AMD A10-6800K APU and more
Posted on: 06/05/2013 11:36 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews, including AMD A10-6800K APU reviews, The History Of The Hard Drive, What’s Wrong with the PlayStation Vita?, Choosing a Gaming CPU at 1440p: Adding in Haswell, and Scythe Mugen 4 review: finally a good successor to the Mugen 2?
Cooler Master Sonuz Headset @ Modders-Inc
Cooler Master has done an outstanding job bringing the Sonuz to market and would be a welcome addition to any gaming rig, or strictly used for music.
Read more: Cooler Master Sonuz Headset @ Modders-IncThe History Of The Hard Drive @ ThinkComputers.org
In 1953, engineers in IBMs California-based laboratory invented the very first hard drive. Since that first disk drive, technological advances have been made at an astonishing rate, with data capacity increasing and size and price decreasing exponentially, year on year. 60 years on, the hard drives of today are unrecognizable from the first models, which took up an entire room. Hard drives today are measured in terms of gigabytes and terabytes, rather than megabytes-an amount of data that would have been almost unimaginable in the early history of computers. Here we take a look back at the evolution of the hard drive as it grew from 5MB to 4TB.
Read more: The History Of The Hard Drive @ ThinkComputers.orgASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
ASUS is known for their quality, the Republic of Gamers motherboards and Graphics cards are known for an excessive amount of quality! Today we have one such board for you, the ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard. The ASUS ROG Maximus Hero is a Republic of Gamers board at a value price, well at least compared to other ROG motherboards. It retails well below the top branded ROG Maximus VI Extreme and will give those that couldn't get an ROG board before, the opportunity now! Read on to see how our first ASUS Z87 Motherboard does!
Read more: ASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard Review @ Legit ReviewsIntel's Haswell: Optimized For Mobility @ HotHardware.com
If Haswell's debut on the desktop has left you feeling a bit flat, the company's mobile efforts may be the pick-me-up you've been hoping for. If you step back and think about the entire CPU market, the last two years have been marked by tremendous shifts in consumer buying habits, as tablet sales skyrocketed and desktop/laptop sales have slumped. Intel recognized years ago that Atom, no matter how polished, would never be able to address the entire portable market -- the usage scenarios between a laptop and a smartphone are just too wide. The company therefore decided to take a two-pronged approach to this brave new frontier of computing, with a new Atom architecture anchoring the ultra-low power segments while more traditional x86 cores were prepped for form factors no one at Intel dreamed of ten years ago.
Read more: Intel's Haswell: Optimized For Mobility @ HotHardware.comCougar Spike @ techPowerUp
The combination of brand and name goes well with a compact gaming chassis. A fairly compact predator with the ability to strike at its opponents. Clocking in at a budget friendly $39.99, the Spike stands out in the crowd of other mATX cases.
Read more: Cougar Spike @ techPowerUpWhat’s Wrong with the PlayStation Vita? @ TestFreaks
The PlayStation Vita is a great device for portable gaming but it’s not perfect by any means. I got mine at launch and in that time I’ve used it quite a bit and I’ve noticed many things both good and bad. Don’t get me wrong, I like the PS Vita, but there are some things that I don’t care for. So this started out as sort of a top ten list, a list of things that aren’t that great about the PS Vita. These are things that I’ve noticed in my time with it, and it’s a lot more than ten sadly. So are obvious, some aren’t, some are big and some are small, some people might find them a reason not to buy one, and some people might not care. We all know nothing is perfect though, most every device and gadget sounds much better in reviews and promotional material than it does when you actually get it in your hands. So read on to see what I found or think is wrong with the PS Vita…..
Read more: What’s Wrong with the PlayStation Vita? @ TestFreaksChoosing a Gaming CPU at 1440p: Adding in Haswell @ Anandtech
A few weeks ago we released our first set of results to aid readers in deciding what CPU they may want for a new single or multi-GPU build. Today we add in some results for the top end Haswell CPU, the i7-4770K.
Read more: Choosing a Gaming CPU at 1440p: Adding in Haswell @ AnandtechGigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD) @ Bjorn3D
The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabytes own custom designed WINDFORCE x2 cooler, factory overclocked to 1075 MHz, and 2 GB of GDDR5. Does it worth your hard-earn money with the retailed price of $169.99, lets find out.
Read more: Gigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD) @ Bjorn3DGarmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD sports a sleek design with a metal body and a 5-inch capacitive touch display. It has voice commands to make navigating easier and its spoken turn-by-turn directions are extremely natural sounding.
Read more: Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD Review @ TechReviewSource.comLeetgion El’Druin Mouse Review @ Hardware Secrets
Known for its coolers and heatsinks, Thermalright branched into the gaming market with the Leetgion brand ("elite legion" written in a fancy way). They first released an FPS mouse, the Hellion, and now the company enters the MMORPG territory with the El'Druin (the name definitely has an elvish flavor). It features 12 programmable buttons, 5,000 dpi of resolution, and two side disks that act like a second scrollwheel, and an analog stick from a console controller. We'll first describe this unusual design and then proceed to testing its performance.
Read more: Leetgion El’Druin Mouse Review @ Hardware SecretsGIGABYTE Z87-D3HP Review @ Vortez
We began our Intel Z87 venture by looking at GIGABYTE’s premium overclocking motherboard Z87X-OC. But today we will be looking at the opposite end of the scale by taking on an entry level model which focusses on helping those on a tight budget move to the new Haswell platform.
GIGABYTE’s Z87-D3HP will surprise many because it looks more expensive than it actually is. Many lower-end motherboards tend to cut back not only on features but also aesthetics but D3HP still oozes the quality of a higher-end model with its sleek matt black PCB and gun metal heatsinks. Ultra Durable 5 Plus comes as standard on this motherboard so consumers needn’t worry about the quality either. Can this really be too good to be true? Let’s find out!
Read more: GIGABYTE Z87-D3HP Review @ VortezCreative Sound Blaster ZxR Review @ Vortez
Creative and the Sound Blaster brand is synonymous with PC audio and today we take a look at the latest Sound Blaster flagship, the ZxR. Promising an unbeatable 124dB Signal to noise ratio and comprised of high grade components and materials, the ZxR comes with a fairly hefty price tag too. Supplied with a DBPro daughter board for an I/O expansion, the ZxR is set to offer unprecedented versatility for many users. Comparing cost to competition it may be hard to see how this can fit into the add in sound card market over what the primary competition has to offer so let's take a look inside and see if it is worth the fuss.
Read more: Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Review @ VortezAMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APUs Tested @ HotHardware.com
A few months back, AMD unveiled a handful of mobile Elite A-Series APUs, formerly codenamed Richland. Those products built upon the company's existing Trinity-based products but offered additional power and frequency optimizations designed to enhance overall performance and increase battery life. In addition to these optimizations, AMD also began offering a host of specialized software with their Richland APUs that's leveraged their inherent strengths--namely, AMD Face Login, Gesture Control, Screen Mirror, and various video enhancement features like AMD Steady Video, Quick Stream, and Picture Perfect. The ultimate goal was to make AMD hardware and software more appealing to OEMs and consumers alike.
Today AMD is taking the same approach and launching a handful of new Richland APUs but for desktops and small form factor PCs...
Read more: AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APUs Tested @ HotHardware.comAMD A10 6800K review @ Guru3D
Hello, meet Richland. Ah yes, today another AMD A10 series APU processor review. A quick word on what they are, APUs are able to combine the potential of x86 and GPU together to enable a new class of experiences and compute performance on today’s PCs. You know, back in May 2012 AMD introduced a series of AMD A10 'Trinity' APUs as mobile and notebook solutions. Trinity APUs where the the successor of the AMD A4, A6 and A8 Llano-processors. Today AMD marches onwards with Richland, basically in short wording this is a re-spin of Trinity. But before we start off this review, let me state this like we always do with APU reviews; see we are a bit of an enthusiast based website so I want to make it very clear here, the A10 and A8 APU processors are entry level to mid-range targeted processors, please do understand that very clearly. That means you are looking at reasonable desktop CPU experience versus (in AMDs case) a an enhanced integrated GPU, and all that for very interesting prices. But they are not intended as enthusiast class PC gaming rigs okay ?
As such today we test the A10 6800K APU for example, priced at roughly 135 to 145 EUR this is a four core processor with integrated graphics and motherboard chipset. Yeah, it really is a SoC. AMD released Richland to make their APUs a little more performance oriented for the PC crowd. The A10-6800K APU tested in this review is rated at 100W running at 4.1 GHz with a Turbo allowance towards 4400 MHz. For an APU these are seriously high frequencies. The A10 APU comes with a 4MB L2 cache and packs 384 Radeon (shader) cores with that embedded GPU running at 844 MHz, and that is slightly clocked faster then the A10 5800K (the previous flagship APU). Equipped with 384 Radeon (shader) cores, you might believe that by itself this is not a massive GPU, however in the IGP arena that's serious performance as even the Intel's new Haswell IGP can not compete with the performance that AMD can offer with the A10 APUs. The APU as expected is based on Piledriver cores, Piledriver simply put means the new 2nd revision of AMD's Bulldozers cores, these are very similar to AMD's FX series processors.
Read more: AMD A10 6800K review @ Guru3DAMD A10-6800K and 6700 A-Series "Richland" Processor Review @ HiTech Legion
For every personality and budget there is a class of boat available. You have sailboats that are little day sailors to the massive yachts that celebrities own. Just like with boats there are computers for every personality type and budget. You have the enthusiast crowd that spends large amounts of money on hardware on a regular basis and likes to push their systems to the limit. Then of course you have your mainstream crowd that just want something to surf the internet on and maybe play some games at a reasonable frame rate. We can't forget about the budget user either who can't afford to spend $500 dollars on one component and need to get the most for their dollars.
AMD’s 2013 “Richland” A-series Desktop APUs includes two new chips the A10-6800K and A10-6700 processors. These processors are powered by AMD’s “Piledriver” 32nm compute modules. The A10-6800K is the top processor in the A-Series which is unlocked for performance tuning with a 100W TDP. The 6800K has four CPU cores with clock speeds of 4.1 GHz and turbo speeds of 4.4 GHz. The A10-6700 has a TDP of 65W and is only slightly slower at 3.9 GHz and 4.2 GHz for the turbo. Both A10 models feature an integrated HD 8670D graphics core with 384 Radeon cores and GPU clock speeds of 844 MHz. The 6800K supports memory speeds up to DDR3 2133 MHz, while the rest of the series support memory speeds to DDR3 1866 MHz. With the AMD processors there is support for Eyefinity with up to 4 displays, to use all four displays one must be daisy chained on the DisplayPort 1.2 connection.
Read more: AMD A10-6800K and 6700 A-Series "Richland" Processor Review @ HiTech LegionAMD A10-6800K APU Richland Processor @ Benchmark Reviews
So far, it seems that the early summer of 2013 is destined to be full of Intel Haswell coverage. Rather than consigning themselves to the shadows, AMD is quietly releasing two new members of their APU family. The next generation of APUs is being represented at the top by the A10-6800K and the A10-6700 Accelerated Processing Units, codenamed Richland. It has been about eight months since AMD released the last generation, Trinity APUs. When that happened, AMD took back the performance lead from Ivy Bridge in the sub-$150 CPU price range.
This has been AMD's bread and butter for a while now, especially with their ability to pair discrete level graphics with their CPUs that totally decimate the onboard capabilities of their opponent. Haswell may change things, but for now, we'll see where AMD is setting the bar for entry-level performance. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a hard look at the third generation of AMD APUs with the top end AMD A10-6800K Richland Processor.
Read more: AMD A10-6800K APU Richland Processor @ Benchmark ReviewsAMD Richland APU Launch Review: A10-6800K and A10-6700 @ HardwareHeaven.com
To tie in with Computex which takes place in Taiwan this week AMD are following Intels launch of "Haswell" with their own refresh. That comes in the form of "Richland", a new range of APUs which look to enhance what we have seen from the current generation "Trinity" parts. Today we take two of AMDs new "Richland" APUs through a selection of platform and gaming tests which include media playback and conversion, Crysis 3, Grid 2 and even a peek at PCMark 8.
Read more: AMD Richland APU Launch Review: A10-6800K and A10-6700 @ HardwareHeaven.comAMD Richland Desktop Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked @ Hardware Canucks
AMD has some catching up to do and Richland is their transitional solution between Trinity and Kaveri. It is also meant to shore up their performance metrics now that Intel has released their new Haswell architecture. In a way, this is AMD trying to steal a march on Intel since the Trinity to Richland refresh took just nine months while Intel’s cycles typically take 12 months or more.
Richland is actually a bit of a surprise since AMD’s product roadmaps never showed it until a short time ago. Simply put, GlobalFoundries’ 28nm manufacturing process delays and intrinsic revisions to upcoming architectures have pushed back the APU and CPU roadmap. This has necessitated the introduction of gap-filler products like Richland which are based on proven architectures.
While it may be a slight departure from earlier roadmap predictions, Richland still very much adheres to AMD’s Heterogeneous System Architecture or HSA. This amalgamation of CPU and GPU processing onto a single die will be the central focus for AMD far into the future but, judging from sales, potential customers haven’t quite embraced this approach. Luckily, the software is quickly catching up to hardware capabilities and soon we should see a painless transition towards more adaptable programs in the near future.
Read more: AMD Richland Desktop Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked @ Hardware CanucksAMD A10-6800K and A4-4000 Richland APU Review @ Techspot
Late last year we checked out AMD’s desktop version of Trinity, comprising Piledriver CPU cores along with an on-die Radeon HD 7000 Series (not Graphics Core Next) graphics processor.
Headlining the family was the A10-5800K with four cores clocked at 3.80GHz, a 4MB L2 cache and the Radeon HD 7660D. This was one of four quad-core Trinity parts made available at launch, along with a pair of dual-core APU’s known as the A6-5400K and A4-5300.
The A10-5800K debuted with an MSRP of just $130, pitting it at the time against the Core i3-3220. The end result was a typical Intel vs. AMD battle. While AMD had a clear cut advantage when it came to GPU performance, the CPU side of things was more closely contested.
Read more: AMD A10-6800K and A4-4000 Richland APU Review @ TechspotKingSpec Challenger E3000 120GB SSD @ PureOverclock
It hasn’t been long since Nvidia’s last launch; in fact, it’s only been a week. Just 7 days ago saw the release of the GeForce GTX 780, a graphics card which managed to impress us with it convincing combination of gaming horsepower, innovative features, and strong overclocking. Kepler 2.0, as it turns out, looks to be a big winner.
And today marks the launch of the next in Nvidia’s gaming stable: the GeForce GTX 770. Not unexpected in its naming convention, but entirely unexpected by many in its swift follow-up to the flagship GTX 780. Looking to hit a very attractive gaming market at the upper end, though with a price tag of only $399, the GTX 770 looks nearly identical to its more powerful sibling, while maintaining the hallmark features at a lower price point. Truth be told, the price puts it squarely in the sights of the Radeon 7970, and we have a sneaking suspicion that Nvidia is looking to put the smackdown on the competition with this new card.
Read more: KingSpec Challenger E3000 120GB SSD @ PureOverclockStuffa Jacket @ NikKTech
When we first launched this project roughly 15 months ago we pretty much told everyone out there that we would seriously take into consideration review requests sent to us which is partially also the reason why we started testing wrist watches (although i have to admit that i like wrist watches as well). Of course we all knew that eventually some people would request reviews of products that don't really belong in a technology related review site but being flexible is not a bad thing and so we decided to allow everything that may even slightly fit in one of our article/review categories. Fortunately our gadgets category allows us to fit a very wide range of product reviews regarding pretty much anything that can improve our daily lives and one such gadget is the Stuffa Jacket which we've been using for slightly over a month now with very positive results.
Read more: Stuffa Jacket @ NikKTechCooler Master Notepal U2 Plus @ LanOC Reviews
For the past few years Cooler Master has really been pushing their Notepal notebook cooling product line. They have introduced a wide variety of coolers with various cooling designs, different sizes, and for different uses. Even so, of their product line there has been one line specifically that I have been especially fond of. I have been using my Notepal U3 on my 18.4 inch notebook every time I travel. This is both because of its portability and also it’s cooling capabilities. Cooler Master is now introducing a new version of its U2, the Notepal U2 Plus. I’m not sure what they can improve on the original, but I’m excited to find out.
Read more: Cooler Master Notepal U2 Plus @ LanOC ReviewsIntel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux @ Phoronix
This past weekend I shared the first experiences of running Intel's new Haswell CPU on Linux. While Intel Haswell is a beast and brings many new features and innovations to the new Core CPUs succeeding Ivy Bridge, there were a few shortcomings with the initial Linux support. It still appears that the Core i7 4770K is still being finicky at times for both the processor and graphics, but in this article are the first benchmarks. Up today are benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 4770K when running Ubuntu 13.04 with the Linux 3.10 kernel.
I went over the initial Intel Haswell Linux details on Saturday. The initial support is there and overall it's in fairly good standing and roughly comparable to where things were at in 2012 when Ivy Bridge launched. However, as far as where the support is at in currently released Linux distributions, there's a lot better support to find out of the very latest upstream code. With the widely used Ubuntu 13.04, Haswell processors will work, but better support, features, and performance can be found with code not currently available through the standard repositories. This state is comparable to that of other Linux distributions released so far this year. Polished Haswell support coming to an "out of the box" Linux desktop won't really be there until later in H2'2013.
Read more: Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux @ PhoronixAMD Richland A10-6800K AND A10-6700 Review @ Bjorn3D
Not letting Intel grab all of the spotlight, AMD has officially released the desktop version of the upgraded Trinity APU codenamed Richland. While Richland does not bring any architectural change over the Trinity, AMD is able to deliver a decent amount of performance improvements by tuning the existing chip. We have got the top of the line A10-6800K and a 65W A10-6700 in our lab that we will put through our tests.
Read more: AMD Richland A10-6800K AND A10-6700 Review @ Bjorn3DAeroCool Touch-2100 Fan Controller Review @ Madshrimps
The Touch-2100 Fan Controller from AeroCool comes with a responsive multi-colored display and 5 separate channels, from where we can fine-tune the fan speeds or adjust the alarm temperature for the thermistors. Each thermal probe can be attached to the surfaces of our choice with the help of the included adhesive and in case one of these fail, we always have replacements inside the accessory bag.
Read more: AeroCool Touch-2100 Fan Controller Review @ MadshrimpsPalit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream @ Hexus
The release of a new GPU series is an opportune time for add-in card (AIC) partners to launch a bevy of new boards. This has already happened with the GTX 780, launched last week, and there's no reason why the just-introduced GTX 770 will be any different.
We've written ad nauseam of how much we like Nvidia's latest heatsinks designed for enthusiast cards - they marry good looks, solid thermal performance and excellent acoustics into one tidy package - but as EVGA has demonstrated, custom-designed offerings can improve it further still.
Palit is certainly of the same thinking, believing it has the wherewithal to beat out the elegant reference cooler with respect to outright performance and low-noise operation. To that end the company sent us the pre-overclocked GTX 770 JetStream 2GB model for editorial consumption.
Read more: Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream @ HexusCooler Master NotePal ErgoStand II Review @ Proclockers
With the current generation's demand for better technologies and greater innovations, we all know the production or purchase of laptops isn’t going to decrease anytime soon. From the sounds of it, laptops are outselling pre-made desktops. So, it is only natural for companies to cater these types of users. Manufacturers like Cooler Master answer that need with various products. It you head over to their website, you will see they have a multitude of products geared just for laptop users.
Cooler Master just recently added another cooler/stand to their cooling lineup. The new multifunction item is the NotePal ErgoStand II. It is not only a cooler, it is also a stand to hold the laptop firmly and in an angle that addresses ergonomics. The NotePal ErgoStand II allows the user to adjust the height of the laptop stand for a more comfortable position and posture. It also helps in cooling the laptop with the 140mm fan mounted in it. Including a four-port USB hub and a removable mesh panel adds usability and functionality.
Read more: Cooler Master NotePal ErgoStand II Review @ ProclockersIntel Core i7-4770K (22nm Haswell) @ Hexus
Is it too early to call Intel a semiconductor manufacturer in decline? Perhaps, yet in the consumer space there's no ignoring the recurring signs. UMPCs barely got going, netbooks have been forgotten, and Ultrabooks aren't doing enough to stall the steady decline in PC sales.
For the likes of Intel and Microsoft, who have long enjoyed the benefits of a symbiotic relationship, these are worrying times. Today, designing the highest-performance chips doesn't guarantee success, and while Intel remains king of the desktop performance crown, there's little competition and seemingly even less desire to raise the bar. Had AMD found a way to Bulldoze Intel's Ivy Bridge, we most probably would have seen the arrival of an enthusiast-orientated Ivy Bridge-E, but such premium solutions are being neglected as a new battle takes place elsewhere.
Forget Moore's law, it's sod's law that another three-letter foe beginning with the letter A is proving to be a thorn in Intel's side. The decline in PC sales can be directly attributed to the rapid increase in sales of devices powered by cost-effective, low-power ARM microprocessors. Smartphone and tablet sales continue to soar and here's the real kicker: consumers don't care what powers these devices, what matters is that they're typically cheaper than laptops, ultra-portable, and able to offer genuine all-day battery life.
Read more: Intel Core i7-4770K (22nm Haswell) @ HexusPC Specialist Vanquish R4 @ Hexus
The arrival of a new generation of Intel processors can be likened to the launch of a new Microsoft Windows operating system; it's an occasion that can have a significant impact on the sale of new PCs. And fourth-generation Intel Core processor just has a nice ring to it, wouldn't you say?
It's Christmas come early for system integrators, whose marketing departments have new ammunition and understandably revitalised vigour. But looking beyond the razzmatazz, are the very latest chips advanced enough to warrant an instant upgrade? And will system builders use the technology to create rigs that are genuinely different?
To help shed some light on the matter, we've asked PC Specialist to send in its idea of a £1,000 gaming machine based on new Intel silicon and the UK-based system builder has duly obliged with the Vanquish R4.
Read more: PC Specialist Vanquish R4 @ HexusScythe Mugen 4 review: finally a good successor to the Mugen 2? @ Hardware.Info
The Scythe Mugen 4 was introduced some time back, and at the end of this month it should finally be in stores. For years the original Mugen and especially the Mugen 2 were the most popular coolers on Hardware.Info due their outstanding cooling, low noise and affordable price. When the Mugen 2 was phased out and replaced by the Mugen 3, not everyone was happy. The Mugen 3 was basically a lower-cost version of the Mugen 2, and didn't perform as well in our tests. The Mugen 3 PCGH Edition made up for this by using two fans that were much more silent, but it was more expensive than the Mugen 2. At the same time the competition was getting stronger, and especially Cooler Master has been doing its utmost to create a Scythe-killer.
Read more: Scythe Mugen 4 review: finally a good successor to the Mugen 2? @ Hardware.InfoKingFast E-Drive 120GB KF2510SCF 2.5" SATA 3 SLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
The Solid State Drive, or the SSD, has seen leaps and bounds over the years of advancement in drive controller and memory technology and it seems to have found its footing in the tech marketplace for the common consumer seeking to speed up their computer system like never before. The acceptance is shown through increasingly rising sales and the fact that main conventional spinning hard disk manufacturers are now looking into SSD technology as part of their future. You know that things are changing when HDD manufactures are thinking of integrating SSD technology into their product line-up.
All is not complete though as the SSD is still evolving as we speak with different types of NAND memory technologies being invented, tested, and offered such as TLC NAND, MLC and SLC variations with focus to Enterprise use, all addressing different segments, costs, longevity, performance. SSD technology was in its infancy a couple of years ago and has improved tremendously over the past couple of years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. There’s just so much more room to grow even in the intermediate stages. The same can be said with the advancement of offering higher capacity SSD drives on the market. Now there are SSD’s that can offer up to 1TB of space, the limitation that has plagued SSD perception in the past.
Read more: KingFast E-Drive 120GB KF2510SCF 2.5" SATA 3 SLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy.comAMD A10-6800K & A10-6700 Richland APU Review @ OCC
Overclocking capability seems to be on par with the last generation. I am convinced that had I a bit more time I could have gotten a bit more out of them, however the GPU side of things was as easily overclockable as ever. Reaching an easy 1.1GHz on either chip, it easily bumped the graphics capability up at least to the next discrete level for an easy 20% more performance.
Read more: AMD A10-6800K & A10-6700 Richland APU Review @ OCC