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.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34650 18 Apr 2014 13:24
After redoing our CPU test suite and doing a lot of retesting it took a lot longer than normal to get our Kaveri review out for everyone. Was it worth the wait? Well it won't be for everyone, but if you want the fastest integrated graphics you can possibly get, this might just be for you.

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