AMD A10-7850K Review

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2014 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.7GHz, max speed at 4GHz, and a 95W power rating. A10-7850K is based on the Kaveri 28nm family and part of the A10 series.
Price 63%
Speed 53%
Productivity 32%
Gaming 66%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility FM2+
Integrated Graphics Radeon R7 (on-die)
Cooler Included No
Overclock Potential 12 %
Year 2014 Model
Price 173 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 3.7 GHz
Boost Frequency 4 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4.5 GHz
Power Consumption 95 W
Manufacturing Process 28 nm
L3 Cache 4 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 32 GB
Price-Value Score 63 %
Speed Score 53 %
Productivity Score 32 %
Gaming Score 66 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 65 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 32.5 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 16.2 %
Overall Score 29/100

The A10-7850K is one of AMD's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2014 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.7GHz, max speed at 4GHz, and a 95W power rating. The A10-7850K is based on the Kaveri 28nm family and is part of the A10 series.

A10-7850K is also the successor of AMD's last gen A10-6800B processor that was based on the Piledriver and 32nm process and was released in 2013.

AMD A10 5th Generation, and the Steamroller architecture itself, is notable because it leads 28nm processors to the mainstream for the first time. But, there’s a lot more going on under the hood than just a smaller manufacturing node.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t quite translate to as strong of a single-core performance, even if AMD is closer than it’s ever been to matching Intel core for core. In our single-core GeekBench and Cinebench tests, the A10-7850K scored a 2072 and 64, respectively. This is definitely a huge leap over the A10-6800B, but it’s slower than the Core i5-4690K, which scored a 3597 and 152 in the same tests. But, that’s still not a huge difference, so the multi-core gains generally outweigh them.

AMD's Steamroller series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

That something is the A10-7850K. AMD cranks the TDP dial up to 95W on this 4-core 4-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W A10-7800, which is basically the same 28nm chip built with the Steamroller microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating. That chip came away from our first look at the Steamroller series with an Editor's Choice award, going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i5-4690K, so it's fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. AMD still hasn't sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

As the higher-priced version of the A10-7800, the A10-7850K has higher base and Boost frequencies of 3.7 and 4 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The A10-7800's PPT tops out at 65W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the A10-7850K at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the A10-7800 for roughly equivalent performance to the A10-7850K, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the A10-7800 an Editor's Choice award.

AMD A10 5 Generation is finally here, and the AMD A10-7850K might just be the poster child for what this generation of processors has in store for consumers. Sure, it might have stuck with the 4-core, 4-thread setup, which it inherited from its predecessor, the A10-6800B. However, with the new 28nm manufacturing process, it delivers a far better performance at lower power consumption.

This decision to 28nm has brought a beefy 15% boost to IPC (instructions per clock) performance. Effectively, compared to a A10 4-Generation processor at the same clock speed, you will get a straight 15% increase in performance. That’s not big enough to be evident in day-to-day workloads, but it does still mean something.

Our look today at the AMD A10-7850K showed that it is a very capable processor. A 4-core processor sounds like it would be really under-powered these days, but we were pleasantly surprised with a snappy and very capable system. Having just 4 cores had this processor coming in at the back of the pack for heavily threaded workloads, but it performed better than some of its more expensive siblings in lightly threaded workloads where it shined thanks to its high base clocks.

The AMD A10-7850K seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $173 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i5-4690K 4-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics ($300 shipped).

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, AMD also offers the A10-7800 at $248.93. It’s still outfitted with 4-cores and 4-threads, but clocks in at a slower 3.5GHz and maxes out at only 3.9GHz.

The A10-7850K clocks up to 4Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 4.1GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD A10-7850K

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD A10-7850K.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 11.5 138.5 FPS
204.4 FPS
160.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 6.2 129.2 FPS
190.7 FPS
150.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 8 125 FPS
181.1 FPS
129.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 10 120 FPS
177 FPS
139.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 6.9 115.3 FPS
170 FPS
133.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 7.9 113.6 FPS
164.6 FPS
117.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 13.9 107.9 FPS
153.5 FPS
113.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 10.6 103.2 FPS
149.6 FPS
107.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 19.7 101.5 FPS
149.8 FPS
117.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 9.9 101.1 FPS
144.8 FPS
105.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 6.8 95.2 FPS
136.3 FPS
99.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 8.5 94 FPS
136.5 FPS
104.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 7.4 94 FPS
133.8 FPS
99.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 6.6 90.8 FPS
130.6 FPS
101.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 7.4 80.7 FPS
115.7 FPS
87.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 7.7 75.4 FPS
107.9 FPS
78.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 6.9 71.9 FPS
102.4 FPS
75.8 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 37.9 66 FPS
97.1 FPS
72.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 20.2 64.3 FPS
94.5 FPS
70.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 7.5 63.5 FPS
91.5 FPS
65.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 6.4 62.4 FPS
91 FPS
69.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 6.8 58.9 FPS
86.1 FPS
65 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 12 58.3 FPS
84.9 FPS
62.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 7.1 56.3 FPS
81.5 FPS
59.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 53.6 55.9 FPS
82.2 FPS
62.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 5.3 55.9 FPS
81.9 FPS
62.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 4.8 55.8 FPS
81 FPS
59.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 12.7 55.1 FPS
79.4 FPS
58.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 7.2 52.8 FPS
76.1 FPS
55.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 14.7 51.7 FPS
75.8 FPS
56.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 9.7 51.4 FPS
73.1 FPS
54.1 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 23.6 50.7 FPS
73.1 FPS
55.4 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 13.8 50.7 FPS
72.6 FPS
52.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 8.1 49.3 FPS
70.7 FPS
51.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 10.2 48.7 FPS
68.3 FPS
51.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 4.1 48.7 FPS
70.7 FPS
53.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 6.8 48.3 FPS
69 FPS
51.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 8.7 46.1 FPS
63.6 FPS
46.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 7.7 45.2 FPS
64.8 FPS
47.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 11.4 43.9 FPS
61.9 FPS
45.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 8.1 43.4 FPS
58.5 FPS
42.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 6.5 42.7 FPS
60.6 FPS
43.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 36.5 41.1 FPS
57.2 FPS
44.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 12.2 41 FPS
58.8 FPS
42.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 10 40.7 FPS
57.4 FPS
41.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 6.3 39.8 FPS
55.7 FPS
41.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 25.3 39.5 FPS
55.1 FPS
40.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 7.2 38.7 FPS
54.6 FPS
39.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 10.4 38.5 FPS
55 FPS
39.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 10.7 37.4 FPS
52.3 FPS
37.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 6.3 36.5 FPS
51.5 FPS
37.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 18.9 34.4 FPS
48.3 FPS
35.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 6.4 34.3 FPS
48.4 FPS
35.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 8.6 32.6 FPS
44.6 FPS
31.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 20.7 31.3 FPS
45.9 FPS
34.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 5.4 29.9 FPS
42.1 FPS
30.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 6.7 29.6 FPS
40.6 FPS
28.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 18.6 29.5 FPS
40.9 FPS
30 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 7.9 28.9 FPS
39.5 FPS
27.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 22.9 28.4 FPS
41 FPS
30.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 36.2 27.6 FPS
37.9 FPS
29 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 20.4 26.9 FPS
38.6 FPS
28.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 9.5 26.8 FPS
37 FPS
26.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 6.4 26.6 FPS
36.4 FPS
25.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 16.6 25.9 FPS
37 FPS
27.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 6.7 25.4 FPS
35.2 FPS
25.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 13.2 25 FPS
34.2 FPS
25.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 16.5 24.3 FPS
34.5 FPS
25.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 13.7 24.1 FPS
33.8 FPS
23.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 7.1 23.8 FPS
33.4 FPS
23.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 6.5 22.8 FPS
31.9 FPS
23.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 8.4 21.3 FPS
29.9 FPS
21.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 12.8 17.9 FPS
24.9 FPS
18.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 15.5 16.1 FPS
22.4 FPS
15.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 12.5 15.9 FPS
22.2 FPS
15.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 10.8 15.7 FPS
22 FPS
15.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 17.9 15.6 FPS
21.9 FPS
15 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 12.9 15.4 FPS
21.3 FPS
15.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 12.6 13.4 FPS
18.5 FPS
13.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 8 12.4 FPS
17 FPS
12.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 13.1 12.1 FPS
16.6 FPS
12.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 12.5 11.9 FPS
15.6 FPS
11.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 12.6 11.8 FPS
15.1 FPS
11.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 12.8 10.9 FPS
15 FPS
10.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 14.2 10.5 FPS
12.9 FPS
9.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 9.2 8.6 FPS
11.9 FPS
8.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 9.6 8.2 FPS
11.3 FPS
7.8 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

sdssix September 22, 2014

Help (noob) Kevari A10-7850K FPS very low

Hey I'm not very savvy with computer, parts, and building a computer so I do apologize in advance... A friend of mine helped me build a computer for light gaming and day to day use I have AMD Kevari A10-7850K APU with msi mobo, 8gb RAM. I don't really play games on my computer (trying to get into a habit that this computer is for work not play) but I gave in and downloaded LoL on it.. League of Legends isn't too demanding graphically (I don't think) and I've seen some reviews on youtube like this -> ( ) but the fps is very low when I play. It's newly downloaded and updated LoL, I even deleted AMD Catalyst control and installed the most up to date (none beta) driver. It increased the fps a little bit but it's still averaging at 14-18 sometimes 12 or even lower. I have my settings (in game) to Medium Low just so it's somewhat smooth and playable. I read some suggestions on disabling all the startup drives and etc. and it didn't help... Can anyone please help me? Will I be able to play in High/Ultra mode??

jorgp2 August 17, 2014

[build help] An a10 7850k or an FX-8320k?

Which one is better for games.

The a10 has a higher IPC and supports PCI-E 3.

LFKhael August 29, 2014

I'm not going to get into any Intel vs. AMD stuff, but between the two, the FX-8320 is going to demolish the A10.

jorgp2 August 29, 2014

The price, but now I am considering getting an i5.

Brownbearie September 05, 2015

[Build Help] What gpu will an amd a10 7850k bottleneck? What's the strongest one I can get that won't be bottlenecked?

jigssaw August 31, 2015

I'd say 270 / 270x is about the max. (depends on the game obviously though.)

Brownbearie September 15, 2015

Hmm. Is better to buy a 270, or buy a 250 to crossfire?

joeh4384 September 25, 2015

I gave my cousin a R9 280 to go with his 7850k build and it seems to be doing pretty good for him. You could probably go higher as CPU bottlenecks tend to be game dependent.

Slugywug August 21, 2015

It will vary wildly from game to game, you will also probably get better results (oddly you may think) with an nvidia card.

750k with r270 and gtx750ti review here from last April. The two cards are very close, when you might expect the 270 to easily win.

Whatever you do avoid crossfire.

A decent overclock on the cpu will help too.

talon04 August 11, 2015

Honestly you cpuld go up to a r9 290 and still get over 60 fps. Its a modern quadcore CPU and when the igpu is turned off it should give you more OC room.

DMZ_Dragon September 25, 2015

This is kinda sorta bullshit, as turned off you would still have the standard processing power of roughly a 860K, which runs into a bottleneck at around a 270X/280.

salakasto September 15, 2015

[Build Help] Want to build a starter gaming PC for my 9 year old brother. Should I just start out with an A10-7850k APU and then soon upgrade to a dedicated GPU when I have the money?

I should also mention I'm building him a mini-ITX console-like rig. I'm at work but if I get the time I can provide a pcpartpicker list for it so far.

Pstratto August 21, 2015

I'd go with an i3 build with a 260x. Should be plenty to max out 900p and play 1080p on medium. And if you drop a new GPU in you'll have no issue with 1080p on high for most games and will work with games requiring 4 cores/threads unlike a g3258.

joeh4384 September 10, 2015

I would try to hunt a used 7950 or 7970 for 90-120 on eBay.

n1con September 25, 2015

what's your budget for the starter build? It's always important to choose a Platform that is easily upgradeable in your case. So i would go for something with an AM3+ socket so you can easily upgrade the CPU once the old one isn't enough anymore.

salakasto September 20, 2015

Around $450-500 including controller and some extra cables probably. I don't want to skimp on the case and I'm thinking of getting a RVZ01 or maybe wait and get a RVZ02 if it comes out soon. Give me a few minutes and I'll find the part list.

I've heard AMD is developing better FM2+ CPUs/APUs, and the current FM2+ motherboards seem excellent for console-like builds to me.

EDIT: Got it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.95 @ SuperBiiz Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $96.98 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ NCIX US Case Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case $79.99 @ Directron Power Supply Silverstone 450W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply $59.99 @ Directron Total Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $497.89 Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-03 09:42 EST-0500
ahmedouvix September 20, 2015

[Build Help] A10-7850K vs A10-6800K gpu

does A10-7850K worth the price deference? the GPU is very important to me as i am not using any discrete gpu card

Hammerraid August 26, 2015

[Build Help] What GPU to upgrade to from an APU A10-7850K?

My A10-7850K has worked for a long time and has served me well. However I can now get more time to play games and so I have about $250 ready to buy a GPU. HOWEVER, is there any difference between buying an Nvidia GPU for an AMD APU vs buying an AMD GPU for an AMD APU? Cards that are available at my local store are the R9-280 and the GTX 960 which are both close to the $250 price range. Thank you for replying :)

EDIT: Forgot to mention, my prices are Australian and so more expensive.

ibayibay1 August 21, 2015

I would just get the cheapest performing card. I am a little biased towards the 280 since I have one though.

scowz August 18, 2016

[Build help/ready] A10 7850k + F2A78M-D3H - Fractal Design 1000

Ok so, this is my first build. I will be using it for mostly streaming via my elgato hd and ps4. I would also like to do some video editing (nothing intense but maybe rendering at 720p or 1080p). I'm a console scrub XD I know nothing about pc's. Please let me know if this build will work for me.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $192.09 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $79.09 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.79 Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.53 Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $67.79 Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $90.39 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $562.68 Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-07 10:23 EDT-0400

Keep in mind this is $CAD - ive sourced my prices at my local Canada Computers as I live right beside one and it is easy to pick the parts up there.

imarki360 September 07, 2016

Before I can comment on the build itself, I need to know what you plan on streaming. Video's/Music? Games? You will need to change the build in order to focus it a bit better, but will fit pretty close to this budget. (or maybe even less)

The build you posted is a good bit overpriced for the performance, so if you can explain what you plan on streaming a bit better, than we can work on focusing what you need. Also, if you know what you plan on using to stream, that would help as well (Plex, DLNA, Steam, etc)

scowz August 26, 2016

I'll be streaming using OBS using an Elgato HD and my PS4. right now its 1080p 30fps scaled to 720p 30fps.

anotherphotocopy August 18, 2016

Broadcasting via This PC will be running the broadcasting software and taking a feed from his PS4 using a capture card.

staple72 August 12, 2018

Giving away my AMD A10-7850k HTPC to my brother. Need help on the GPU.

Hello fellow PC builders, need help here.

I am giving away my AMD 7850k HTPC to my brother since we will be planning to play Monster Hunter World once released. The system doesn't have any GPU and I am planning to buy one for it so he can play the game.

What GPU would be the best? Should I buy the R7 250 and go fpr Hybrid Crossfire route? Or buy a RX 560/GTX 1050?

Budget is around 100-120 USD and the GPU should be low profile since I am using HTPC case.

Current Specs:

AMD A10-7850k 3.7Ghz

MSI A68HM-E33 V2

Noctua NH-L9a CPU Cooler

Kingston Savage 2x8GB DDR3-2133

Silverstone GD09 HTPC Case

He is not really a hardcore gamer so running the game on 720p resolution will be fine.

noiserr August 12, 2018

You can get him an rx560. It will do 1080p as well on high in most games, 720p without a sweat.

nittywame August 22, 2018

A 1050ti will be adequate if you only want 720. It'll probably do 1080 pretty well too.

staple72 August 10, 2018

Thanks for the tips. I am going to get the 1050ti.

thebestnoz July 16, 2020

PSU Help Needed (Please)

I recently bought a new PSU (EVGA 1000 T2) because i wanted to replace my previous Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR-A3. I installed everything correctly and my motherboard was lit up along with the light indicator on my GPU. The new PSU was most likely previously owned, so there’s a chance something happened to it.

However, when I started it it light up as normal, than dimmed down (and turned back off) and i was unable to retry starting the PC unless I had switched the actual power supply off then back on.

I tried reseating my RAM, let it sit out for a bit or wipe it with a cloth, I dusted everything and made sure it was clean, still nothing.

I would greatly appreciate any help, and even if it is something small, I’ll post a video depicting what is happening and I’ll leave my computer specs here, thank you.

Specs: New PSU: EVGA 1000 T2 Old PSU: Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR-A3 Mobo: Asus A78MA CPU: AMD A10-7850K GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super RAM: Team Group 8GB DDR3 2400 (2x8GB) Case: Corsair Carbide 275R

C477um04 July 17, 2020

Specific tech support subreddits haven't helped, so I'm looking for an answer here. My new build is working mostly flawlessly, but I'm having serious issues in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Edit: Problem now solved, a completely clean reinstall of my gpu driver worked.

Hi everyone, my new PC has a 3600, paired with a 5600xt and 16GB of 3200mhz ddr4 RAM. Most of the time it's been perfect, running everything at 1080p 60fps, with every setting absolutely maxed out. However there's one or two exceptions, and I can't pin down what's causing issues at all. In Dark Souls 2 I've had some strange stuttering, even though the fps counter says it holds steady at 60, but this doesn't seem to happen constantly. More prominently, when playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, I'm getting really bad visual bugs. Flickering menus that don't move properly, some textures showing through other objects, messed up face textures, stuff like that.

What I've tried so far:

Switching between fullscreen and borderless windowed - this seems to fix the problem but it comes back a minute later

Uninstalling the long war mod, which I thought might be causing it - No dice, happens in vanilla and long war

Turning vsync off - No effect

Reverting my radeon settings profile to having all optional graphic settings off - No effect.

If any of you know what could be causing this I'd really appreciate the help, I haven't had much luck googling for people with similar issues. It's annoying because it ran flawlessly on my previous PC, which had an A10-7850k and an r9 290.

twiggums July 13, 2020

Have you ddu the gpu drivers and tried other versions?

C477um04 July 10, 2020

I haven't clean installed, but it is an issue with only this one game, and I did redownload and repair the driver with the auto detect tool. I'll give a clean install a go though, just to be sure.

C477um04 July 11, 2020

Clean reinstall actually fixed it! So weird it was causing issues in literally just that one game, but it worked, thanks for the advice.

funkyflapsack July 21, 2020

Just switched to PC for gaming and am having some frame-rate drops and other issues I need help with.

Just purchased the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and installed it and it's up and running. This is my first GPU. Here's the rest of the specs:

CPU: AMD A10-7850K Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C + 8G 3.7 GHz


Windows 10 is installed on Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB.

Steam and Destiny 2 are installed on Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB

For some reason I've been dropping a ton of frames, especially when I'm dealing with a lots of action on screen. This is even happening on low graphic settings. Loading times are slower than my Xbox One X and when I view my PC's performance, my CPU is hitting 100% while my GPU is in the 40% range (not sure if this is normal).

Anyone have any ideas? For reverence, my CPU is 4 years old

theemagma July 21, 2020

Usually I don’t agree with bottlenecks, but in this case. It is quite the big one.

iEatSoaap July 21, 2020

What are the RAM speeds/timings and is it 2x8G or 1x16G DDR3 or 4 ? Your CPU is actually like, 6 years old now give or take. When you try to play Destiny 2, open up a monitoring software (MSI afterburner for example) or just ctrl+alt+del to task manager and see if your CPU is at 100 or 98% (which I believe it probably is) and your GPU at like 60% as this sounds like a bottlenecking issue.

Also ensure you have the GPU in the correct (top/first) PCIE slot pushed in firmly (usually hear a click) as well as updating GPU drivers (wouldn't hurt to do a DDU and clean install either).

What sort of temps is your CPU and GPU reaching ?

iEatSoaap July 21, 2020

Lol so I didn't completely read your post as you can probably tell. I see you have Infact stated 100% CPU usage. The takeaway now is your bottlenecking, your CPU is unable to handle the game and GPU etc etc

Unknown_guest July 21, 2020

Bad pairing. That’s a current gpu with a 6 year old quad core with no hyper threading. Definitely a cpu bottle neck and to fix it your going to have to switch you mobo, cpu, and ram if you want to get the most out of it. Your probably running ddr3 right now. You could switch to like a 7890k to keep the same mobo but it will still bottleneck your 2060

funkyflapsack July 21, 2020

Okay, the consensus is the CPU is bottlenecked. Will definitely upgrade it.

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