Summary: This is fine for an HTPC set up or a child's computer. It can stream Hulu on a 37 inch TV while running a game called Wild Star on a 32 inch 720P TV at moderate graphics rates. I should have waited for the 7800 or purchased the 7850 instead. This purchase was more a curiosity project than anything. The HTPC is a bedroom streamer and wireless internet surfer. The set up is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A1ZTZOG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?
Summary: If your looking to build a nice budget minded gaming rig. I wouldnt hesitate to get this APU, just be sure to match it with a good aftermarket cooler and you wont be disappointed!
Pros: This is a update from my first review I bashed the cpu due to excessive heat issues while using the stock heat sink and fan. It now has a H80I cooling it and I must say this chip is really nice. It is very responsive and multi tasks at a very respectable level. This APU runs most games at around med to med-low settings at good frame rates very playable , just an all around great base for budget gaming pc!
Cons: The only real con I can say is I wish the stock heatsink and fan were up to the task of cooling this beast , and being that it is not I think they should sell it with out it. Only reason this didnt give it a full 5 star
Summary: I love these APU's. This seems to be the time of year that a lot of my family members come to me for PC upgrades. I've put together 4 of these systems and they have all been great for who is using them. Casual to low level gaming and email/ HTPC machines. Can't say enough good things about this package!
Summary: I used this APU for a friends gaming build. It was part of a system that only cost about $500 and its intended purpose was to compete against a console of the same price (Xbox One/PS4) the results were using the integrated graphics of the APU we would play just about any game on Medium/High settings at 720P
Cons: Arrived with a bent pin, though I fixed it (taking extreme care)
Summary: Anonymous said he wouldn't use this as a workstation, but the Solid Works score is very high, comparable to an i7 with a gaming GC. Of course a workstation card like the nvidia Quadro would be better than an APU, but you could add one to any build. For a budget minded consumer trying to edit video, this thing is the best you can get for under $1000 for a complete build.
Pros: -Great performance
Cons: None, maybe a better heatsink, but a good case can compensate.
Summary: This processor runs great! I put this on a "Gigabyte AMD FM2+/FM2 AMP-UP Audio OP-AMP USB DAP-UP UEFI DualBIOS ATX Motherboard GA-G1.Sniper A88X" and installed Windows 8.1 on a Corsair SSD and the system runs like greased lightning. Only hiccup was that Windows 8.1 couldn't find a driver for this processor/motherboard combination, and the enclosed driver disk for the motherboard also did not have a compatible driver.
Pros: This CPU is amazing with the proper drivers and software. I haven't done much gaming on it yet but as far as normal media center task it has done great. I run XBMC for this being my media center and my I7 laptop doesn't keep up with my new A10 7700 as far as speed opening and using XBMC.