Interestingly today marks the two month mark since the A8-7600 was sent to reviewers and still nothing.
Those 14.2 Beta drivers look quite good for the games tested, the Sandra memory bandwidth benchmark also shows a 6% improvement, I bet that is part of the explanation for the better performance besides driver optimisations for games.
The thing is, the A10-7850K and A10-7700K are too expensive for what they offer right now, whereas the A8-7600 would be great on many levels, firstly it doesn't need to justify its price on account of future benefits, secondly because with a 45w / 65w configurable TDP it would be ideal for HTPC systems.
Also, it's interesting to note that with Turbo Core enabled, even the A10-7850K seems to downclock the CPU to 3 Ghz to allow for maximum GPU performance, and no ill effects on game performance were seen as ExtremeTech reported here
, which means that the A8-7600 wouldn't suffer much, if at all, in comparison. On the other hand, the GPU can be overclocked on the A8-7600, making it the best bang for the buck. The A10-7850K's GPU is bottlenecked by the memory bandwidth anyway (you can clearly see it below in the Torchlight 2 benchmark where Dual Graphics doesn't work and you can compare the results between the A10-7850K's CPU and GPU and its CPU and an R7 250 DDR3), you can achieve the same gaming results by overclocking a 384 Stream Processor part.
As it is, there are better solutions out there, as ExtremeTech pointed out (and I and others had been saying since they were released):
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/177677-dual-graphics-dud-intel-clobbers-amds-apus-in-budget-gamingEdited by tpi2007 - 3/14/14 at 6:09am