Good for budget builds. possibly consider an FX with cheap GPU
2 weeks ago
Summary: Good for budget builds where you are 100% for sure not going to be using a dedicated graphics / video card (GPU). You may want to consider getting an FX processor (more cores), and then a cheap graphics card. For me, this is working good enough for my work computer.
Summary: gaming this processor is a little beast, using the integrated graphics, I played Skyrim and it automatically set the graphics to high and plays perfect hooked to a Toshiba TV at 1080p. ive played dead island, fear 3, skyrim, dirt3, gta 4 and rage. played good across the board. everyday computer tasks are a breeze, rendering, picture viewing web browsing and video play back are fast. this apu does run a lil hot 45 Celsius at idle.
Summary: Installation was very easy and instructions were clear and easy to follow. It has been operating flawlessly for over a month now, but since I upgraded the motherboard, memory to 8G, and the GUI, all at the same time, I can't attribute the improved system performance entirely to this APU. All I can say is that it appears to be operating very well, with absolutely no issues. I will say that the onboard Radeon HD 8670D is not all it's cracked up to be.
Summary: Great CPU for what it does. If you want to do anything cpu intensive like a security camera system, this is not a good choice. It will rapp all 4 cores out with Blue Iris. Other than that, it works great. Plays WoW just fine etc. I am powering two monitors and couldn't be happier for the budget I set.
Summary: Installed with an MSI FM2-A75-E35 mobo and 8 GB of 1666 MHz RAM. Running with the stock heatsink w/o overclocking. The only game I've been playing is Rocksmith, and this combo has been performing great even in the large arenas with a few hundred fans. I was very leery of the integrated GPU, but it's working great, and it saved me $100 by not having to buy a video card. Win7 scores @ 4.1 GHz: Processor: 7.3, RAM: 7.7, Graphics: 6.9, Gaming graphics: 6.9, HDD: 5.9.
Summary: It is an all around snappy processor. The price is similar to an Intel i3, but crushes any i3's graphics. The built in HD graphics love my 2400mhz ram. With the 2400 ram it really lets the built-in gpu shine.
Summary: Fast, just Google AMD A10-6800K Overclocked To 8203.34 MHz, Breaks And Sets World Record, paired this with a 660 ti vid. card, 550 psu, 8gb 2400 ram, will be soon upgrading to 32 gb 2400 ram , and the Titan vid. next.
Summary: Pros: For entry-level gaming, even with 1333mhz RAM, this thing is fantastic. It Maxes out Oblivion, and fear without hardly a stutter. As this is my first build I must say, well done, AMD. Cons: Runs hot, even with Arctic Silver 5 and a hyper 212 evo on top of it, I still get 60's under load and 40's at idle. However I don't know whether to call this a con just yet! P.s: Did a Handbrake video encode. The temps jumped from 40 to 95 FAST under 100% load.
Summary: I haven't traditionally been a huge fan of AMD APUs, but with their more recent APUs they have kicked it into high gear. For what you pay for the A10-6800K there is nothing else on the market that can do what this can do. Sure you can pay more for intel, but their iGPU can't compare for the money. You can set up crossfire with a discrete (dedicated) GPU which will effectively double (slightly less than double) your gaming potential.