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AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AD785KXBJABOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series

  • 28nm Kaveri 95W
  • 2 x 2MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon R7 series
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Overview

AMD A-Series APU

Get More of What You Want with an AMD A-Series APU

We changed the game for PCs by revolutionizing the APU which combines the power of a multicore CPU with AMD Radeon™ graphics all in one energy-efficient chip.
  • Unlock your system's full potential with HSA-enabled APUs
  • Experience a new level of immersion with AMD TrueAudio technology¹
  • Blaze through apps with AMD Turbo Core technology²
  • Use AMD Mantle technology³ to raise your game to unprecedented levels with hyper-efficient performance
  • Get extreme performance with Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, featuring supercharged AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics.4

So What is HSA, Exactly?

Your APU with HSA = A Team of Specialists

AMD A-Series APU

You can think of HSA as a team with different players lending their unique talents to form one powerful unit. The CPU leads the system through everyday tasks. The GPU can zoom its way through tasks that are particularly data-intensive. Other components work together with the CPU and GPU in various, specialized processing tasks. With each member of the team performing a task that is especially suited to it, the efficiencies are designed to give you an enormous boost in performance.

AMD True-Audio Technology – What's the Difference?

Your Games Now Sound as Good as They Look¹

The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted. Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven't enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. That is, until now.

AMD's Revolutionary Mantle

AMD's Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC. Read on to discover how AMD is working with the game development community to revolutionize the PC gaming experience.

What Mantle Does

AMD A-Series APUMantle is the Harmony of Three Essential Ingredients:
  1. A driver within the AMD Catalyst™ software suite that lets applications speak directly to the Graphics Core Next architecture;
  2. A GPU or APU enabled with the Graphics Core Next architecture;
  3. An application or game written to take advantage of Mantle.

Mantle reduces the CPU's workload by giving developers a way to talk to the GPU directly with much less translation. With less work for the CPU to do, programmers can squeeze much more performance from a system, delivering the greatest benefits in gaming systems where the CPU can be the bottleneck.

What it Means for Gamers

Now that Mantle has freed up some extra CPU capacity, we expect Mantle will lead to better games, and more of them, since Mantle makes game development easier. That's not all Mantle will do for gamers. By shifting work to the GPU, a mid-range or older CPU isn't the same handicap it was before. With Mantle, the GPU becomes the critical part of the system, and GPU upgrades will have a bigger impact than before.

Mantle Videos

Current Mantle Games

AMD A-Series APU

Battlefield™ Hardline
Battlefield Hardline brings the enormously successful Battlefield series to the streets of Miami. Battle crooks and corrupt cops in a variety of new game modes as you strive to bring peace to the sun-soaked streets.


AMD A-Series APU

Dragon Age™: Inquisition
Lead a team of heroes on a perilous journey through a living, open world. Discover the dramatic world of Thedas, from war-torn plains to jagged coasts, in the upcoming action RPG from BioWare, the creators of Mass Effect™.


AMD A-Series APU

Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare
Shooters just got weird. Plants vs. Zombies is digging into the trenches with an explosive new action experience. Blast zombies, plants and new characters across a mine-blowing PvZ world. Take on Co-op and Multiplayer action with your friends and sow the?? seeds of victory!


AMD A-Series APU

Civilization®: Beyond Earth™
The newest, hotly anticipated title in a long-running franchise, "Civilization®: Beyond Earth,™" will leverage Mantle technology to deliver breathtaking graphics and performance.


AMD A-Series APU

CRYENGINE® by Crytek
The potent combination of Mantle and CRYENGINE will empower game developers to accelerate PC development and extract unprecedented gaming performance.


AMD A-Series APU

Battlefield 4 by EA/DICE
The first title to boast Mantle support, Battlefield 4 unlocks new levels of performance for PC gamers, with stunning graphics to match.


AMD A-Series APU

Thief by Eidos-Montréal / Square-Enix
Garrett, The Master Thief returns in 2014, with Mantle optimization to provide an incredibly fluid gaming experience.


AMD A-Series APU

Star Citizen by Roberts Space Industries
This highly anticipated space epic by Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame is promised to challenge gamers' systems. The use of Mantle minimizes the compromises gamers and developers have to make.


AMD A-Series APU

Nitrous Game Engine by Oxide
Still in the development stages, the Nitrous game engine by Oxide Games is built to take advantage of Mantle's performance advantage. Their Star Swarm demo illustrates the tremendous capacity of a Mantle-optimized game engine.


AMD A-Series APU

Sniper Elite 3 by Rebellion Developments
The third installment of this stalker/shooter title leverages the Mantle API to give gamers the best gaming experience. Shooting at long ranges, every frame per second counts.


GCN Architecture

AMD A-Series APU

Primed to Enable Astonishing Performance and Breathtaking Image Quality


Available on select AMD Radeon™ R7 series, R9 series and HD 7000 series graphics cards, the visionary Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architectureis a radically new approach to the design of a consumer GPU, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, the GCN Architecture is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Representing the cutting edge of AMD's graphics expertise, GCN GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the main processor. Coupled with the dramatic rise of GPU-aware programming languages like C++ AMP and OpenCL™, the GCN Architecture is the right architecture at the right time.

Footnotes

1. AMD TrueAudio™ technology is offered on select AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 200 Series GPUs and is designed to improve acoustic realism. Requires an enabled game or application. Not all audio equipment supports all audio effects; additional audio equipment may be required for some audio effects. Not all products feature all technologies—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific capabilities.
2. AMD Turbo Core technology is available only with select AMD A-Series accelerated processing units.
3. Mantle application support is required.
4. The GCN architecture and its associated features (AMD Enduro™, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, DDM Audio, and 28nm production) are exclusive to the AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M, HD 7800M and HD 7900M Series Graphics and select AMD A-Series APUs. Not all technologies are supported in all system configurations—check with your system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jason W.
  • 6/27/2015 9:10:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest thing to have when broke

Pros: things wont be set on high but at least you get to play something

Cons: heatsink

buy a cheap AIO cooler 120 or 140

Other Thoughts: make sure to get 2133 don't go lower

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  • Pam B.
  • 6/6/2015 5:09:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood gaming APU

Pros: Quick at stock speeds, overclocks really good, paired with the msi a88x-g45 gaming motherboard this apu rocks!

Cons: none

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  • Ryan H.
  • 6/6/2015 1:34:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plenty of overhead to OC. Runs like a champ at 4.7 on liquid cooling. Windows 8.1 seems to like this processor. Dual graphics does fair considering I paired it with a slow R7 250.

Cons: Even OC to 4.7 not too awfully fast on benchmarks. Linux support (as always with AMD) is lacking.

Other Thoughts: I tossed the stock cooler and went with liquid cooled...self explanatory. I truly hope that AMD is on the right track with this one. I want to see them reclaim the throne of awesome processing power. I built this for BOINC and it seems to print pretty good numbers thus far.

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  • Emily K.
  • 6/5/2015 1:22:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest Budget PC yet

Pros: Cheap, although it's about 30 dollars cheaper now than when I bought it in 2014.

Runs Steam games well.

Quad core.

Cons: Heat. The stock fan seems to be doing its job, but the computer typically runs about 60 degrees Celsius, more or less.

Not as fast as an i7, but probably on par with an i5.

Power hungry.

Other Thoughts: I've always had budget computers with AMD processors, and this is by far the best one I've had. I'm happy to know that AMD actually makes processors worth using.

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  • Nicholas R.
  • 6/2/2015 1:22:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStrong

Pros: out of the gate I wanted to test the 12 core graphics and using Kingston 2133 we was about to OC to 960MHz NP will be testing 1000MHz next BURNIN with 3d intensive games I don't know why people say its hot oh, that's AMD?????? with stock fan INGAME 49c to 50c after 3 hours still same temp......... with watercooler its 32c ingame framerate 40-60fps bf4 styal 1440p medium settings. h1z1 60fps BR 175ppl. 2X4GB too... nothing extreme to play VIDEO GAMES WITH NO VIDEO CARD... someone who nneds a rig but cant but a video card for a bit will not be disappointed anything under 2133 with the A10's are pushing it.... get 2133 or better guys or some 1600 u can OC to 2133...

Cons: there not free

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/1/2015 9:02:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot so great

Pros: * It's an APU (Processor+Graphics Card) in one
* Great for HTPC and light/mid range gaming.
* Played 64-Player BF3 in Medium Settings with ~30fps which is great.

Cons: * Runs hot but expected for AMD. With Corsair H60 runs ~50c playing BF3 with around 21 degrees ambient room temp.
* Needs to run off high speed DDR3 ram such as DDR3 2400.

My biggest complaint is its inability to run multiple apps on my PC as it starts to lag severely. I have an MSI A88x motherboard and 8GB DDR3 2400 with a 500GB Corsair SSD.

The computer starts to lag when I run more than 2 somewhat intensive apps at once. I can see the CPU load at almost 100% which cause real instability. This never happened on the FX 8350 or even the FX 6300 which I have owned in the past.

Even after purchasing a separate graphics card, the CPU still runs around 50c Celsius when playing games. The CPU load almost maxes out when doing video rendering. I just tried to run Bluestacks Android Emulator and the CPU load maxed out and the pc became real laggy almost unusable. Never happened with the 6300 nor the 8350. And this is WITH a separate graphics card with the card being the primary source for handling graphics. Not worth the money in my experience. I might go back to 8350 or swap out the mobo and cpu and spend an extra hundred bucks on an i5 4690k setup.

Other Thoughts: If you want to build an HTPC with mediocre gaming, then this might be worth it. But for desktops to handle some gaming and even just average desktop apps, it wasn't worth it in my opinion. I only play BF3 and TitanFall. Gaming experience was OK with medium settings. But desktop experience for me was horrible as it couldn't handle some apps I thought it could compared to a 6300 or an 8350. But again, that's based on what I use daily. Others may have different experience.

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  • Kane D.
  • 5/27/2015 11:18:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Great Graphics with no video card. Fast. Does as advertised.

Cons: You NEED an upgraded cooler. I went with a Corsair H75 watercooler and it works great! Chip runs hot.

Other Thoughts: Excellent Purchase

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  • Isaac D.
  • 5/26/2015 9:41:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFirst Build - Woah cheap gaming?

Pros: Best integrated graphics, not the best graphics in general, but it does surprise me. I mainly games from Steam's early access, and I get around 30-60 FPS.

Cons: AMD seems to be giving up on the current APUs,
Youtube gets all glitchy if the graphics are clocked over 800MHz.
Doesn't want to overclock past 4.3 GHz.

Other Thoughts: I knew AMD products had a reputation for heating up quickly, and thus bought a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO to go with it. But it turns out, since I am discouraged to overclock the processor, that even the stock cooler would have been fine. I do have a suspicion that the overclocking problems are caused by the power supply itself, I may have to get a new one later on.
Here's my build:
-Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H Motherboard
-AMD A10-7850k APU
-Single HyperX Savage 8GB DDR3 2400 RAM
-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler
-NZXT Source 220 case, black
-used Cooler Master 600W power supply
-used hard drives

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  • Patrick R.
  • 5/20/2015 11:42:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Set up just right, you can activate all 12 compute cores on this APU, providing you're willing to follow the step by step directions on how to do it by the HSA Foundation's Github page. Super simple, copy paste commands for terminal (so long as you're logged into as root), downloads a new kernel, and you can compile the new kernel for use on all 12 cores.

Cons: Stock heatsink (by default everyone should know that any included heatsink is bad)

Other Thoughts: I had this when it first came out, and on Windows 8, HSA support wasn't all there. Only 2 out of the 8 GPU compute cores were only activated and it was heavily underpowered. I put this bad boy into a micro mediaserver (two 4TB WD Reds in a RAID 1 using mdadm) and it rips and snorts through everything thus far. I'm not demanding a whole lot from this and probably won't be upgrading until this has been exhausted.

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  • Andrew K.
  • 5/20/2015 12:54:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat APU

Pros: Great APU. Handles whatever I throw at it, and is very low cost.

I can get a 7.4 on the Windows Experience scale. Combined with some 2133mhz RAM, I get a 6.4 for the graphics on the WEI scale. Pretty good for an on-board graphic! If money is no object, then just buy the most expensive i7 CPU and buy the highest price video card Newegg sells. Then call it a day. But if budget does matter, then you can't go wrong with this AMD APU. BUT don't rely on the stock cooler. Get a no fill, self-contained water cooler from Corsair for like $60.

Cons: Not much I can think of. I suppose that if you want the absolute fastest chip there is, then go spend quadruple for a high-end i7. The stock cooler woulr be a CON as well I suppose. Go buy a decent water cooling unit. The H60 from Corsair will be less than $70 and you don't have to fill it or anything. Just slap the block on top of the CPU and plug in the fan header.

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