Overall and Final Verdict
Now that we have put the A10-7850K through all of our benchmarks we finally have an idea of where it stands. AMD has done a great job of improving on the already good performance of their APUs when it comes to the integrated graphics. Even better, they are selling them for a lot less than Intel’s i5’s. Don’t get me wrong, running on the 7850K isn’t going to be better than running a dedicated graphics card, but if you were putting together a budget build you could get away with holding off on your dedicated card until you had more money. Another great use for the 7850K would be a budget Steambox or a high powered HTPC. There are a few downsides of course. They still have a lot of room to improve on their compute performance, especially when compared to what Intel is doing right now. I also think it’s a little disappointing that FM2 motherboard owners won’t be able to pick one up as an upgrade to their old APU, you have to go with an FM2+ motherboard. But the price is right and the performance is right there with it. You can’t get a better performing APU/CPU when it comes to the graphics performance making the A10-7850K a well-rounded APU.