Summary: I've seen reviews on here stating how hot these cpus run either they don't know what they are doing or they just don't know how to build a computer.. mine while playing bf4 and running netflix never gets above 115 degrees fehinheit..
Pros: Has built in video so no need for a video card and it does play battlefield 4 with no probe.. Does run cool and with turbo it gets the job done..
Summary: Not sure if the APU is at fault, the mother board, or if a 7660D is just comparable to intel HD 4000/3000, but it's a bit choppy. But!!! it could also be due to the bad Ram I had, I really don't know and I don't feel like wasting time figuring it out.
Pros: As a CPU, it's great, haven't seen it go turbo though but then again, I don't monitor the GHz all the time.
Summary: The case I put it in measures about 8.5" x 7.5" x 2.5" (yup. Two and a half inches tall), and I used the stock cooler with it. In order to make the temperature behave, I had to make a plastic baffle that guided the air in from the top of the case and out the side.
Pros: My goal with this chip was to build a micro gaming machine. Mission accomplished. Plays most games on highest settings quite well. The more demanding games (Skyrim, etc) I bump down to 720p with no AA, but it does much better than I anticipated.
Summary: ASUS F2A85-V Pro, 2x8 Corsair Vengeance 1600 C-10, Win7-64 Pro, Antec 300 case, Asus DVD and WIFI, 650 watt P/S, WD A/F 500 gig Black HD, WorkStation +
Pros: I tried Oblivion ES4 with the APU and it's never looked or run better....with Max settings and the sliders turned up @ 1920x1080, I don't even here the APU fan speed up. @ 65 watts and no video card it will pay for itself on older games.
Summary: I am running my system with an Nvidia 650 It Black Edition so I don't know anything about the integrated GPU, however it's nice to know I have a backup. I am running this with a 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, and a Blu-Ray Drive... so it's a minimalist system.
Pros: I needed a replacement processor for one that died recently and this was a great catch! The processor loads programs amazingly fast, and the stock fan is super quiet. I don't OC and needed a system for general gaming and streaming, and it works perfectly.
Cons: None I can see. Everything installed easily and the unit has run with average weekday use (4-6 hours gaming/streaming) no problem.
Summary: I couldn't get the HDMI sound working all night, but the next day after it booted up, there it was.
Pros: This is my first HTPC build and I wanted HD graphics, digital sound and low power (65w). I get a 6.5 on the video scores. Wow, on a chip. HD video and digital sound are output on my motherboard HDMI port. I am very impressed. It stays cool with the stock fan and sleeps when not in use down to 5w....
Cons: The paperwork that it comes with has type that is so small that you will need a flashlight and a magnifying glass to read it. If they had a video online instead, that would be SO COOL. How hard would it be to make one -how to install video- with 10 languages or subtitles.
Summary: This was my first build, HTPC setup. I liked the fact that the heatsink was ready to install onto the processor but I personally used the Arctic Silver brand Silver thermal compound to ensure the best conduction. This thing hasn't run above 37C yet.
Pros: Powerful cores in a small package, easy installation, no fussing with thermal paste (if you choose). Works like a charm, overclocks with just a few clicks with my UEFI MSI motherboard
Summary: CPU performance may be behind more expensive Intel chips, but the difference is narrow enough that things which feel slow (compiling source code, transcoding media) might go a little faster on an i5 or i7 but will still feel slow there too.
Pros: * Great GPU Performance * Low Power * Low Heat * Inexpensive
Cons: * CPU can't keep up with (much more expensive) Core i5/i7 processors)
Summary: This is a great product and I am glad to see AMD starting to bring something amazing back to market. I would like to see how the next gen APU's "Richland" will perform with GCN integrated graphics.
Pros: I chose this APU for my HTPC build do to its price, power and integrated video. I am glad to say I was not disappointed. AMD as a great product here and I am absolutely surprised at its performance. I have it currently running Win7 w/Media Center and has been flawless. Video through HDMI at 1080p...
Cons: The stock fan is quite bad. It doesn't provided optimal cooling for this APU and is also kind of load. Not worth taking an egg off since I never use the stock heat fan, but I would suggest you use an after market fan this.