Model: Kaveri A10-7700K
Model: Kaveri A10-7850k
RRP A-10 7700K: 101.99 (At time of the review)
RRP A-10 7850K: £119.99 (At time of the review)
AMD are a company that need no introduction. If you are reading this review and have not heard of AMD I would like to know where you have been for the last 20+ years!
With that being said, AMD was formed in 1969 and is a worldwide leader and innovator in computer technology. Mainly focusing on processors, whether they are graphical or compute, AMD has surely paved the way for many. From their more well-known Athlon and Phenom CPUs up to theie FX chips and now their A10 APUs, AMD is always trying to stay one step ahead of the curve when it comes to creativity and innovation.
Today we will be taking a look at two of their Accelerated Processing Units (APUs); namely the A10-7850K and the A10-7700K from the Kaveri family. One of the main selling points for the Kaveri family is the fact that AMD have combined a multicore CPU with Graphics Core Next (GCN) which features AMD Radeon R7 graphics to offer further performance over their previous Richland APUs. Alongside this we have support for Mantle, TrueAudio and Eyefinity with up to four displays.
There is no doubt that the Kaveri APUs look good on paper; but how do they hold up in the real world? There is only one way to find out, but first, let’s have a quick look at the specifications and a closer look at the APUs themselves.