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That being the case, we expected the A8-3850 to overclock very poorly. To our surprise, we were able to increase the clock frequency by 25%, and this was achieved without any voltage adjustments. We've included a screenshot of CPU-Z, but please note that the utility isn't reporting all information correctly yet for the Llano processors, including voltage and socket pin count.
Overclocking the AMD A8-3850 to 3.62GHz improved the IGP's frame rate in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by 19% at 1280x800.
StarCraft II saw a 13% performance increase with an average of 61fps, making the A8-3850 around 45% faster than the i5 2500K.
The overclock also lead to a 20% boost in x264 HD Benchmark 3.0 with the A8-3850 averaging 79.7fps, which was faster than both the Phenom II X6 1100T and Phenom II X4 980.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 received a massive 31% improvement after overclocking and the Llano chip ranked just behind the Phenom II X4 980 with 46.1 seconds.
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