AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Processor Review
There’s not really much to photograph on a processor. The AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU needs a new socket on the motherboard, the FM2+. However, fear not those who have older APUs will be able to use the FM2 processors in the FM2+ motherboard. AMD, unlike Intel, has pins on the CPU rather than the motherboard socket.
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|Core Clock||Up to 3.7/4.0GHz|
|Graphics Clock||Up to 720MHz|
|Memory Support||Up to 2400MHz w/ AMP|
|Typical TDP||45W, 65W, 95W Customizable via Configurable TDP|
|Chipset Compatibility||A88X, A78, A55|
|HSA Heterogeneous Computing||Yes|
|AMD TrueAudio Technology||Yes|
|API Support||DirectX® 11.2Mantle|
Internally here’s what the CPU would look like. As you can see the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU contains two dual core Steamroller x86 modules. The Radeon R7, with its 8 GNC-based GPU cores takes up the most space on the CPU die.
For our AMD Dual graphics testing, the folks over at AMD sent us out a MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC video card.
The MSI R7 250 is a budget card and can currently be found at retailers for about $80.00. The idea is to combine the integrated GPU on the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU with the external GPU and enable CrossfireX.
|Graphics Engine||AMD Radeon R7 250|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express x16 3.0|
|Memory Interface||128 bits|
|Core Clock Speed(MHz)||1050, Boost Clock: 1100|
|Memory Clock Speed(MHz)||1800|
|DVI Output||1 (Single-link DVI-D)|
|HDMI-Output||1 (version 1.4a)|
|Display Output (Max Resolution)||2560×1600|
|DirectX Version Support||11.2|
|OpenGL Version Support||4.3|
|CrossFire Support||Y(Software Support)|
The MSI R7 250 is a short card which, makes it perfect for small form factor cases such as a mini ATX or ITX systems. This card doesn’t require PCIE power connectors so lower wattage power supplies are also an option.