Originally Posted by Absolution
Tl;dr: Wanted to see these "new" 7000 series cores to be paired with 7000 series cards in dual graphics mode.
I did too, and almost bought a 7770 for this review, but alas, it's 6670 only. 6570 with A8 chips now.
The Intel mobile chip has what some would consider twice the GPU power(7850m = 7770), plus four threads of IVB goodness. It's power consumption is quite similar to the APUs, for the full system too, but the desktop version of these same chips, i5 3220 and 7770, cost a fair bit more than the APU.
And in some workloads, the APUs beat it out. Just a reference number. It's truly just as out of place as the 3770K is, but I only have so many parts on hand to test with, so there it goes.
The desktop that uses those parts(yes, a desktop), will be reviewed in coming weeks as well!
If you'd liek other testing, I'm always open to taking donations for hardware purchases.
Originally Posted by Mussels
reading the review and enjoying it, but the intro seems kinda long and rambling.
I put the real conclusion first, hence the "Rambling".
Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH
There is also the 65W TDP A10-5700 which is only slightly lower clocked. In the UK it is around £90 which is around the same price as the 100W TDP A10-5800K.
I am quite interested in these chips myself, but am not sure how OC'ing with them will be. That 35 Watts less power would be perfect to me, if you can still clock the iGPU.
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