Topic Title: AMD A10-5700 to AMD A10-5800K
Topic Summary: Yay or nay?
Created On: 05/14/2013 01:31 AM
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 05/14/2013 01:31 AM
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nightwulf64
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Hey, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea, and possible, to upgrade from my current AMD A10-5700 APU to the AMD A10-5800K APU. I'm also most likely going to upgrade my RAM, video card, and PSU. The main thing I want is a) to know if the A10-5800K would bottleneck an ATI Radeon HD 7850, b) if it is possible since both processors share the same socket (FM2), and c) if the AM A10-5800K is a good budget CPU.

The main thing I want is the ability to overclock the Processor when needed. There isn't much of a difference between the two processors from comparisons that I've seen, except two key points: 1) the 5700 being more energy efficient and 2) the ability to overclock the 5800K.

Also, I bought my computer premade. It's a Gateway, and I'm never sure if it's good to upgrade a premade, store bought computer. My other Gateway has been acting very slow on start-up since I upgraded it's video card and PSU from an ATI Radeon 4650 HD/400W PSU to an nVidia GTX 550Ti/650W PSU.

So please, thoughts, suggestions, etc. I'm open to ideas. Just looking for some input.

Thank you. 



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AMD A10-5700 APU 3.4 Ghz CPU
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8 GB DDR3 Kingston PC3-10700 (667MHz)
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 05/14/2013 03:00 AM
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I have a A10-5800K and XFX 7850 1GB card. I have had no issues with my HP P7-1235 which I have swapped out the A8-5500 for the A10. I also upgrade the 300W PSU to 500W at the same time I added the XFX 7850. The only thing to watch is what type of PCIe x16 slot do you have. That is where you would loose bandwidth on the graphics. The 7850 when benchmarked was as advertised fast.

We do have the A10-6800K coming out soon so maybe you could squeeze more CPU power out of that.

Just post any more questions you have.

I play BioShock, Tomb Raider, and older games with a good FPS.



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 05/14/2013 03:05 AM
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Oh one thing if you are going to overclock get yourself a better cooler than the stock one. They do get hot pushing them over the edge.



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 05/14/2013 08:51 AM
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You should at 400mhz. However it will depend on the games and resolution you play at as to how much of a difference you will see.

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 05/14/2013 01:10 PM
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nightwulf64
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Well, with my current specs, I get surprisingly decent framerates with decent resolutions and settings. I can run Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon at 1920 x 1080 with medium-high settings, at around 40-50 FPS. 

Also, I do plan on getting a better cooler, too, especially with the summer already getting hot.

Thanks guys. 



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AMD A10-5700 APU 3.4 Ghz CPU
AMD Radeon HD 7660D & 7670 (isolating 7670)
8 GB DDR3 Kingston PC3-10700 (667MHz)
500W PSU
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