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Pros: The APU I had prior was an A10-5800K which was impressive, the A10-6800K (this APU) doesn't disappoint.
List of cool features I like
AMD Dual Graphics
844MHz GPU clock base speed
4.1GHz CPU clock base speed
Gets up to an additional 300Mhz above CPU clock base speed with Turbo
Cons: Runs a little warm, and the stock heatsink is definitely trash worthy.
Technically it is physically dual core with 4 logical processors.
Better than the A10-5800K, but not by much.
Other Thoughts: Received the APU on Friday the 13.
I have noticed that by disabling the Turbo feature, the APU runs considerably cooler.
Bought as an upgrade and to stock a vital part of a future build.
Pros: Dual Band, Wireless N, when it works, it works.
Driver software gives the nice option to install the driver by itself with OR without the WLAN Utility. An option I really like to have, but hardly is ever given.
Cons: Like the title suggests, the included driver CD wasn't exactly up to date. For quite some time I used the drivers provided by Windows, which only allowed the 2.4GHz band. The signal quality could be better. If you are using Windows 8, I would suggest downloading the driver from Manufacturer Product Page in order to utilize the 5GHz band, but to be honest, for what I use it for, I cannot tell a difference other than that 5GHz has a harder time going through obstacles, like walls.
I would minus an egg for the driver CD being a little outdated, but you never know how long the product is going to sit after being packaged so 5 Eggs here.
Other Thoughts: Rosewill has become one of my choice brands of computer hardware. Currently use a Rosewill case, Card Reader, this item. Their hardware does what it is supposed to do and have been quite satisfied with themREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very fast, fully compatible with the Hyper-V feature of Windows 8, the integrated graphics that far exceeded my expectations, and no need to overclock with the TurboCore speed boosting feature.
Despite other reviews saying the stock heatsink is insufficient for cooling it off, I only have that issue when monitoring it from my motherboards BIOS. Once my OS starts, the temperature drops to room temperature level. Windows manages the provided power while my BIOS tends to not do so. My battery backup power supply runs longer under Windows than when my BIOS is running
Cons: The thermal compound sticks like glue. When I tried to remove my heatsink, it ripped the CPU out of its FM2 socket. Fortunately no damage to CPU and motherboard. Minus no eggs because I am strictly rating the CPU. The Hyper-V feature of Windows 8 when enabled seems to disable the TurboCore technology.
Slightly irritating is that Windows 8 reports 2 physical cores and 4 logical cores, though Windows Experience Index gives me a 7.3 for processing power which is equivalent to my old 3.0GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor per the Windows Experience Index. Came close to subtracting an egg but the integrated graphics still have me stunned.
Other Thoughts: Bought this for my second personal. Absolutely love it. No complaints on the APU itself. Compared to what I had before, not going to bother overclocking it.READ FULL REVIEW