Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D Reviews & Videos
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25-05-12, 08:17 AM
tinytomlogan's Avatar
tinytomlogan tinytomlogan is offline
The Guvnor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TTL Towers
Posts: 20,837

With an integrated GPU and very competitive pricing the A8-3870K promises much. We see if it delivers.

Continue Reading

If you recommend a product LINK THE REVIEW

Get along or run along. Your choice
Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-12, 08:26 AM
sheroo's Avatar
sheroo sheroo is offline
OC3D Elite
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: U.K.
Posts: 3,231
Have been running one of these in my daughter's rig for a few months now. Its does everything asked of it with consumate ease. Mild gaming and internet browsing - it doesn't even break a sweat. The only thing that I noticed is that HWMonitor doesn't report the temps correctly.
"All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was."

Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-12, 12:45 PM
flyboyovyick flyboyovyick is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 38
I personally have one of these and i think they are excellent!

Got my iGPU at 800Mhz from the stock 600MHz and most games play in 1080p with medium detail.

Also overclocked my HyperX Blu 1600Mhz to 1866Mhz so i get even better performance.

I would recommend this for anyone who likes some light gaming,
Main PC:
AMD A8-3870k 3.3Ghz @ 1.3v
Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X Windforce
Kingston 8GB HyperX Blu 1600Mhz Ram
ASUS F1-A55M LE Motherboard
WD Green 2TB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Pro N 64Bit
Aerocool DS Cube case
Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-12, 02:11 PM
VengeanceUK's Avatar
VengeanceUK VengeanceUK is offline
OC3D Crew
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Blackpool
Posts: 548
surpised they let tom test one of these after his rightfully scathing attack on faildozer.

i was an amd fan, until that chip came out, now i'm leaning towards an intel build for the first time in over a decade
Project Bankai!
Fractal Arc Midi, MSi Z77A-GD65, i7 3770k, Corsair H100, 16Gb Mushkin Redline Ridgeback DDR3 (1866), Palit GTX 670 Jetstream 2Gb,
NorthQ 850WFlex, 256Gb Samsung 830 SDD, 2x3Tb Seagate Barrcuda 7200, LG M227WDP (22" 1080p), Roccat Isku, Corsair Vengeance M60, Windows 7 x64 Pro.

Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-12, 02:21 PM
Azuka09 Azuka09 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 33
I think this CPU/APU is underrated. Ok it can`t keep up with an i5 or i7 but it has a lot of power and packs a decent gpu in there too. I used this one in a PC for a costumer, he can play nearly all games (even though in low settings) and it`s more than enough for internet, watching movies etc. I was really suprised by it when i tested it. And it`s cheap too, over here in Germany you get the A8-3870K for around 100€, really nice price (cheapest i6 is around 150&euro. I`m using alot AMD CPUs cause my avarage costumer does not have too much money and with the FMI chips i get a Cpu and a Gpu for little money. For Multimedia-PCs this is a good choice.
Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-12, 11:48 AM
ionicle ionicle is offline
OC3D Elite
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 3,237
its about time amd got back into the budget market, and it sounds like they've come back to the budget market, and slaughtered all competition at this kind of price point ...

they just need to get the high end sorted out and give intel some serious competition again.
Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-12, 10:53 AM
SubTract SubTract is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Donnybrook, Western Australia.
Posts: 90
I am very impressed with AMD's APU's getting that sort of graphics performance intergrated on the cpu is incredible.

If they put the effort in and release CPU's with a similar price point to intel's high end stuff I'm sure they could do alot more than they're doing.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:17 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.