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AMD A10-6790K Richland 4.0 GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor – Black Edition AMD Radeon HD 8670D

  • 4MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon HD 8670D
  • 32nm
  • Socket FM2
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  • Mr. H.
  • 5/6/2014 11:07:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsScortchy fast!

Pros: Fast
Easy to work with
Unlocked multipliers
Easy to cool (see below)
Free game
Stupid fast for the price

Cons: Fan
Heat transfer goo
Tiny box :P

Other Thoughts: This processor keeps up with my Phenom II X6 1100T. Which is a feat in itself. Seems to run cooler also, so long as you are not using the stock fan. The stock fan is great if you need something to kill baby seals with, but otherwise, I would be wary of utilizing it to cool a K6-550, never mind this processor.The fan is mediocre, the heatsink even feels like something you would peel off the top of a yogurt, and the transfer goo is kind of cheap at best. If you run the stock fan expect overheating and poor performance or lockups. With a small upgrade to the Phenom II X6 1100T stock fan, this A10 runs super fast, super cool, and doesnt require some highend gawdy cooler. Runs games using the integrated GPU with shared system memory like a champ. And I mean unexpectedly well on the MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) its currently on. If you don't or can't go 8 core FX, seriously consider this one. And you can always drop a better dedicated card in with it later.

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  • Jeremiah E.
  • 4/6/2014 12:10:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Stuff!

Pros: These APUs are hard to pass up when you need capable GPU and CPU performance on a budget.

The A series has come a long way since its introduction and the Richland pushes the performance envelope a little further without increasing power consumption.

Cons: Power hungry compared to its Intel counterpart. Runs hot as a result. I built an Intel (Haswell) based rig (Pentium Dual Core 3.0ghz) alongside this one and the AMD system uses about 50% more power and the case tends to run quite warm even at idle, while the Haswell based rig stays cool to the touch at all times.

Intel is beginning to close the gap on the GPU performance, which is negating some of AMD's advantage in the price to performance ratio. I find AMDs prices to be right on the threshold of "too expensive."

I used to choose AMD by default because the price to performance couldn't be beat-- but now there's seriously attractive alternatives from Intel at a similar price that offers comparable (and in some cases, better) performance.

Stock heatsink is marginal, but Intel does the same cost-cutting.

Other Thoughts: Can't go wrong with an AMD APU.. It still is the Integrated Graphics king, a title it will likely hold for a long time to come. CPU performance is nothing to scoff at either-- it ranks a 7.something in the WEI (exact number eludes me at the moment).

The client I built this computer for was tickled pink with its performance.

I try to support (and buy) AMD whenever possible, as we're all MUCH better off with competing firms in the CPU industry.

It's a shame AMD hasn't come out with a chip that rivals Intel's fastest offerings-- Intel's CPU development has slowed to a snail's pace as a result, yet they still charge the same prices. Ever notice how the architecture since Sandy Bridge is mostly the same..? So are clock speeds, etc. No real innovation and the same [high] prices. Let's go AMD!

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  • Gage G.
  • 4/2/2014 3:21:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great graphics for the price, running Bioshock infinite on high. Not to hot.

Cons: none so far

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  • roger h.
  • 3/23/2014 6:02:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice processor

Pros: Works great, runs cool even with stock heatsink, using stock heatsink I did apply my own thermal paste.
This is installed in an htpc style case that only has 1 exhaust fan on back, but this cpu runs cool with the stock cooler idles at 22c case has temp readout on led panel in front under load haven't seen it over 45c, for those who need to use the stock cooler for small cases, I recommend using antec nano diamond formula 7 thermal paste, can get from best buy its very good thermal paste.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Also, the graphics onboard this chip are amazing tried it out with modern warfare 3 and was able to run high settings played great and looked nice too.

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  • ERIC R.
  • 3/8/2014 2:03:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood CPU. Meets my needs

Pros: I bought this CPU for a build to replace my aging Intel Core 2 quad system in my office. Since the computer will only be used for about an hour or so a day, my intention was to buy good hardware at a reasonable cost and this CPU/GPU combo delivered for me.

Cons: The heat sink is a joke. It is something that I would have expected to see on the original Athlon socket A CPU.

When I first opened the box, I knew that it wouldn't be enough and that I had to buy an aftermarket cooler. Running Furmark and Prime95 made the temperatures jump to 70+ C within two minutes.

Other Thoughts: This delivered the value for the dollar that I expected. I have been building PCs for clients for the past 10 years using both Intel and AMD platforms depending on which had better performance at the time and what the customer's budget allowed for. AMD always seems to deliver for its price point.

I paired this with 8GB of Radeon Memory at 1866Mhz and an ASRock Fatal1ty motherboard.

Definitely make sure to order an aftermarket cooler for this CPU.

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  • James M.
  • 3/3/2014 9:58:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsHeatsink issues

Pros: I've used these in a couple workstation builds. They run desktop graphics, video and light gaming with no problem. It's not exactly a power house, but at the price point it can't be expected to be.

Cons: The heat sink that comes with these is junk. The pre-applied thermal paste has black debris in it more often then not. The debris keeps the processor and heat sink from making good contact and drives up the chip temp.

All of the heat sinks the heat sinks from the A-series that I have dealt with have had the same glaring issue. In order to drive down costs, the heat sink is made from an extruded bar that is cut to size. While this makes for a cheap way of making fins, it leaves the surface that contacts the processor rough with tool marks. It's like they just used a chop saw to cut them and then knocked the very top of the tool marks off. The result is a heat sink that sits half a millimeter off the processor.

Other Thoughts: The rough surface can be fixed in a couple of minutes with a piece of glass and some sand paper. If you don't have glass, use the most perfectly flat surface you can find. Lay the sand paper on the flat surface, rough side up. The put the heat sink on the sand paper and work it in a circular motion, changing directions every couple of strokes. Do not apply any downward pressure. The weight of the heat sink is more than enough. Do this with 150, 200, 400 and if you want, 600/800 grit sand paper. Clean thoroughly when done. You should end up with a perfectly flat and smooth surface to which thermal compound can be applied.

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  • Vern B.
  • 2/20/2014 8:03:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU for the money

Pros: Discrete Graphics, and Quad core

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I installed this in a Asrock FM2+ motherboard with a HD6670 Graphics card and run dual graphics. I can play any game I choose with no issues. Don't get me wrong it isn't like my FX6350 6 core with a GTX660, but it didn't cost near the money. If you want to build a good budget PC this is the way to go.

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  • Kevin R.
  • 1/7/2014 5:01:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStrong Budget APU

Pros: Inexpensive APU for my computer. I had an laptop and used this cpu to create a budget computer. I have been very satisfied. Able to play all games so far

Cons: Can't be used with 2133 RAM

Other Thoughts: Going to use this until the FM2+ socket is dead

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  • Jefre F.
  • 1/5/2014 12:10:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat speeds, really hot

Pros: This CPU is great and it's speeds are great for the price. The iGPU (8670D) is really remarkable when you think about the size of it, compared to a dedicated GPU. It handled League of Legends, RIFT, Diablo 3, All of my Steam games (roughly 25) including Skyrim, with decent fps. But with this decent fps came a hit in resolution/graphics quality. Couldn't max out any games and couldn't run Battlefield 3/4 decently. I'll recommend this for gamers who want to spend under $140 for a CPU and GPU and aren't playing GPU-heavy games such as Battlefield. I did however add a GTX 650 Ti 2GB GPU to my system and this rig can now run Battlefield 4 on Ultra @ 60 FPS.

Cons: Heating is a big issue with this CPU. Under load, the CPU reaches 55-63C and I'd rather have it in a cooler range, so I upgraded my stock heatsink to a Enermax Black Twister, which looked insanely good for the price, if you plan on buying this CPU, I recommend looking into this after market heatsink.

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  • Lance Z.
  • 1/4/2014 12:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad for a HTPC/Gaming box!

Pros: -Pretty fast for my needs.

-The integrated graphics are the best you will find.

Cons: -It does run quite warm as other reviews have pointed out.

-The included Fan/Heatsink is barely adequate for a 100W CPU. Replacing it with a decent aftermarket cooler is highly recommended.

-The unit I received had two slightly bent pins that prevented it from being inserted in the motherboard socket. I was able to carefully bend them back in place and everything worked fine.

Other Thoughts: I have this cpu in a HTPC that can also double as a decent Steam gaming machine thanks to the strong integrated graphics. Because it does run hot it will require a good cooling setup to maintain safe temperatures.

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