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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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  • joshua s.
  • 4/10/2015 9:40:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive

Pros: A lot of power in this little thing. Used it for an NES pc build I wanted to do. Wanted to be able to play any of my games while in descent setting at 1080p but in a very small and portable form factor. This card did the trick just perfect.

Cons: Trying to find the right cooling solution for such a tiny case was hard, but that really has nothing to do with the APU and more about where I was trying to stuff it. It still runs pretty hot, but that expected for what it does. I ended up using a small form factor fan from zalman it it does the job pretty well, hopefully I'll see a better fan for small PC's coming up soon.

Other Thoughts: This thing shows that there is definitely some potential in this market. Im pretty excited to see what AMD can make next in this small form factor but still powerful market.

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  • Richard F.
  • 4/9/2015 11:25:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore and more and more

Pros: It's working fine on a Linux Mint install. Great speed, low heat for my usage and I haven't been bogged down when performing any of my day to day activities on the computer. I've even had to give up some of my routines of finding something to do while something loads...
I've not attempted any overclocking or anything as it meets or exceeds all of my needs.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Moving from a ten year old duo core to this was like stepping out of the farm house in Kansas to find myself in Oz!

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  • James W.
  • 4/5/2015 3:14:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood little CPU

Pros: Great price, performance and speed.

Cons: Haven't had any yet

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  • Francine B.
  • 4/4/2015 6:48:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat for certain applications

Pros: new architecture and seriously powerful integrated graphics
pcie 3.0 support
if HSA and HuMA take off this has support for that
its pretty snappy not amazingly fast but isn't super slow

Cons: honestly for gaming get a cheap i5 over this. this is NOT a gaming cpu

Other Thoughts: Best uses for this cpu would be HTPC or a daily driver for someone who doesn't game.

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  • Jason F.
  • 3/30/2015 12:59:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuite a lot of bang for buck

Pros: Excellent performer when overclocking. CPU at 4500 and GPU at 950 all day every day with almost no tinkering (Running ASUS AI Suite 3 on ROG Crossblade Ranger motherboard)

iGPU works much better than I had thought it would

Gives you some very decent performance for the money

Cons: Can't really knock this one. It does everything you ask it to with a smile.

Other Thoughts: As an old AMD guy I had to give AMD a shot again after so many years. The price is hard to pass up as well. This was my first build after a 9 year break and I wasn't let down. I know a lot of people ask the question of how awesome of a system they can build for almost no dollars and this is solid starting point. I know they will be releasing a new APU not too long from now, but you can't beat the price tag on this A10-7850 Kaveri. At some point I'm sure I'll be picking up a new video card for it, but in the mean time this will get you moving for cheap!
This will play just about anything on high/ultra settings on 720p but will start to show it's shortcomings at 1080p on medium/high. Don't be turned off by that though because you're still running without an additional graphics card!

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  • Brad P.
  • 3/29/2015 3:46:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome APU

Pros: First off, I love this APU! It's a solid performer and it's just the right product for my home office build. Because it's for my home office, I don't feel the need to overclock it like I do with all my other computers in the house, so I can't comment on how well it overclocks. I love the integrated graphics, which saved me money on having to purchase a separate graphics card to power my three 24" monitors.

Cons: None at all.... I love it!

Other Thoughts: I couldn't be happier with this APU, it's perfect for my needs. Paired with fast memory & SSD, my system literally flies! Specs below:

AMD A10-7850K APU
MSI A88xm Gaming Motherboard
G.Skill 16GB DD3 2400 MHz Memory
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
OCZ 600 Watt PS
Fractal Design R4 Case (Silent, I love it)

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  • Luis M.
  • 3/25/2015 12:39:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSlow Graphics and CPU

Pros: If you want a small form factor rig or MINI ITX, this is probably one of your few options, especially if the case is too small for GPUs.

Cons: It could run most games on low to medium settings at 30fps or less. Basically high end PS2 graphics and low end PS3 graphics, which for the price of the APU alone seems pretty weak.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2015 12:34:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAstounding

Pros: Fast
Fair price
Easy installation
Small but decent and quiet fan

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: When a co-worker of mine encouraged me to try out an AMD processor with APU graphics, I was very skeptical. I have ALWAYS purchased Intel with very expensive video cards in the past. That way the machines generally last me 7 years or so. However, my systems would cost around $1500 to $2000. This time around I built my gaming/media system around this chip with the MSI A88XM motherboard and a HyperX SSD and memory. I am absolutely amazed at how well this combination performs. I am very happy.

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  • Timothy K.
  • 3/22/2015 10:41:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm a believer

Pros: Best bang for the buck. Amazing performance! Rock-solid OC to 4.1gHz.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I purchases this, paired with the RAM and an MSI A88X motherboard, for my first ground-up build, and upgrade from Core2 Quad. I expected much better gaming performance, but this has been flawless. I am an avid Flight Sim nut, and FSX CRUSHES pc's, but not this one! With an nVidia GTX 760, I can run FSX at a solid 60fps all day long. This chip has made a believer out of me.

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  • jimmy h.
  • 3/22/2015 6:48:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsim shocked! an loving it

Pros: fast cheap powerful IGP . the actual real world use really does feel faster an more snappier then what you would thnk looking this cpu's specs

Cons: i haven't found any

Other Thoughts: i am very happy with this product. its fast an im seriously playing a game like dying light an near refresh rate on my monitor im a silence freak i hate a noisy computer an for me to be able to sit down an play games with out hearing a roaring graphics card is really nice

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