveri A10 cTDP exist
but I have not tried so far, I had some small problems with installing Win8 on SSD ...
In the BIOS there is no advanced voltage settings as it has the Intel platform...in some way !
The problem is that the reference values are not displayed, so when you press + or -, you can reduce or increase the "target" voltage value.
currently using 45W option. I have not tested the system, but I noticed that the processor uses x30 multiplier a lot more than x40. Also, the CPU Vcore is reduced from 1.4xx to max 1.128V.
BIOS OPTIONS :
1. CPU Vcore ; Auto, (+), Normal, +0.006V ...,
(-) Not offered and can not be reduced,
2. NB CORE ; Auto, (+), Normal, +0.006V ...,
3. DRAM ; its OK, from 1.500 - 1.650V etc...
4. VCore Loadline Calibration ; Auto, Low, Standard, Medium and Extreme,
5. NBVID Loadline Calibration : Auto, Low, Standard, Medium and Extreme.
I did not found the PLL voltage option.Edited by Pionir - 4/20/14 at 4:10pm