AMD Fusion A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1

  • AMD Fusion A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1
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Based on 10 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Onboard video.
  • Affordable.
  • Unlocked Multiplier.

Cons:

  • Minor performance increase.
  • CPU Overclock Mediocre for Unlocked Processor.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware on

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

We update our first look at AMD's A6, A8, and A8 Trinity-based APUs with numbers from an A8-3870K, Core i3-2100, and Core i3-2105. The new results give us a much better idea of how the upcoming architecture will fare in productivity apps and games....

By Vortez on

As expected, the AMD A8-3870K performed a touch above the A8-3850 while trading blows in more GPU limited applications. Base performance arguably sits at the top of AMD's 'mainstream' performance bar. As many may be waiting to see what Llano's...

By Rbmods.com on

This CPU is perfect for a HTPC, you can get a very well performing HTPC that even allows for gaming at lower resolutions. For about 300$ you can get a complete computer that performs very well for that kind of money. Overall performance was good and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

What can you get for £105? How about AMD's top-of-the-line A8-3870K APU with four CPU cores and an integrated Radeon HD 6550D? That's also enough for a Pentium G620 and discrete Radeon HD 6670. We benchmark both to uncover the best budget-oriented...

By DigitalVersus on 60

AMD has made a great step forward with its APUs thanks to a much improved graphics processing unit. However, gamers would still need to use a separate graphics card alongside this APU. Plus, pure processing performances lag behind the competition....

By Kitguru.net on 80

AMD met with a positive reception for their Llano based A series APU’s – targeting customers working on a relatively tight budget who want an ‘all in one’ chip design for a media center PC or low cost workhorse machine.We are looking at the latest...

By InsideHW on

Recently, we have devoted much attention to the APU, which is one of the largest inovations that AMD has introduced to the IT industry. Placing a serious graphics system inside a processor is the great success of this company wich dosn't hide their...

By Bit-tech.net on 78

The addition of an unlocked multiplier is always a fantastic tool to have at your disposal if you're keen on this overclocking malarkey. We're still a little bitter about the fact that overclocking Intel's budget CPUs is so limited too - imagine a...

By Hardware Canucks on

We have always considered $135 A8-3850 to be a good value, and at $145 this new A8-3870K is arguably an even better deal. The 100MHz frequency increase doesn't really mean much in terms of overall performance, but the unlocked multipliers really allow...

By Hi Tech Legion on

When looking at the Lynx platform as a whole, the market is perfect for a mainstream user, and not anyone else. This is where I am a bit puzzled about the release of an "unlocked" Llano processor. Enthusiast and high end users aren't going to be...

By HotHardware on

While running at its default CPU and GPU frequencies, the AMD A8-3870K Black Edition offered decent performance throughout our entire batter of benchmarks. It’s slightly higher CPU clocks allowed it to outpace the A8-3850 across the board and better...

By TechwareLabs on

2. Specs3. Overclocking Pt14....

By Pureoverclock on

The release of Llano was exactly what AMD needed in June. Platforms were stagnant and Bulldozer has proven to be a mixed bag at the upper performance end. But the mainstream is where the profits tend to be made, and those target consumers aren’t prone...

By PC Mag on 80

AMD's top-of-the-line Fusion refresh APU, the A8-3870K, offers lots of overclocking opportunities, but remains an imperfect standalone solution....

By Guru of 3D on

more we could see an increase in performance of up-to a third. So before we dive a little deeper into the performance of the processor I wanted to quickly talk about the APU and the technology behind it. Next page please. ...

By Neoseeker on

The main selling point of the A8-3870K over the A8-3850 is of course its unlocked frequency parameters. Are they really worth it? The overclocked frequency and processor tests have shown that there is less to be gained in the overclocked state than at...

By Phoronix on

Thankfully, the forthcoming Unigine OilRush game is not as demanding as the Tropics and Heaven tech-demos, so it should be able to run fine on the Llano APUs bearing HD 6550D graphics. Stay tuned for the rest of the more interesting performance...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

When AMD first released the A-Series of APUs they launched products which offered solid mainstream performance at various price points. These chips were able to take advantage of features such as DirectX11, GPU computing and when combined with a...

International Review By HardWare Análisis on 97

Hemos llegado al final con una excelente impresión sobre esta APU, de la cual lo único que no nos gusta es el nombre. AMD debería haber mantenido su nomenclatura Black Edition, que creemos que representa ciertas prestaciones con las que la APU...