AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Socket FM2+
The A10-7850K is the latest flagship of AMD's brand new range of APUs, codenamed 'Kaveri'. As the successor to last year's Richland APUs, Kaveri includes new CPU cores based on AMD's 'Steamroller' architecture, plus a Radeon R7 series GPU integrated onto the die, four x86-64 cores clocked as high as 3.7 GHz, pushing up to 4 GHz as part of the APU's Turbo mode.
Gorgeous graphics performance.
Improved power efficiency.
Small CPU performance improvements.
GCN and TrueAudio in an APU.
Upgraded quad-core CPU.
45/65W TDP ideal for compact systems.
Primed for general-purpose compute.
Four AMD cores not always as fast as two Intel cores.
Not yet available.
HSA-optimised programs thin on the ground.
CPU core performance not a match for Intel.
New socket, requires new FM2+ motherboard.
By TechSpot on February 14, 2014
Although the Steamroller cores in AMD's Kaveri-based A8-7600 APU brought a notable boost in CPU efficiency, it felt like the company was mostly focused on gaming performance with last month's update. The A8-7600 wasn't much faster than last...-
By Guru of 3D on February 27, 2014
If you take away a high-end gaming rig from your mindset and understand what AMD is bringing to the table with Kaveri, then you should be impressed. It is a rather bold move for AMD to focus more on the IGP side of things rather then CPU performance. I...-
By eTeknix on February 27, 2014
AMD's Kaveri APUs are dependent on system memory. The easiest way to explain this dependency is by thinking of the GPU on the Kaveri APU as a graphics card, but with one significant difference – on its own it has no video memory. The video...-
By eTeknix on February 25, 2014
If you follow our website and the technology industry more broadly then you may have heard a lot about Kaveri since it was officially launched on January 14th 2014. Kaveri is the codename for AMD's fourth generation of desktop APU (Accelerated...-
By eTeknix on February 25, 2014
Kaveri represents another significant step forward for integrated graphics performance but realistically it still isn't even on the same playing field as true discrete graphics solutions which aren't as limited by memory bandwidth or physical...-
By PCGamer on February 06, 2014
The A10-7850K is simply not a worthy basis for a full gaming rig with a decent discrete GPU. The price difference between it and an i5 4570 isn’t that great, and even less between it and an eight-core FX-8350. For a small form factor, low-cost PC though, running in integrated graphics alone, it will give you impressive gaming performance without the need for a full GPU.81
By hardCOREware on February 01, 2014
Another day, another Kaveri article! If you haven't yet, be sure to first read our full Kaveri review , then perhaps move on to see how it performs when overclocked to 4.7 GHz with 1020 MHz GPU. Also if you're curious, you may want to check out...-
By HEXUS.net on January 30, 2014
AMD's A10-7850K represents the very best APU of this generation. Design decisions taken years ago mean that while the architecture of the CPU and GPU components is arguably better than last-generation Richland (A10-6800K), this new Kaveri APU is not...-
By Bit-tech.net on January 30, 2014
£126 (inc VAT) £110 (inc VAT)Our first exposure to AMD's new Kaveri APUs came, rather peculiarly, in the form of the as yet unreleased , as the top of the range A10 samples were in short supply. However, we've now got hold of both top end parts,...75
By Expert Reviews on January 29, 2014
A good processor with great graphics performance, but it isn’t significantly faster than the...80