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AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Processor Review

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Test Setup

System Configuration
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II SE
CPU AMD A10-7580K & AMD A10-6800K
CPU Cooler Enermax ETS-T40
Motherboard MSI A88X-E35M
Ram Kingston Hyper X Beast DDR3 2133 MHz 8 GB
GPU Internal Graphics/MSI Radeon R7 250
Hard Drives Samsung 840 EVO 256gb SSD
Western Digital black 500 gb 7200 RPM HDD
Power Supply NXZT Hale v2 1000 Watt power supply


For testing the AMD A10-7850K we benchmarked it against the previous generation APU from AMD; the A10-6800K. The AMD A10-6800K has a slight MHz advantage with a base clock of 4.1 GHz and a Turbo Core frequency of 4.4 GHz. I tested both CPUs in the stock configuration with no changes in the BIOS.

A reboot was performed between each benchmark run.

All applications were run at their default values unless specified otherwise.


Game Settings

All games were run in full screen at 1920×1080 with the in game performance settings set to medium quality settings. AA & AF were set to off, or the lowest setting if off wasn’t an option. Bioshock infinite, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Dirt 3, and Dirt Showdown were benchmarked using the respective Adrenaline benchmarking tool with the medium quality preset used for the test. DirectX 11 was chosen for all graphics tests if available. 

All tests were taken a total of three times and the results were averaged together to get the final results.

For 3D Mark 11, we used performance settings. 3D Mark was left at the default settings and did not use the extreme settings.


AMD beta Catalyst 14.2 drivers were used for testing.

The motherboard BIOS was updated to the latest available from MSI’s website to 30.2(at the time of testing)



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