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Asus F2A85-V Pro & AMD A10 5800K Review (w/ HD7660D)

For this review today we are running the AMD A10 5800K processor without a discrete graphics card solution. Our other AMD A10 5800k review today features the Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 when paired up with a high end AMD HD7970 GHZ Edition. If this of interest then be sure to check it out.

We want to find out today if the A10 5800K can power games at high resolutions with decent image quality settings. At £95 inc vat, this could be a low cost solution for a gamer on a budget, or ideal for a person using a system with a television set in the main living room. Fan noise from many discrete solutions can be intrusive.

Has the 5800K got enough grunt? We all know that Intel onboard struggles with most engines above 720p.

In some of the benchmarks and tests we will compare the AMD A10 5800k against a variety of desktop and mobile processors.

Sadly we didn’t manage to make time to test the onboard HD7660D in a Crossfire configuration. We will leave these results for another time.

AMD A10 5800K System:

Processor: AMD A10 5800K
Memory: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 2,133mhz
Cooling: Antec H20 620
Thermal Paste: Noctua NT H1
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4
Power Supply: Antec TruePower 550W
Case: Cooler Master Silencio
SSD: Kingston 90GB SSD Now & Patriot Pyro SE 240GB

Graphics: AMD HD7660D

Supplemental Hardware:
Optical: Asus USB 2.0 BluRay Drive
Monitors: LaCie 730 (IQ testing) and Dell U2410 x3

Comparison processors:
AMD A8 3870K
AMD A8 3850
AMD Zacate E-350
Atom D525 @ 1.8ghz
Turion X64 X2 L510 @ 1.6ghz
Core i7 3610QM
Core i7 2960XM Extreme Edition (Mobile)
Core i7 2630QM
Core i7 2640M processor
Core i7 2360QM
Core i7 2600K
Core i5 2500K
Core i5 2410M
Core i3 2105 desktop processor.

Software:
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 11
PCMark 7
Cinebench 11.5 64 bit
FRAPS Professional
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark
Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra 11
Cyberlink MediaEspresso
HQV Benchmark V2.
Alien V Predator
F1 2012
Total War: Shogun 2
Dirt Showdown

Comparison Gaming System:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K With onboard Intel HD4000
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Cooler: Corsair H80
Memory: 8 GB G.Skill @ 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24
Power Supply: Corsair 750W
System Drive: Patriot Wildfire 120GB

All the latest BIOS updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform generally under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru tests games across five closely matched runs and then average out the results to get an accurate median figure. If we use scripted benchmarks, they are mentioned on the relevant page.

Some game descriptions are edited from Wikipedia.

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