AMD A10 6790 reviewed and tested

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In today's review we test the AMD A10 6790 APU processor, the little brother of the 6800K and the big brother of the 6700 that just became available in the stores. With performance close to the 6800 ...

    AMD A10 6790 reviewed and tested
     
  2. AcidSnow

    AcidSnow Master Guru

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    For an "entry level, to mid-range processor" these APUs' are rather impressive with regards to gaming performance... Much better than I was expecting. For anyone on a gaming budget (@ 1080p or lower), I can't see anyone going wrong with this APU.
     
  3. Andrew LB

    Andrew LB Maha Guru

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    I hate to say this but that last bit is just flat out inaccurate. Intel based laptops are available with Iris Pro 5200 and even though joe-consumer can't buy the chips, there is also the i7-4770R. None of these AMD APU's come close to the chips i just mentioned.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Looking forward to building ITX machine around this. 2400 MHz RAM is rather cheap at the moment here.
     

  5. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I love these things, but... KAVERI! :D
     
  6. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    These APUs are budget desktop parts. Comparing to high-end parts (desktop or laptop) is asinine. These APUs are intended to compete with the Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 desktop parts from Intel. None of which can touch them in iGPU performance.
     
  7. BLEH!

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    Neither can the 4770K it seems.
     
  8. Matt26LFC

    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    This!

    Kaveri is out this month isn't it? I've told my gf I'm going to build her a rig and not going to get her another laptop, really not fond of laptops, anyway I fancy hitting up AMD for one of these APUs looking to do it in ITX form factor too :)
     
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    http://www.memory4less.com/m4l_item...0&origin=pla&gclid=COa0s9iC4LsCFQ1yQgod6j4AZw

    http://www.upgradebay.com/Products/..._content=pla&gclid=CP2k6vmC4LsCFTDhQgodFl0AmQ

    ...really...yes. intel totally wins, the cost war

    Obviously this isn't "supposed" to be out retail, so those prices aren't accurate, however the only price i can find that is "correct" is $657, and that ain't much better, especially considering it's $657 for retail and retail needs to make a profit, so ad another $50 at MINIMUM onto that
     
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  10. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Yep, but AMD isn't targetting that market with their APUs....and most that buy those processors either aren't using the iGPU or aren't doing anything graphics intensive with the iGPU. In either case, people need to stop trying to compare AMD's APUs to products that they don't compete against.
     
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    I think it's pretty interesting that the CPU portion of these new APUs is better then the FX series in many scenarios. I'm not sure if that's a credit to the A10/A8 line or a discredit to the FX series, but it's nice to see AMD looking good with APUs (and GPUs). :)
     
  12. BLEH!

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    Probably a credit to the APUs.
     
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    The APU's are amazing for their price and performance. Conroe for Intel was based on their lower level Pentium m platform. If AMD works on their memory controllers and go to say quad channel memory, these things will fly!
     
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    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    somewhere down the line I will replace my old Q6600 comp with amd set and use that as htpc.
     
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    " and has an SEP of $130USD / 120 EUR."
    $130 = €95! €120 = $163!!
    why is it so much more expensive in europe?! same goes for 120hz screens: $250 in the US, €300 ($400) here.

    yes, this upsets me.
     

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    Import taxes.
     
  17. Elder III

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    Pretty much all computer parts and electronics are more expensive in the EU. It's not just this product by any means.
     

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