APU A8-3870K Quad-Core
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APU A8-3870K Quad-Core Performance Specification
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3 GHz
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APU A8-3870K Quad-Core Game Requirement Analysis

APU A8-3870K Quad-Core is a performance CPU based on the 32nm, Lynx architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 3.0GHz and 4MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated and the processor has the clock multiplier unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.


The processor integrates mildly powerful Graphics called Radeon HD 6550D, with 400 Shader Processing Units, clocked at 600MHz, which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 100W.


It is a powerful Quad Core whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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amd :)

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what os is better to run on this CPU 32 or 64 bits ?

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64 bit os.

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Hey guys, i am building my first Gaming PC cause as you can see now i have a laptop and i cant even run games from 2003-2004, so i was wondering if i should buy this processor or a FX 4130 with the same GPU, a HD 7770, i also dont want to overclock, thanks :)

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What's your budget? I'd say go for an intel i5-3470, with a h61 motherboard, (cheap and sufficient for your needs) and a hd 7770, with 4-8gb RAM. If that's out of your budget, go with an FX 4xxx or FX 6300 CPU, with a 7770.

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By h61 motherboard, I'd go for the Asus p8h61 motherboards, but I think they are micro ATX, if you don't want M-ATX go for a z77 motherboard.

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is this procesor any good for next gen? and how will ir run on a 500w psu? thanks :)

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it will not be too great for next gen, and your fx is better, and a 500w PSU will be fine

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is mine more powerfull or this cuz the price of this is higher than the price of mine

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They're almost same.

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whch is better mine or dis??

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yours is slightly more powerful buddy (y)

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i pushed it to 3,7 Ghz , im going for 4 Ghz but i think 3,8 Ghz will be the absolute max for this cpu

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Don't OC it anymore-you will end up frying your CPU. Keep it at 3.7 GHz or set it back to base clock. At base clock, it is still better than this CPU.

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I was talking about this cpu ''APU A-8-3870k'' its in my second rig xd

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ahh ok
i was getting confused with the i5 you said you had earlier.
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is a i5 3450 better than this ?

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Yes

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Guys i have a problem, i get blue screen even if i OC to 3,1 ghz, any tips or something?

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try re-install your windows buddy, or re-group your hardware :)

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lol wut? xD Could you explain whit more detail? :P

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i mean you had to re-install your windows, what ever it is 32 bit or 64 bit.

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Maybe you don't have the right voltages. Google around a bit to see what other people did…

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never overclock your pc if you dont know what ALL numbers in bios MEANS! NEVER EVER! :-D
so find some manual for phenom 2 its same architecture as this

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This cpu is unlocked, you will have to decrease multiplier in order to achieve higher front side bus, disable IGP (integrated graphic card) and try this combination: multiplier - 2.7, fsb - 126.
And baang, 3.4 ghz it should be stable in most games on stock volts. You can also try multiplier - 2.5, fsb - 132, for 3.3 ghz. I'm not sure this will work but since ur cpu should be the same as mine.. with disabled igp everything should be ok.

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well i have the program '' fusion tweaker '' or there is another beter way to do it?

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The configurations i told you about are made in bios, i've tried overclocking for fun with a gigabyte utility and it was unstable and sometimes it was also failing to boot, i don't trust cpu overclocking through programs, i suggest you to use bios, the best way to learn more is to try, as much time you don't go around changing everything without thinking. If u need further assistence about cpu/gpu overclocking you can ask me.

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overclocking in windows is just wrong :-P .Thats for what bios is

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I OC'd mine through BIOS. Was easy as hell, all it took was about 2 clicks lol. Had no problems since I OC'd. Temps are normal, PC runs fine, no crashes, no blue screens, but barely any performance increase.

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Guys how can i update my rig on GD, i've OC my 'apu' from 3,00ghz to 3,30ghz :)

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then your CPU now had more power than it's stock clock :)

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There is a part that says "overclock" on your profile and than you can choose percentage of OC

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