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The AMD Fusion A8-3850 runs at 2.9GHz, has a TDP rating of 100 watts, that speed is boosted via AMD's Turbo Core technology and can therefore operate at up to 2.7GHz. The A8-3850 also offers a much better balance between CPU and GPU power.
CPU speed comparable to similarly priced Intel Core i3.
Great GPU performance for integrated graphics.
Low power consumption.
SATA III and USB 3.0 natively supported.
Supports DDR3 up to 1866MHz.
DirectX 11 GPU.
Many modern games playable with on-chip graphics at low settings.
Premium RAM required for best graphics performance.
Lacks Turbo Core tech.
Performance lags behind the Intel Core i3 in light threaded tasks.
Expected somewhat better Stasticial Performance.
Lacks and L3 Cache.
Slightly immature drivers.
Concerns remain about FM1's lifespan.
Requires new motherboard to take advantage of all features.
By TechSpot on June 30, 2011
Less than two months ago, we published a sub-$100 CPU roundup that was largely centered on AMD's incredibly affordable processors -- namely the Athlon II. For the money, the Athlon II X4 630 was found to be unbeatable, with a special exception made...
By PCWorld India on November 18, 2011
The AMD A8-3850 APU belongs to the 'Lynx' Fusion A-Series class of processors. Our tests found that AMD supporters and games fans are in for a treat....
By PC Authority on October 10, 2011
The CPU performance won’t match Intel's Sandy Bridge, but AMD's impressive GPU in the new A-Series Llano chip compensates. Here's our review....
By Atomic MPC on September 15, 2011
Cheap gaming power for the...
By PCQuest on September 02, 2011
The new APU from AMD is sure to be a hit with gamers as most entry level games do not require a separate graphics card anymore. PrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwitter...
By Metku.net on August 29, 2011
To wrap the performance figures up, it's no surprise that the new APU can't match the CPU-oomph of the Phenoms and higher spec Intel-models, but that's not really the point, either. The thing is, these A-series APUs are never even meant for...
By BeHardware on August 28, 2011
After the launch of the first mobile A Series APUs, AMD has now officially launched the desktop processor models. Only two have been launched for now, the A8-3850 and the A6-3650, and we’ve tested them both for you. For AMD, APUs are first and...
By Bright Side of News on August 25, 2011
After all the tests we carried out, the final question remains: Does AMDs A-series mainstream APU deliver? We think it does, at least in the target segment it is marketed for. The CPU delivers enough performance for the majority of users and the GPU...
By LanOC Reviews on August 24, 2011
and FVAfter taking a look at both AMD’s A-Series APU and Sapphire’s PURE Platinum A75 motherboard I have a newfound excitement with both AMD’s mainstream offers and what they will bring to the table with their performance line-up....
By iXBT Labs on August 23, 2011
AMD's Bulldozer architecture is still a few more months away, but now we at least have new APUs to tinker with in the mean time. And while Brazos APUs were aimed at 'surrogates' like nettops/netbooks, the new Sabine and Lynx platforms are...
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