Summary: Once I had the right card, the dual graphics kicked in and worked well. I didn't see a big increase in FPS in GW2 with dual graphics compared to stock. I did notice a big difference in the consistency of the FPS. Stock, the FPS fluctuated a bit when running and in combat.
Pros: Processor is good. Runs great and stable. Plenty of power out of the box for some basic gaming. Plenty fast for a good budget gaming build. Dual graphics worked well once set up. Running 35+ FPS on GW2 @ High/Ultra Settings when paired with a 6570.
Cons: Box states that the A8 line are compatible for dual graphics with a 6670. Problem is, only the A8-6000+ are directly supported for dual graphics with a 6670. I had bought a 6670 to pair with this, but had to sell it and pick up a 6570. I tried every work around I could find on the forums and was ...
Summary: Don't buy this CPU or any of AMD's APUs if you plan on getting a dedicated GPU. You will be paying more for something you don't need (integrated GPU). The CPU powered through many applications and games, but suffers when system memory is less than 8GB.
Pros: Quad-core. It works amazingly well for its price and is
Cons: High temps when idle (49 C) using the stock cooler. Anemic integrated GPU.
Summary: This was the processor for a budget build for a family computer. I know it will do well for what it will be used for. Again, I switched from AMD to Intel for a reason, and I have been happy with Intel, but AMD never disappoints at first. Takes some time, but this is years later.
Pros: It is a nice processor. I have it at stock settings, and under heavy load I have seen it as high as 30 C. I used to use AMD's for all my builds, and I know they run hot, but this one is surprisingly cool on stock heatsink and fan. This is my first build using an APU from AMD and it is not too ter...
Cons: I don't think I will ever be happy with any of the multi-core processors. There isn't enough programs out there that can really take full advantage. I don't know how well I can trust AMD's temperature sensors. This has been a problem for me since their Phenom series, and I have no idea if they re...
Summary: I love AMD but I'm getting a little tired of the cheap coolers they come with. My older builds came with much better stock coolers than these. I'm going to replace all of them from the start from now on because I don't approve of my APU running at over 80c while at idle even with a good quality...
Pros: Painless install. Computer runs very fast and responsive with no problems with stability at all.
Cons: Stock cooler isn't quite enough and tends to run hot! Same issue with my other APU. I'd say they all need to be upgraded or replaced with an aftermarket cooler.
Summary: Like I said for daily use and gaming with the right video card and SSD it's a great CPU
Pros: All the latest technology (for the time 9 months ago) and still a great CPU Modern CPU's are hitting a wall on there abilities, even at this ones abilities you won't be dissapointed for the average User / Gamer
Pros: I always use AMD when building systems unless specifically requested otherwise. I see no benefit from increased cost. Most systems can run fine on these and it keep Intel honest(a bit). Never had a issue or failure and built in graphics are superior.
Summary: AMD isn't winning any fans (no pun intended) with this terrible quality cooling. My next CPU will be Intel and I'll see how they perform for myself, maybe no better but I've learned my lesson with AMD.
Pros: Excellent processor / OC ability for the money
Cons: It should be illegal for AMD to sell a CPU with a stock cooler that cannot stay below 60C running with zero load. I read the reviews, but bought it without third party cooling as I only saw Gamer complaints. I bought this CPU for my wife's FB and Flash game PC use. Long story short this ran 60+C ...
Summary: has a nice price tag. the built in gpu is actually pretty good. This cpu can operate pretty hot if you are using the stock heatsink. highly recommend you upgrade the heatsink asap. case is on here for display :) [...]