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I don't know why they don't test games most people actually play. Why do they test games people buying APUs will never play. They should test stuff like CS:GO, DOTA , LOL etc

well i buy APU to play AAA titles and im sure many would too.

APUs are a good entry into gaming of all genre and they are capable of it but rather limited to 720p for a comfortable frame rate and a reasonable graphics detail
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Not sure about others but the ASRock board I initially got didn't allow for Turbo Core to be deactivated. There was a switch in the BIOS but every bit of monitoring software said it was still active when in Windows. This prevented us from doing an accurate clock vs. clock comparison.

Shame but i got patience smile.gif

Hoping to see a nice clock vs clock comparison one day.

I should have waited building me new home server, have gone for a A8-6500 but the new APU's do seem slightly better.
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I don't know why they don't test games most people actually play. Why do they test games people buying APUs will never play. They should test stuff like CS:GO, DOTA , LOL etc

More demanding games are probably in the reviewers guide from AMD or something. Their chips do after all benefit from GPU bound stressful AAA games.

LoL, dota, wow, SC2, CS:S etc. would give somewhat of an edge to intel.
 
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Its kinda tricky to see the IPC increase because of the clocks. I am waiting for a better review/results from ocn to judge better
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CPU performance should tell us why we did not get a FX 8 core CPU because there is no improvement. Personally I am really disappointed. AMD is in a situation where they will release CPUs even though the performance is not there. GCN cores also made next to no difference.

There are plenty of differences.
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Except it won't be available at launch, which is quite weird.

There's a lot of things weird about this launch.

Like the broad-scale availability of the A10 7850K at retailers but AMD's flat out refusal to sample them to most sites for launch. Meanwhile, everyone got an A8 7600, an APU that won't be available for the next month or so.

Or the fact that we got the APUs TWO business days before launch, during CES.

This is what's called a targeted PR strategy and it happens all the time. How do you make sure a car reviewer doesn't find all the issues with a new model? Give him just 15 minutes of seat time and pop him into the trim level that's sure to meet a certain criteria.

That's exactly what happened here.
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Not sure about others but the ASRock board I initially got didn't allow for Turbo Core to be deactivated. There was a switch in the BIOS but every bit of monitoring software said it was still active when in Windows. This prevented us from doing an accurate clock vs. clock comparison.

What version? I just want to know because that might be really bad for me.
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I look forward to dropping an A8-7600 into a mITX build, should be perfectly suited for that environment. 

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It seems the it's real strength would be the IGP. But it isn't even that mind blowing compared to Richland. I guess the market segment would be users who are in a really tough budget that wants future-proof technologies such as HSA.

For $173, the price seems high though. I'd say a 7850k plus the fastest R7 gpu that it can crossfire with for slightly above $200.

It's $189 for the 7850K. Rip-off! Buy an i5 instead and a R7 instead.
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What version? I just want to know because that might be really bad for me.

The FM2A88X-ITX+. Latest BIOS.
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