It works fine with the shipped fan and cooling block
Rick Laviolette, Amazon
2 April 2015
Summary: My purchase was installed in a MSI ATX DDR3 2400 MOTHERBOARD A88X-G45. It is my 2nd build using this processor and has worked flawlessly. I have not installed a graphics card yet but one is on the way. It works fine with the shipped fan and cooling block. I run programs that make them cook too.
... before I purchased this CPU/GPU I could not be happier with it
John M. Schultz, Amazon
29 March 2015
Summary: I read a lot of reviews and asked a bunch of questions before I purchased this CPU/GPU I could not be happier with it. With no added graphics card I'm getting crisp 3D gaming on my favorite game Skyrim using the HDMI interface, I'm getting 25 FPS without overclocking past the turbo settings on my...
Summary: This guy is pretty nice for gaming! I used it buy itself on Tomb Raider and I believe I played on high settings all the way to the end boss battle. Then I put an R9 270 in it. I really didnt need to bother with an APU after I put a decent card in it.
Summary: For the price, this little chip is amazing. I actually ran it without a video card for a couple days to see what it would do. I ran Kerbal on medium ish settings and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit on medium-high ish settings and it performed better than I expected.
Summary: Very impressive little processor. I would definitely recommend this to someone doing a budget build who wants decent gaming performance. I get 70-90 fps in cs:go (1920x1080 and very high settings) and 30-40 in Battlefield 4 (1920x1080 144hz on medium settings).
Powerful and mean at the fraction of the costs of an Intel CPU
14 February 2015
Summary: When I built my custom rig back in December 2014, I wanted a powerful CPU of at least 3.0GHz. I didn't want to spend a fortune so I looked at AMD instead of Intel. I found this bad girl; the AMD Black Edition A10-7850K (K meaning it can be over clocked).
Summary: I've been in need for a PC that can handle gaming along with video and photo editing programs. But my budget was pretty small. I couldn't afford a discrete GPU so i decided to get an A10-7850K, along with 8GB of AMD Radeon Gaming Memory. I made the right choice.
Summary: Its a good general use processor. however currently the integrated graphics is a total waste for gaming the only graphics cards you can crossfire with are the low end R7 250s which ate going for $100 you can get a R7 250x for around the same price and get higher frame rates without dual graphics.
Summary: i cant spend a lot of money other computer parts and amd understands that so they give you power for cheap they can give normal people great products iv bought amd for years now and will keep on right now i am getting a new A10 7850k and giving my buddy my old one so there is a apu and video card...
Excerpt: So it's a 3rd generation APU by AMD and actually features HSA! This enable great performance with good efficiency (which has been one of my complaints about AMD). I almost always use Intel CPUs.