AMD A8-3870K Black Edition Review

By on February 2, 2012
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The fusion APU’s flagship flexes its muscles.

Good: Fast stock performance, Unlocked multiplier, Runs cool
Bad: High overclock depends on performance motherboards of which there aren't many
Price: AED 600
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The 3.0GHz clocked A8-3870K handily beats every CPU in the benchmark, even the rather powerful (for its class) Core i3-2100. The graphics tests show that as long as the GPU is not a bottleneck, the latest Llano APU can stand toe to toe with Intel’s Core i3 processors as well.

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