AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX

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AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX

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AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX

AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX

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  1. 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Budget Gaming Processor!, October 9, 2012
    By 
    Jason Kang
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    This review is from: AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX (Personal Computers)

    Friends, there are MANY reviews out there that cover the ‘technical’ aspects of this product (you’ll see words like ‘piledriver’, ’32nm’, ‘trinity’, and ‘HSA’ thrown around, but who cares?) and LOTS of misinformation from people who won’t put their mouth where their money is – you gotta try it before u knock on it first right? Yours truly bought it when available on day 1 (from Newegg, Amazon was ‘out of stock’) after following the news about it for a year. There’s no such thing as a bad product, just bad prices right?

    As a smart, savvy shopper (which you all are), you know you’ve got to compare apples to apples, especially when it comes to electronics. So what do we need to compare this to? The intel core i3-3225, ivy-bridge processor, which retails for about $130 at MicroCenter (the LOWEST price you will find this chip anywhere). Why not the bazillion other ‘i3’ processors floating around out there you ask? Because only the i3-3225 has the HD4000 integrated graphics baked in, which will give you the most graphic horsepower of the ‘i3’ lot. That being said, the A10-5800K is its direct competitor; it likewise has the strongest integrated graphics of the AMD side of these new ‘fusion’ chips. So why does this matter? Because if you want to play computer games on a budget, these are the chips you’re going to want to look at. When I say budget, how much of a budget are we talking? I’m talking a $600 budget on EVERYTHING that goes into building a new computer, short of the monitor itself. I even got some premium hardware like a 128 SSD, a good Seasonic power supply, strong 1866 RAM, and barely broke $600. For the truly awesome bargain hunters, I have no doubt you could do this under $500.

    If you want to play the latest and greatest games on ‘HIGH’ settings which will give you lots of eye-candy with all the highest details turned on at 1920×1200 (big 24-in. display) resolution, STOP reading this review. In this price-range, we’re not ‘into’ paying hundreds of dollars for better looking graphics on the screen (and gobs of money to buy equipment to cool down the high temps too!), but if you are, you already KNOW you’re not seriously thinking of buying either an i3 or the A10. Google ‘confirmation bias’ if you’re still in denial about that.

    If you want to play the latest and greatest games on ‘LOW’ to ‘MEDIUM’ settings which will give you some eye-candy with some details turned on at 1366×768 (‘default’ low resolution), KEEP READING. After combing through more forums than i can count reading hundreds of arguments where techie people who love intel or AMD feverishly shout and insult at each other over ‘i3 versus A10’ (these things stir strong passions!), here is the main takeaway about gaming with either the i3 or A10, which is the main selling point of both:

    1. If you buy the i3, you MUST buy a separate graphics card to play most games comfortably (at least 30 frames per second). Look for graphics cards in the $70-$100 price range as these would fit the bill, as there are too many to list. Some notable nominees include the Nvidia 550, or Radeon 7750.

    2. If you buy the A10, you do NOT need to buy a separate graphics card to play most games comfortably (again, 30 frames per second). You COULD buy another graphics card and add it on to enable ‘dual graphics’, but you would have to buy a Radeon 6570 to do that, and even then, not all games are going to benefit from it. That being said, you’re still in ‘budget’ gaming territory, so this is an extra cost which in my opinion doesn’t really deliver.

    About CPU performance – Intel is better, and that’s a fact. But in this day and age, the modern computer chip will be able to do what I spend about 99% of my time on the computer doing anyway: bothering people on facebook, e-mail, typing papers, watching youtube, burning a CD/DVD, and occasional gaming. If you are into the more exotic stuff (trans-coding files, running very powerful benchmarks/overclocking, high-end gaming) again, this is NOT the chip for you. Lots of mis-information out there, and there are people who will throw bar charts and graphs at each other to prove an obvious point, which is intel has more powerful CPUs, but ask yourself, ‘what am I going to do on my computer?’. For me personally, I have no complaints with the A10’s performance, based on how I use mine. If you are truly frustrated by your computer’s performance, then buy a SSD (solid state drive) and replace your hard drive, you’ll feel a HUGE difference. But hey, that’s not really part of our discussion, just my opinion, so feel free to disagree.

    So let’s say your sold on it, and you’re thinking how to get the most out of this chip, here are the KEY things to know about this chip:

    1. Look for a ‘FM2’ motherboard, this is the main compatibility spec. There are three flavors of FM2 boards (from least to most expensive): A55, A75, and A85X. They…

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Gaming, October 11, 2012
    By 
    Roberto

    This review is from: AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX (Personal Computers)

    From AMD Athlon to the new AMD A10 APU that’s where I’m at! The gaming was smooth and flawless. The graphics on the AMD demo sets were crisp and exciting!

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  3. 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Budget Eyefinity APU, October 11, 2012
    By 
    Rudy Villalobos
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    This review is from: AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX (Personal Computers)

    The title says it all. Eyefinity without a dedicated graphics card. Great for multimedia users that want to get the biggest bang for their buck. AMD has pulled no punches in the competition to compete with Intels mid-tier CPUs. If you are considering an APU for your new build i would highly recommend this one. It is a great deal, and with a dedicated graphics card it becomes a great budget gaming rig.

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