Summary: Really surprised at the graphical capabilities. I used it to make a light gaming rig for my daughter. It has handle everything I've thrown at it including 3D games at low to moderate settings. Runs HD video with no problems. Was also surprised it's rated at 65w. I was able to buy a lower wattage, higher quality power supply for the rig.
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.
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: I would recommend this APU if you are looking to build an HTPC capable of gaming (on a TV using Steam Big Picture) in a small case. It is perfect for that purpose. I used this APU instead of the 5800K because of its 65W TDP, as heat is a huge concern in these small cases. With this build I have a pretty quiet HTPC with very good performance, I can watch Blurays/DVDs and online streams (Netflix, MLB.tv, Youtube, etc) without any issues.
Summary: I ordered this on a gamble and it ended up working wonderfully. On HP's website they state that the model of AllInOne I purchased only goes up to an A8. This CPU along with the Zalman CNPS 8900 Extreme heatsink produces high frame rates in MassEffect 3 and DeadSpace 2 on max settings at 1080P. I had to cut a hole into the back plastic of the All in One to get the 60MM cooler to fit, but the performance out weighs the ugliness on the back.
Pros: I am using this processor in a gaming setup paired with a Radeon 6850. Every game I have played runs great with graphics options turned up to maximum at 2560x1440. The games I play are Dishonored, EverQuest II, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Defense Grid: The Awakening, The Walking Dead, and Battlefield 3. While the gaming performance can be attributed mainly to the video card, at least the processor doesn't seem to hold it back. With a 65 watt TDP, the chip does not draw m...
Cons: The included CPU fan has a noticeable whine to it, but only when the room is quiet. Depending on usage, you might do well to get a quieter cooler.
Summary: This is really impressive to me- This A10 series is taking integrated graphics to a new level. With just this APU & no graphics card, I'm able to do everything I need to do with a computer, and then watch HD Blu-ray discs, and play Super Street Fighter IV AE at default settings, with no visible performance hits in any of these situations. And I still have the option of adding an HD 6670 graphics card for Dual Graphics, or even a more powerful, discrete PCI-E card.