AMD A8-3870K Black Edition & Hybrid Crossfire Review

CineBench and POV-Ray

AMD A8-3870K Black Edition Review


Firstly it's worth pointing out that from the FX8150 down the OpenGL results were obtained on a GTX570, and from the rest on a HD7970. Even still the HD6550D gets its first test and performs much better than we'd anticipated. Certainly it is by no means disgraced. The CPU scores aren't bad either for a straight Quad Core, especially when we see how average the FX8150 results are.


POV-Ray has two major areas of comparison. The absolute speed, and the rendering speed available from each core. As we can see the overall performance isn't too bad when compared to some much more expensive hardware, and the per CPU score is right in the ballpark.


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Most Recent Comments

25-05-2012, 04:17:58


With an integrated GPU and very competitive pricing the A8-3870K promises much. We see if it delivers.

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25-05-2012, 04:26:13

Have been running one of these in my daughter's rig for a few months now. Its does everything asked of it with consumate ease. Mild gaming and internet browsing - it doesn't even break a sweat. The only thing that I noticed is that HWMonitor doesn't report the temps correctly.Quote

25-05-2012, 08:45:31

I personally have one of these and i think they are excellent!

Got my iGPU at 800Mhz from the stock 600MHz and most games play in 1080p with medium detail.

Also overclocked my HyperX Blu 1600Mhz to 1866Mhz so i get even better performance.

I would recommend this for anyone who likes some light gaming,Quote

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