Just got new PC recently. I am very proud owner of an AMD APU A10 "Kaveri" 7850k processor.
Maybe I rushed a little buying it but I felt was the best option at the moment as I dont plan to game at ultra resolutions and utra graphic detail . I'm quite impressed with the performance of Battlefield 4 though with latest Mantle drivers . I am able to use Mantle API with this configuration and game is very playable at 1920 x 1200 almost with graphic detail at high which I think is very good.
I detail my rig specifications here :
Sapphire R7 250 2GB DDR3
No overclocking done yet. Crossfire very good with R7 of Kaveri processor. I tried some benchmark and games in Crossfire (BF4, Hitman, Tomb Raider.. ) very stable and working very good specially BattleField 4 with new Mantle driver.I noticed a quite impressive boost in performance like if I had installed an R9 card or something lol. From being able to play at low detail to be able to apply high quality settings witout almost noticing frame drops.
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
14.1 beta (mantle)
Windows 8.1 64 bit
For the moment system very stable. I flashed to latest rom version of the Gigabyte motherboard and let me even set memory up to 2400 mhz.
Motherboard or System Make & Model
Gigabyte F2A88X- D3H Revision 3.0
Cooler Master 600w. RS-600-ACAA-B1. 80 Plus Bronze
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
DELL U2412M (1920 x 1200)
AMD APU A10 7850K Black Edition
Motherboard BIOS Version
System Memory Type & Amount
8 Gb. Gskill Trident X F3-2400C10D-8GTX. 2 modules of 4096 Mb (latency in the box say CL10-12-12-31 . 1.65v)
Lbots DareU mechanical keyboard (Cherry Mx Red)
Zalman Z5 plus case
Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 sound card pci express
Crucial M500 . 240 Gb SSD
Noctua NH-U12S fan
My question is which steps you recommend for start trying to overclock system a little. Also if graphic card choice R7 250 2Gb RAM DDR3 is a good one for A10 7850k processor or maybe should have been better choice to crossifre with a much more powerful 7970 graphic card for example?
Can I combine previous HD7xxx models or should be better a top range R7 or R9 graphic card ?
Don't know if with a HD7xxx graphic card hUMA and GCN technology would take advantage or those technologies or not...
Would you recommend to use AMD Overdrive program ? Or better to star overclock using BIOS. As you can see in the screenshot of Hwinfo I slightly overclocked with AMD Overdrive cpu ratio up to x 39 that's why it says clock speed is around 4.0 Ghz but for the moment I dont dare to touch more things without knowing or understanding what I am doing...
If someone is interested in similar rig as mine and want bechmark result please let me know which benchmark to use and I post here the results.
Thanks a lot in advance .
I also post here some pics of my rig.
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