Summary: I upgraded a low power AMD A4-3400 (Dual core) to the 3670K for the extra 2 cores and unlocked multiplier to allow for extra clock speed bumps while maintaining the efficient APU architecture. While it won't match Intel's i3 in computing power, the AMD APU line gets the benefits of on-die Radeon graphics. The unlocked multipler allowed me to easily bump the CPU clock to 3.1 Ghz on the stock cooler with no issues.
Summary: The CPU is way faster than what it replaced. The is used in an HTPC and does a great job with audio/video processing. Can't attest to the CPU's longevity and I do not keep the machine turned on 7x24. The ONLY downfall is that it came from Amazon. If you don't pay extra for 'expedited shipping', it takes a week just to get it out the door.
Defective or just the MOBO? UNcheck DVI dual-link in bios to fix!
Amazon Junkie Monkey, Amazon
14 October 2012
Summary: Even my 5xxx and 6xxx radeon pci supports TWO digital outputs HDMI and DVI, this chip, a warehouse deal, works but will not support two digital outputs, and I cannot attest to is supporting vga as I don't have one, my monitors are HDMI and DVI only with no adapter being able to support a vga to digital conversion, so these APUs, even when bridged with discrete graphics do not support tow digital out, what gives??
NEW Version AMD A6 3670Accelerated PU Black Edition
Professor Geek "Insanity Not Required Will Train", Amazon
25 May 2012
Summary: A6 3670k Accelerated Processing Unit 2.75 GHz 4.2 MB Cache Socket FMI (Has Radeon Graphics - but I use the latest NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series SLI PhysX Cuda Open Compute, et al installed on this mainboard) Has 4 slots and I use all of them with: Patriot Memory Sector5 G Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz CAS 9-9-9-24 For Intel P55 Systems PGV38G1600ELK (you cannot start up with 32 GB until you first establish the OS, the maximum you can go to begin with is...
Summary: This can be overclocked pretty easily (at least with the asrock board I'm using) but is fast enough that it isn't terribly necessary. My case really isn't up to the heat generated when going above about 3.2GHz as it's in a mini-itx setup with a single case fan, but with a better CPU fan and case, I imagine 3.4GHz or so is no problem. The video can also be easily overclocked quite a bit beyond the default speed.