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Reviews of AMD Fusion A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1

Testseek.co.uk have collected 35 expert reviews of the AMD Fusion A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1 and the average rating is 79%. Scroll down and see all reviews for AMD Fusion A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1.
Award: Most Awarded February 2012
February 2012


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  • Absolute performance of integrated graphics chip

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  • Power use
  • Processor could be faster

 

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  Published: 2012-04-25, review by: vortez.co.uk

  • As expected, the AMD A8-3870K performed a touch above the A8-3850 while trading blows in more GPU limited applications. Base performance arguably sits at the top of AMD's 'mainstream' performance bar. As many may be waiting to see what Llano's success...

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  Published: 2012-02-14, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Absolute performance of integrated graphics chip
  • Power use, Processor could be faster
  • AMD has made a great step forward with its APUs thanks to a much improved graphics processing unit. However, gamers would still need to use a separate graphics card alongside this APU. Plus, pure processing performances lag behind the competition. ...

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  Published: 2012-02-12, review by: kitguru.net

  • Abstract:  AMD met with a positive reception for their Llano based A series APU’s – targeting customers working on a relatively tight budget who want an ‘all in one’ chip design for a media center PC or low cost workhorse machine.We are looking at the latest f...

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  Published: 2006-01-01, review by: hardwareheaven.com

  • When AMD first released the A-Series of APUs they launched products which offered solid mainstream performance at various price points. These chips were able to take advantage of features such as DirectX11, GPU computing and when combined with a mother...

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  Published: 2012-12-23, review by: tomshardware.com

  • Abstract:  Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86 C...

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  Published: 2012-03-20, review by: rbmods.com

  • Onboard video, Price
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  • This CPU is perfect for a HTPC, you can get a very well performing HTPC that even allows for gaming at lower resolutions. For about 300$ you can get a complete computer that performs very well for that kind of money. Overall performance was good and i...

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  Published: 2012-02-08, review by: insidehw.com

  • Abstract:  Recently, we have devoted much attention to the APU, which is one of the largest inovations that AMD has introduced to the IT industry. Placing a serious graphics system inside a processor is the great success of this company wich dosn't hide their pri...

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  Published: 2012-02-06, review by: Bit-Tech.net

  • The addition of an unlocked multiplier is always a fantastic tool to have at your disposal if you're keen on this overclocking malarkey. We're still a little bitter about the fact that overclocking Intel's budget CPUs is so limited too - imagine a Pent...

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  Published: 2012-01-29, review by: hitechlegion.com

  • Radeon 6550D Integrated Graphics, Unlocked Multiplier, Dual GFX Compatible, 100W TDP, Virtualization Technology Support, 32 nm, Mainstream Price, Good GPU Overclock,
  • Minor performance increase, CPU Overclock Mediocre for Unlocked Processor, HiTech Legion Silver Award, Discuss this review in our forums
  • When looking at the Lynx platform as a whole, the market is perfect for a mainstream user, and not anyone else. This is where I am a bit puzzled about the release of an "unlocked" Llano processor. Enthusiast and high end users aren't going to be buying...

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  Published: 2012-01-24, review by: hothardware.com

  • While running at its default CPU and GPU frequencies, the AMD A8-3870K Black Edition offered decent performance throughout our entire batter of benchmarks. It’s slightly higher CPU clocks allowed it to outpace the A8-3850 across the board and better c...

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