AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition – Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

Last year the A10-6800K (Richland) and the A10-5800K (Trinity) showed us how AMD has progressed their APU development and with this year, the most anticipated product for Q1 is their APU codenamed “Kaveri”.

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

With us today (it’s obviously in the title) is the A10-7850K Black Edition, the top of the crop among the Kaveri.

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

Test Setup

ProcessorAMD A10 7850K
RAM2x 4GB Kingston HyperX 2400Mhz DDR3
MotherboardAsus A88X Pro
CoolerStock Cooler
MonitorBenQ EW2440L
Power SupplyFSP Raider 650w
Operating SystemWindows 8 Pro
DriverAMD Catalyst 13.30

CPU-Z seems to capture the details alright …….

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

….. but GPU-Z doesn’t.

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) Black Edition - Quad Core Processor (APU) Review

I managed to get the processor to run stable at 4.4Ghz with no change to the VCore in the UEFI setup, that’s a 700Mhz increase in clock speed.

With that settled, let’s move on to the benchmarks.

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5 Comments


  1. will you be reviewing A8-7600 anyitme soon? interested to built that one for a simple streaming/media box and also some steam lite gaming(not AAA title). interested to see more of that HSA and trueaudio performance in real world.


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