AMD Fusion A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1
Dual GFX Compatible.
Virtualization Technology Support.
Supports DirectX 11 video.
Minor performance increase.
CPU Overclock Mediocre for Unlocked Processor.
Still not a replacement for discrete video cards.
By Tom's Hardware on December 23, 2012
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...-
By Vortez on April 25, 2012
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...-
By Rbmods.com on March 20, 2012
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 DigitalVersus on February 14, 2012
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....60
By Kitguru.net on February 12, 2012
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...80
By InsideHW on February 08, 2012
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 February 06, 2012
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 -...78
By Hardware Canucks on February 01, 2012
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...-
By Hi Tech Legion on January 29, 2012
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 January 24, 2012
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...-