Taking the A10-7850K out for a spin and leaving marks on the bench

Subject: Processors | March 27, 2014 - 03:44 PM |
Tagged: Kaveri, APU, amd, A10-7850K

It is about time we took a look at AMD's new flagship processor, the A10-7850K Kaveri chip running at 3.7GHz or 4GHz at full boost with 4 Steamroller CPU cores and 8 Hawaii GPU cores.  While we are still shy on HSA benchmarks at the moment, HiTech Legion did have a chance to do some Mantle testing with the APU alone and paired with a discrete GPU which showed off some of the benefits on Mantle.  They also reached a decent overclock, a hair shy of 4.5GHz on air which is not too shabby for a processor that costs under $200.  Check out the full review here.

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"AMD has launched their fourth generation of APU, codenamed “Kaveri”. Kaveri boasts increased processor power coupled with advanced Radeon graphics but there are other technologies, such as HSA, that balance memory loads via “compute” to both the CPU and GPU."

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March 28, 2014 | 04:40 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

For a moment I was excited thinking there was a new Kaveri APU out.
You should fix the title.

March 28, 2014 | 12:03 PM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

I'm looking at using Kaveri for a couple of senior citizens. They tend to be cheap and easily confused by the tech, but a CPU that duals as an video card is a simplicity and price not lost on them. I think this APU is enough for whatever they want to use it for. While I don't have to worry about them playing Crysis or Titanfall, I wish they would learn to not click on everything a friend mails to them and uncheck all the additional crap a lot of common applications add to their installs.

March 28, 2014 | 01:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where are the mobile and low power desktop kaveris?

March 29, 2014 | 08:24 AM - Posted by collie (not verified)


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