Happy user, but AMD products need a little more support.
A. L. Clark, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I have no complaints about the processor. It has handled everything that I have thrown at it. Guests on my computer are amazed at it's speed (plenty of RAM, and a fast solid state hard drive helped). I'm using an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard, with built-in Radeon graphics. I built the computer almost a year ago, and continue to update the BIOS and drivers as available.
Summary: I do a fair bit of everything with this PC. I got a Crossblade Ranger, R9-290, 16GB of DDR3-2133 Radeon R9 RAM, and a 240GB SSD. List of things I do with this computer is as follows: Video Games Website Design Media Consumption (movies and music) Web Browsing (from Facebook to online school) Workstation (several office documents are open at a time) And with all of this going on, I don't hesitate one bit to go to this machine to do it all.
Summary: I just stuck one of these in a living room build and I'm super impressed. I paired it with 8 gigabytes of 2133 MHz memory and it performed better than I expected. Keep in mind that you do need to pair this with fast memory to get the most out of it. I can run Metro: Last Light at 1080p on low at around 50 FPS with the occasional dip below 30 FPS and Arma 3 at 1080p on low between 30-38 FPS.
because they beat the hell out of intel's stupid integrated graphics.
janet mills, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: i used to be an intel & nvidia fan until i realized that AMD has a better grip on processing graphics. frankly, intel graphics suck and they should just give up on that. i really don't care what the benchmarks say with regard to speed--what does really matter is how it all works together for a great gaming experience, and that is what i get with AMD.
Summary: This is the best processor I have ever had. My new computer burns 65 watts due to the low power requirements of the processor and the integrated graphics (my previous system used 170 watts). It handles much more than I expected. All my games run smooth without an extra video card. Even though it can be tweaked, I just use the default settings.
Summary: AMD's APU line may be the underdog by some standards but from my viewpoint, it's the best performance to cost to durability ratio platform value currently available. I fixed my A10 up with MSI's wonderful "A88XM Gaming" motherboard, just 8GB of DDR3 2400 G.Skill memory, a nice Corsair Neutron GTX SSD, all mounted in an amazingly small case with good air flow with only a 300watt PSU.
Summary: I purchased this APU to power a PC that I've dedicated to podcast recording, edits, and mild photo and video editing using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements editions. Since Adobe's elements editions do use the GPU to render, I opted not to get a dedicated GPU. However, the integrated graphics on this APU is very nice. I fired up World of Warcraft to see and it played as well as my dedicated Radeon 6870 that was mildly over-clocked.