AMD A8-3870K Black Edition APU Review

CPU by stefan @ 2012-04-30

The Black Edition A8-3870K APU from AMD is aimed at the mainstream market and offers enough performance for occasional gaming at lower resolutions, other multimedia activities or office work, this without the need to buy a dedicated video card. Thanks to the unlocked multiplier, overclocking becomes much easier than before and the performance gains after this operation are quite surprising.

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Test Results Part I

For each chart:

Run 1: APU Stock + Mem. 1333MHz 9-9-9-24

Run 2: APU Stock + Mem. 1600MHz 9-9-9-24

Run 3: APU 3510MHz + IGP OC 702MHz + Mem. 1866MHz 9-9-9-24

Run 4: APU 3740MHz + IGP OC 720MHz + Mem. 1760MHz 9-9-9-24

3DMark 2001

3DMark 2003

3DMark 2005

3DMark 2006

3DMark Vantage

3DMark 11

PCMark 2005

PCMark Vantage

PCMark 7

SuperPI XS 1MB

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