Summary: Just recently i noticed that my games seemed to be a little more choppy then usual so I downloaded the AMD System Monitor as i thought the apu was under too much of a load. When i look at the system monitor i found something that looked rather weird, the gpu part of my apu said 0% it seems as if it isn't working. I have been trying to contact AMD for an answer but nothing so far and i have also started a thread on tomshardware.
Pros: This was an awesome apu that runned bf4 very well on low or medium settings.
Cons: After about 1 month games got very choppy, see summary for more details.
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: I bought a Compaq Pesario in 2010 for about $400 which came with a AMD Athlon II 170u CPU with 2GB of DDR2 memory (I did upgrade it to 4GB), which was on the rather slow side. I purchased a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD about a month ago which seemed to help this computer setup boot and load programs quicker, however I was still getting lag in certain programs and videos on the internet were choppy.
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.
Summary: When paired with a A88XM-PLUS/CSM, unboxing the A10-7700K was like letting a feral cat out of a sack. Other parts: ddr3-1600, hybrid hdd, pcp&c power The A88XM-PLUS/CSM features all of the overclocking settings you could need. It also has the requisite cooler for the (more than capable) 4+2 phase VRM. tl;dr; I pressed the 'OC Tune' button in the bios, rebooted, and here's the result. Results were obtained using the retail heatsink and TIM.
Pros: 1. Unlocked multiplier., 2. Compute performance., 3. GCN 2.0 (includes hw to improve multi gpu performance)., Integrated features (pcie3, trueaudio, hUMA, hQ, ddr3-2400, mantle).
Cons: 1. Some boards may not post with a Kaveri APU due to having an old Bios revision., 2. Dual graphics mode only supported with R7,R9 (for now)
GREAT processor for a budget entry level gaming PC
28 January 2014
Summary: I got this AMD a10-7700k as part of a cheap entry level gaming build. After doing my research, looking at reviews and overviews, watching the keynote from amd at CES I was sold on this processor. I'm very excited to see what the HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) has in store in terms of performance and efficiency gains along with their Mantle software.
Summary: At stock settings in windows 7 I get Cpu 7.4, Mem 7.4 and the two graphics speeds are 6.9. It certainly seems to run fast enough for me. I recon they released these chips about four months too early. They have now released a non beta set of drivers 14.4 and the bios on my MSI a88x E35 motherboard is now fine running the memory at 2400mhz. I have two of these systems with the other one on a Gigabyte a88x wifi motherboard.
Summary: super APU wenn man sie für den richtigen Zweck einsetzt, das bedeutet ich muss wissen das sie für Büro und Internetalltag bestens geeignet ist, die implentierte Radeon R7 erfüllt aus meiner Sicht die mehr als ausreichende Leistung für diesen zweck allemal. Die geringe Leistungsaufnahme und der Preis sind für mich auch noch ein Pluspunkt, würde sie jederzeit wieder kaufen, muss nicht immer Intel sein.