AMD A10-7890K Review

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    The crew at Real Hardware Reviews have taken the AMD A10-7890K around the block a few times to see what it was made of. According to the review, it's a budget builders delight that gives you a whole lot of performance for a little bit of money.

    No matter how you look at it, this ease of overclocking combined with improved cores makes the A10-7890K an excellent value. After all, near i5 performance for darn near i3 asking price is all on its own amazing. However when you add in the fact that DDR3 RAM is a lot cheaper than DDR4… well that value really is knocked so far out of the park it nearly reaches orbit.
     
  2. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Look, I like me some AMD APU's, I think they are good chips. Against i3's they should do just fine but, this really is just an overclocked 7870 which was an overclocked 7850. :( They do have more graphics ability with each chip going up but, DDR3 ram is hardly a lot cheaper than DDR4 ram. I just bought a 2 x 8 GB kit of Hyper X 1866 ram and it was $73 before I used my $20 gift certificate.

    Good chip if you can pair it with a cheap board and ram but, otherwise, not really worth it anymore. Just pay a little more and get an Intel quad core or FX 8 core instead. After all, the RX 460's are good and inexpensive.
     
  3. Shmee

    Shmee [H]ard|Gawd

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    This is true if you are building a gaming rig, but if you are just building an everyday internet computer the APU is the way to go.
     
  4. Devilpup

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    Also good for young kids playing light games like Minecraft or browser-based games. Pretty much any modern processor is fine for browsing/school use, and the A10 handles light gaming really well. It may not be enough to handle all the detail we want to see in certain mainstream titles, but it's still enough to have a good time with the right games.
     
  5. Bowman15

    Bowman15 [H]ard|Gawd

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    At least the author was smarter than 99% of the APU reviewers and used DDR3 2400 instead of DDR3 1600.
     
  6. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Gawd

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    Of course this chip has a particular market and appeal, but AMD's race for the middle is a bit depressing. It really seems that while they are making smart business decisions, it leaves a real vacuum in the top tier markets. Kind of disconcerting from a consumer point of view.
     
  7. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Zen! :D
     
  8. drescherjm

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    I hope..
     
  9. reFre5h

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    At this point, if you're against Zen doing well you'd be dumb. If it performs competitively it only makes the market healthier for consumers of both Intel and AMD.
     
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    Centauri [H]ard|Gawd

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    As much of a 'failure' as the Bulldozer arch has been, I feel like AMD's APU efforts have been pretty exemplary nevertheless. I had a 7850K and loved the damn thing for what it was. Hoping the pace keeps up with Zen derivatives.