AMD Llano A8-3870K Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 01.02.12
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H
Processor AMD A8-3870K Black Edition
Memory GeIL Evo Corsa 16GB 2400MHz CL11 (only used one module)
Thermal Compound GELID Solutions GC-Extreme
CPU LN2 Pot Otterauge LN2 Container Rev 4a
Thermometer Voltcraft K102  + 2x K Probe
Memory LN2 Pot Christian Ney's experimental LN2 Container
Graphics Card Asus Radeon HD 5550
Power Supply Seasonic X-Series 750 Watts
Hard Drive OCZ Vertex 2
Cooling Liquid Nitrogen

Because the A8-3870K is a CPU with open multiplyer we've also overclocked it. We didn't bother doing this with the standard aircooler installed. Instead we chose to hunt down some records using liquid nitrogen to cool this little thing to -196°C.

Generally is was very easy to overclock this CPU. You just have to give it more volt, adjust the multiplyer and in the fiddle with the bus clock. That's it. We have been able to run the CPU with 6'067 MHz, which, at this point in time, is a brand new world record for AMD Llano CPUs.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - SuperPi / WPrime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Llano APU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Overclocking
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2 Page 16 - Conclusion

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