AMD A10-7870K Godavari APU Review

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The AMD A88X Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. These platforms are aimed at mainstream users and all feature integrated graphics, so it will be interesting to see how the systems compare. We will use an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti reference card for discrete gaming performance tests.

The AMD A88X platform that we used to test the AMD FM2+ processors was running the ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard with BIOS version L3.00 that was released on 05/19/2015. The latest AMD Catalyst drivers were used which were 15.7 Beta. The Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB 2133MHz memory kit was set to XMP 1.3 memory profile settings, which is 1.65v with 10-11-11-30 2T memory timings. The Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD uses 19nm NAND and was using M311 firmware.

amd-fm2-platform

Here is a quick look at the AMD test system CPU-Z screenshots:

test-system

And finally the components and pricing:

AMD FM2+ Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD A10-7870K

Motherboard

ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Click Here

Memory

8GB Dominator 2133MHz Click Here

Video Card

N/A Click Here

Hard Drive

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD Click Here

Cooling

Noctua NH-L9a Click Here

Keyboard

Corsair K95 Click Here

Mouse

Corsair M95 Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here

Operating System

Windows 8.1 64-Bit Click Here

 

Intel Z97 Test System

The Intel Z97 platform that we used to test the Intel 1150 processors was running the ASUS Z97-A motherboard with BIOS 2401 that came out on 04/24/2015. The Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB 2133MHz memory kit was set to XMP 1.3 memory profile settings, which is 1.65v with 9-11-11-31 1T memory timings. The Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD uses 19nm NAND and was using M311 firmware.

system-settings

Here is a quick look at the CPU-Z information for our main test system that we’ll be doing the testing on.

Intel LGA1150 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Pentium G3258

Motherboard

ASUS Z97-A Click Here

Memory

8GB Dominator 2133MHz Click Here

Video Card

N/A Click Here

Hard Drive

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD Click Here

Cooling

Corsair H105 Click Here

Keyboard

Corsair K95 Click Here

Mouse

Corsair M95 Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here

Operating System

Windows 8.1 64-Bit Click Here
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  • anon67

    Is this review a copy pasta from Toms Hardware? Comparing a Budget APU with a gaming processor with a dedicated video card is right up their alley. LOL

  • 3DRage

    Good job comparing an APU to i7s.