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Idle power consumption this time around has A LOT to do with the platform. For example, with the ASRock board, I got the numbers above. Last night, I received an ASUS board which had quite a bit lower results. So, it seems like BIOS / AMD software interactions still need some work....

So the 2 reviews where not done with the same motherboard? I bought a Asrock A88X ITX+ so maybe I will get similar idle compusumption compared to my current and a big performance increase (Going from A4-4000 duel core)
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Meh is all I can say.
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Dual graphics works with R7 class parts.
This is unfortunately the usual mantra with AMD. "Here are these amazing features.....but nothing supports it yet." Even hUMA and hQ are disabled at the driver level right now since there are no compatible applications.

Basically, it's becoming quite hard to justify the purchase of an APU when so many of their most redeeming features are still in the "coming soon" stage after three years.

not to mention is offers pretty much no significant performance improvement over the last gen APU

much hype but left cold

if it atlest offered a HD7770 level graphics and built in GDDR5 ram it would be a game changer like the ones used in the xbone/ps4
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Hardwareheaven saying they hit 5ghz on air is promising but they list absolutely no details what so ever so that's not so great....

Did the reviewers have very little time to review these things?

Also AMD is apparently pushing the 45W class part really hard this time around...
 
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I was expecting a bit more performance in the cpu department. Kinda dissapointing really.
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idem

pretty much all ddr3 R7 cards though IMO if you are going to hook a R7 260x you may as well run it discrete

considering kaveri offered nothing over richland/trinity , its 5ghz overclock is barely anything to a 5ghz richland/trinity and i believe richland/trinity can still go higher without much issues
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So the 2 reviews where not done with the same motherboard? I bought a Asrock A88X ITX+ so maybe I will get similar idle compusumption compared to my current and a big performance increase (Going from A4-4000 duel core)

Nope. I got the ASUS board too late in the game. As per the System Specs page, all benchmarking was done on the ASRock board.

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Hardwareheaven saying they hit 5ghz on air is promising but they list absolutely no details what so ever so that's not so great....

Did the reviewers have very little time to review these things?

Also AMD is apparently pushing the 45W class part really hard this time around...

I received mine on Friday which, when you take CES into account, is simply ridiculous from a timing perspective. AMD didn't send us an A10 part so I had to source one from overseas and that arrived last night.

So no, there was barely any time for this launch. Certainly not enough to have a review out that meets expectations....
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i believe richland/trinity can still go higher without much issues

Is this on air?

I have never seen richland or trinity do 5ghz without some serious cooling.
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Any review out there that compare's 7850K to 6800K at same clock speeds ?

Shame HWH didnt show benchmark results at the 5ghz OC they managed frown.gif
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