Summary: Although dated now this is still a decent processor if you intent to use the on-chip video without an discrete card you honestly cannot go wrong with the APU series paired this with 8 gigs of fast memory and an SSD and I have one pretty peppy machine.
Pros: The A10-5800K is an overall decent processor, I built a computer for my son to run nickJR games and this processor was a pleasant surprise for me. It was fast and overall just browsing/work related stuff I really don't notice any difference between this and my I7-3770.
Cons: Stock cooler... is not that good If your a gamer buy a video card and get a different processor.
Summary: I have it running silently with a Cooler Master 212 EVO heatsink and fan (in push position) on an ASUS A88X-Plus motherboard in a Fractal Define R5 case. I haven't tried to use the integrated graphics.
Pros: It's a 3.8GHz quad-core, as advertised.
Cons: Unfortunately, since it is an APU, it gives me fits whenever I try to install or run AMD software, since I have an nVidia video card. In fact, even running the AMD OverDrive application instantly shuts down my computer, which doesn't make sense, since AMD OverDrive can be used to control your AMD...
Summary: Really just buy an aftermarket cooler. Unless for some reason you like a jet engine idling on your desk.
Pros: Can be overclocked for extreme use. But be warned it outputs quite allot of heat. Then on board graphics is powerful for being integrated. Very Impressed!
Cons: Runs really hot. If your only going to web browse and do emails. Then the stock cooler is fine. But if you play any games at all you must buy an aftermarket cooler. It just runs so hot that you can only play on the stock cooler before it shuts down to save its self.
Summary: my first APU for the desktop, already had mobile A10 in a laptop; To Christopher S., MSI specifically list the A10 as supported on their motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35. However, make certain your BIOS is up-to-date in case the A10 support came later than when the board was shipped to vendors.
Pros: Advanced budget CPU/GPU; overclocked to 4.7GHz w/o voltage tweaks
Cons: Even overclocked to 4.7GHz, this APU benchmarks considerably lower than my AMD 965 CPU at 4.2GHz
Summary: I used an NZXT X31 Kraken liquid cooler with my new build and I set it up. Within a couple weeks I spotted higher-than-expected temps. After a couple weeks I probed around and figured out the Thermal compound that came with the NZXT liquid cooler had already solidified and began to overheat the APU.
Pros: • Great price • Solid little chip • Not bad at multitasking • Simple to overclock
Summary: If you are on a tight budget and play a lot of games then this is the way to go. Do not rely on integrated graphics alone and expect decent frame rates. pair it with a decent graphics card and enable you dual graphics in your bios.
Pros: I upgraded my rig from an A6 to this and what a difference it made! I play a lot of World of tanks and my frame rate went from 30 fps to 70. I do have a GTX 650 card in my rig. turned up graphics settings to high from minimum and enabled dual graphics and still running 50 fps.
Cons: stock fan is a bit noisy, going to be my next upgrade.
Summary: It's not a giant upgrade from my previous A8-6500, but it's still enough that when coupled with another 8gb of RAM in my system (bringing my total to 16gb) that I can see a definite difference in speed when running games and other applications on my computer.