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Still curious to see how good these perform against Intel i5s when paired with a high-end discrete graphics card. HWCanucks used R9 280X, but I'm not that interested in F1 and synthetic benchmark numbers.
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The FM2A88X-ITX+. Latest BIOS.

1.90, that's exactly what I was afraid of.
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pass as always, looks like Intel is the way to go for a gaming rig. lol
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Still curious to see how good these perform against Intel i5s when paired with a high-end discrete graphics card. HWCanucks used R9 280X, but I'm not that interested in F1 and synthetic benchmark numbers.

there's some others on hwc as well: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65031-amd-kaveri-a10-7850k-a8-7600-review-19.html



 
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Looking forward to a better AMD chip that can I replace my 4 year old i7 860 with. Guess i'll have to keep waiting.
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Looking forward to a better AMD chip that can I replace my 4 year old i7 860 with. Guess i'll have to keep waiting.

 

That chip is going to last you QUITE a long time.

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super disappointed by dual-graphics
post #58 of 1004
Seems a fine little chip, with a nice o/c on the igpu and 2400Mhz ram it should be adequate for quite a few 1080p games (not Crysis 3 obviously). Torchlight II is a pure single thread game and according to HC A10-7850k matched A10-6800k there with probably 10% lower clocks (after we factor in turbo), multithreaded performance improvement will be slightly higher I bet. It is a dual module design (no L3 cache) that mainly targets laptops anyway, not an i5-4670k competitor,I don't know why people expect wonders. If after 2 weeks or so it drops below 170, in my book it will be the first truly gaming capable APU for those on a budget. Pity AMD apparently has abandonded high end desktop (for the time being or for good, who knows).
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I'm still reading Anand's review but this slide does make things look rather disappointing in the CPU department (some previous paragraphs already hinted at it):

It's not even a straight 10%, it's ~10%, which probably means PR speak for anything between 9.5% and 9.9% rounded up.

It's a good performance improvement on its own, the problem is where AMD is coming from.

Problem being that frequency also went down 10% meaning that you get pretty much the same CPU power as with Richland.

For OCing it would seem like we need to wait for people to actually buy these since AMD didn't want to send out the samples early enough.

Haha, I just added that last part one or two minutes after writing it.

This leaves me wanting more. And continuously wondering what would have been if they had just concentrated on improving the CPU cores on Thuban / Llano instead of going this route. With each subsequent Bulldozer architecture improvement they are basically just playing catch-up with their own previous architecture.

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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.

AMD sure knows how to be a bit weird. Let's see how this whole thing unfolds and if there is something going on with the A10-7850K's retail performance.

One of the main advantages of the Richland family compared to Trinity was that Richland CPU cores didn't downclock from their base clock nearly as much as Trinity did under continuous heavy load. Let's hope they didn't do the same mistake again.

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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

What's interesting is that they could have done one if they had an A10-6700 at hand (Edit: though the base clockspeed is the same, at 3.7 Ghz, the A10-6700 has a higher Turbo, at 4.3 Ghz, unless the Turbo speed is configurable, it wouldn't be a fair comparison either. In any case, downclocking an A10-6800K would achieve the same results).

In fact, along with the A10-6800K, the A10-6700, which is a 65w TDP part, is one of the most interesting parts from the Richland family, it's slightly faster than the A10-5800K in everything, on a 65w TDP.
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I really want to see how it handles dual graphics with a 290x compared to my Fx-8350 and 290x. If the whole DG thing that was posted before about it working with Hawaii is true that is
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