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AMD A8-Series A8-3850 AD3850WNZ43GX (AD3850WNGXBOX)
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AMD A8-Series A8-3850 AD3850WNZ43GX (AD3850WNGXBOX)

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Overall 7
7.0

AMD A series A8-3850 / 2.9 GHz processor

CNET
13 September 2011
  • Summary: We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance.
  • Pros: The new AMD A8-3850 desktop chip offers strong budget gaming and multicore performance at a reasonable price.
  • Cons: AMD's new chip doesn't outperform its Intel equivalent on many standard programs.
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD A8-3850

PC Magazine
28 August 2011
  • Conclusion: With its first mainstream desktop APU, the A8-3850, AMD makes a compelling case for its method of fusing processor and graphics functionality. But don't dump your video card yet.
  • Pros: Good overall price/performance profile. Supports DirectX 11.
  • Cons: Integrated video still not a replacement for discrete cards. Requires new motherboard to take advantage of all features.
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Overall 9
8.5

AMD's Llano A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs - The New King of Entry Level PCs

Futurelooks
16 August 2011
  • Summary: The CPU side of this chip is a die shrunken version of the AMD Athlon II processors with twice the cache and an improved memory controller. While they help to get performance closer to a Phenom II, there is a gap.
  • Pros: Unparalleled Integrated Graphics Performance, Much Improved Memory Controller, Priced Well, Low Power Use, CrossFireX Support in DX10 and DX11, Complemented Well by Hudson FCH, Eyefinity up to 3 Monitors
  • Cons: Unparalleled Integrated Graphics Performance, Much Improved Memory Controller, Priced Well, Low Power Use, CrossFireX Support in DX10 and DX11, Complemented Well by Hudson FCH, Eyefinity up to 3 Monitors, No CrossFireX Support in DX9, Crossfire Drivers Need Work, Small Performance Improvement ove...
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Overall 8
7.9

AMD A8-3850 Fusion GPU Performance Analysis

techPowerUp!
19 July 2011
  • Summary: AMD's A-Series Fusion processors successfully improve upon AMD's Fusion strategy which combines CPU and GPU. In addition to the traditional CPU compute capabilities the new processors offer the fastest and most feature complete integrated graphics solution available today - by far.
  • Pros: Integrated Fusion graphics, Low power consumption, DDR3-1866 memory support, IGP supports dual-link DVI for 2560x1600 desktop resolution, Good overclocking potential, Support for DirectX 11
  • Cons: High price, Dissapointing performance gains from mixed CrossFire, 3D performance could be better, Like all integrated graphics, system RAM is reduced by the amount the IGP needs, No support for CUDA / PhysX
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD Llano Desktop A8-3850 review: banging on Intel's door

HEXUS
30 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Quickly following on from the launch of the laptop chips, AMD is keen to push its fledgling Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) into the mainstream desktop market. Now released as four chips split between the A6 and A8 APU families, AMD is clearly targetting the sub-£100 market with these...
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
30 June 2011
  • Excerpt: AMD’s A8-3850 chip brings better-than-ever gaming muscle to on-chip graphics. Just make sure you opt for speedy RAM if gaming frame rates are a top priority.
  • Pros: Many modern games playable with on-chip graphics at low settings, CPU speed comparable to similarly priced Intel Core i3
  • Cons: Premium RAM required for best graphics performance, Lacks Turbo Core tech
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Overall 9
8.5

AMD A8-3850 Llano APU Review

TechSpot
30 June 2011
  • Summary: The X4 630 provides ample horsepower for general usage, and it doesn't have much trouble tackling modern games either. That said, most of today's games are GPU hogs and less dependent on CPU performance ( as seen in Dirt 3 ), which is why almost all integrated GPUs have failed to-date.
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Overall 8
8.3

AMD's A8-3850 APUs are a surprisingly good bit of silicon

PC Authority
12 September 2011
Overall 8
8.0

AMD A8-3850 APU review

PC Advisor
7 April 2011
  • Summary: We tested the AMD 'Lynx' Fusion A-Series class of processors. Our tests of the AMD A8-3850 APU found that games fans are in for a treat.
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD A8-3850 - en energisnål processor

techsweden.org
28 September 2011
  • Conclusion: ingenting vi kan rekommendera till någon som spelar mycket på sin dator. Det skulle kunna bli en bra kontorsdator men även här finns bättre alternativ. Det främsta användningsområdet vi kan se för denna plattform är videouppspelning, HTPC alltså.
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