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Pros: High Base Clock
Cons: High heat
Instability (See other thoughts)
Wont pair with a 6970 for Xfire
Other Thoughts: I paired this APU with a GIGABYTE GA-F2A88X-D3H. Initial system setup proved to be rather worrisome with the first boot into windows. The numbers are misleading. 4.4Ghz sounds nice, but if its unstable, its useless. AMD has a hidden gem with this APU though. When the Turbo is disabled, along with the IGP, and underclocked to 4.0Ghz something magical happens. Votlages become more stable (0.30v fluctuations at stock settings, 0.14v underclocked) and your RAM can do its job better.
Temps on this thing are out of control. With a H60 on this guy, at stock speeds under Prime95 it would peak at 82c(!!!). After underclocking, max came down to 75c. Still way too high for a CPU to be, but what are you gonna do.
This is a great "Entry Level" chip for someone wanting to build a budget gaming rig and they have access to say an NVidia 560TI, or HD 6970.
A-10 6800k APU Under Clocked @ 4.0Ghz (Stock voltages and FSB)
Corsair H60 AIO Liquid Cooler
16Gig Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz DDR3
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD (Storage)
120Gig Intel 520 Series "Cherryvile" SSD
Corsair GS600 PSU
Fractal Designs "Define R4 Silent" in Black Pearl
2x Xigmatech 120mm Purple LED fans
2x Fractal Designs 140mm fans (Stockers, in front for intake)
768 CUDA Cores
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Other Thoughts: I ordered this card on the morning of June 24th via Paypal and the mobile app. The order is sitting in "Confirmation" status, and as such, is now out of stock. This means, that since the card was never shipped, the order is now in limbo. Tak my advice, and don't use PayPal to place an order. Lesson learned for me, as now I have no card, with a dead Vid card sitting on my desk. Using the IGP on my i5 Sandy Bridge has hindered a LOT of things since Sunday when the card died. Lack of information from NewEgg about the matter bothers me. Docked 1 Egg due to this.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ABIT KN9 SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Dual Mbit lan, SLI, Decent ram capability
Cons: Poor support, Shoddy drivers, Board Recalls
Other Thoughts: First day, all was smooth. Installed everything, booted right up and all was well.
Does NOT like to OC, even though there are great OC features for this board. Day 9, removed my ipod Shuffle from its dock, and the USB ports died. Did everyting you could think of to get them back, only to find out the bridge had died. System specs - AMD x2 4800, 2g G.Skill Ram, 450w Dual rail PSW, 6600le PCIE x16 vid ( dont bother getting this board, spend the extra few bucks, and get an Asus, or DFI.)
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