AMD A10-7890K Review

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2016 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 4.1GHz, max speed at 4.3GHz, and a 95W power rating. A10-7890K is based on the Godavari 28nm family and part of the A10 series.
Price 72%
Speed 61%
Productivity 35%
Gaming 68%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility FM2+
Integrated Graphics Radeon R7 (on-die)
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 9 %
Year 2016 Model
Price 150 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 4.1 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4.7 GHz
Power Consumption 95 W
Manufacturing Process 28 nm
L3 Cache 0 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 72 %
Speed Score 61 %
Productivity Score 35 %
Gaming Score 68 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 63.3 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 31.6 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 15.8 %
Overall Score 33/100

The A10-7890K is one of AMD's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2016 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 4.1GHz, max speed at 4.3GHz, and a 95W power rating. The A10-7890K is based on the Godavari 28nm family and is part of the A10 series.

A10-7890K is also the successor of AMD's last gen A10-6790K 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.

Increased IPC improvements, along with the massive turbo boost of 4.3GHz mean that even in single core performance – long a weak link of AMD’s processors – comes within reaching distance of rival chips.

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.

As the higher-priced version of the A10-7870K, the A10-7890K has higher base and Boost frequencies of 4.1 and 4.3 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 A10-7870K's PPT tops out at 95W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the A10-7890K 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 A10-7870K for roughly equivalent performance to the A10-7890K, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the A10-7870K an Editor's Choice award.

AMD A10 5 Generation is finally here, and the AMD A10-7890K 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 A10-6790K. 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.

One of the nice things about the AMD A10-7890K processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD A10-7890K up for $150 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD A10-7890K retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 95W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

Our look today at the AMD A10-7890K 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.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, AMD also offers the A10-7870K at $120. It’s still outfitted with 4-cores and 4-threads, but clocks in at a slower 3.9GHz and maxes out at only 4.1GHz.

The A10-7890K clocks up to 4.3Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 4.4GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream A10 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the mid-range with its A10-7890K processors, which the company is making available as of Apr 2016.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD A10-7890K

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 A10-7890K.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 11 145.2 FPS
207.1 FPS
161.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 5.9 135.5 FPS
193.3 FPS
150.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 7.6 131.1 FPS
183.5 FPS
130.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 9.5 125.8 FPS
179.4 FPS
140 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 6.6 120.9 FPS
172.3 FPS
134.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 7.5 119.2 FPS
166.8 FPS
118.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 13.3 113.1 FPS
155.6 FPS
114.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 10.1 108.3 FPS
151.6 FPS
107.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 18.8 106.5 FPS
151.8 FPS
118.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 9.4 106 FPS
146.7 FPS
105.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 6.5 99.8 FPS
138.1 FPS
99.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 8.1 98.6 FPS
138.3 FPS
105.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 7.1 98.6 FPS
135.6 FPS
99.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 6.3 95.2 FPS
132.3 FPS
102 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 7.1 84.6 FPS
117.3 FPS
87.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 7.3 79.1 FPS
109.4 FPS
79 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 6.6 75.4 FPS
103.7 FPS
76.2 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 36.1 69.2 FPS
98.3 FPS
72.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 19.3 67.4 FPS
95.8 FPS
70.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 7.2 66.5 FPS
92.7 FPS
66.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 6.1 65.4 FPS
92.2 FPS
69.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 6.5 61.8 FPS
87.2 FPS
65.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 11.4 61.2 FPS
86 FPS
63.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 6.8 59 FPS
82.6 FPS
60 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 51.2 58.6 FPS
83.3 FPS
62.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 5.1 58.6 FPS
83 FPS
62.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 4.6 58.6 FPS
82.1 FPS
59.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 12.1 57.8 FPS
80.5 FPS
58.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 6.8 55.4 FPS
77.1 FPS
55.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 14 54.2 FPS
76.8 FPS
56.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 9.3 53.9 FPS
74.1 FPS
54.4 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 22.6 53.1 FPS
74.1 FPS
55.7 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 13.2 53.1 FPS
73.6 FPS
53.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 7.7 51.7 FPS
71.6 FPS
51.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 9.8 51.1 FPS
69.2 FPS
51.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 3.9 51.1 FPS
71.6 FPS
54.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 6.5 50.7 FPS
69.9 FPS
51.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 8.3 48.3 FPS
64.4 FPS
47.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 7.4 47.4 FPS
65.7 FPS
47.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 10.8 46 FPS
62.8 FPS
45.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 7.7 45.5 FPS
59.3 FPS
42.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 6.2 44.7 FPS
61.4 FPS
44.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 34.8 43.1 FPS
58 FPS
44.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 11.6 43 FPS
59.6 FPS
42.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 9.6 42.7 FPS
58.1 FPS
41.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 6 41.7 FPS
56.5 FPS
41.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 24.1 41.5 FPS
55.9 FPS
40.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 6.9 40.6 FPS
55.3 FPS
39.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 9.9 40.3 FPS
55.7 FPS
40.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 10.2 39.3 FPS
53 FPS
38 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 6 38.2 FPS
52.2 FPS
37.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 18 36.1 FPS
48.9 FPS
35.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 6.1 36 FPS
49.1 FPS
35.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 8.2 34.2 FPS
45.2 FPS
31.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 19.8 32.8 FPS
46.5 FPS
34.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 5.1 31.4 FPS
42.6 FPS
30.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 6.4 31.1 FPS
41.1 FPS
28.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 17.7 31 FPS
41.5 FPS
30.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 7.6 30.3 FPS
40.1 FPS
28.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 21.8 29.8 FPS
41.6 FPS
30.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 34.6 28.9 FPS
38.5 FPS
29.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 19.5 28.2 FPS
39.1 FPS
28.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 9 28.1 FPS
37.5 FPS
27 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 6.1 27.9 FPS
36.9 FPS
25.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 15.8 27.1 FPS
37.5 FPS
27.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 6.4 26.7 FPS
35.6 FPS
25.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 12.6 26.2 FPS
34.7 FPS
26 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 15.7 25.5 FPS
35 FPS
25.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 13 25.3 FPS
34.3 FPS
23.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 6.8 25 FPS
33.8 FPS
23.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 6.2 23.9 FPS
32.3 FPS
23.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 8 22.3 FPS
30.3 FPS
21.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 12.2 18.8 FPS
25.2 FPS
18.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 14.8 16.8 FPS
22.7 FPS
15.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 11.9 16.7 FPS
22.5 FPS
15.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 10.2 16.5 FPS
22.3 FPS
16 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 17.1 16.3 FPS
22.2 FPS
15.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 12.4 16.1 FPS
21.6 FPS
15.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 12.1 14 FPS
18.8 FPS
13.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 7.6 13 FPS
17.2 FPS
12.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 12.5 12.7 FPS
16.8 FPS
12.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 11.9 12.5 FPS
15.8 FPS
11.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 12 12.4 FPS
15.3 FPS
11.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 12.2 11.5 FPS
15.2 FPS
10.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 13.4 11.1 FPS
13.1 FPS
9.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 8.7 9.1 FPS
12.1 FPS
8.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 9.2 8.6 FPS
11.5 FPS
7.9 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

Fingers_slovak September 11, 2016

7890k Help!

Hi guys, Does anyone know when the 7890k cpu will be released? or if is even real? I own an am1 athlon 5350 and would probably buy a refresh but odds are thats not going to happen. I know its just going to be a higher binned 7870k, but I figured Id wait for it to come out and see.

tarunteam August 18, 2016

This is the latest article on it I could find. A release date has not been set:


Fingers_slovak August 30, 2016

Thanks, I of course have been searching for awhile and have already seen this article, what I want to know is if the Biostar source is reliable. I think it has been scrapped, just like the am1 refresh that was supposed to happen, should I just Get a 7870k?

Fingers_slovak August 14, 2016

7890k ram help

Hi! I just ordered a 7890k to upgrade from my 5350 am1. The only issue is whether I take the single stick of 1600mhz ddr3 single channel that I already have and use it with this build. I am using a r7 250 asus 1gb gddr5 already and I heard I could crossfire it with this Apu with mixed results. Would it use the slow ddr3 or the faster gddr5? or a mix? I know I could get much better results just using a discrete card but I figured I would play around with what I already have.

ps does anyone know if directx 12's multi-adapter feature will take advantage of otherwise idle apu gpu cores?

afuldan August 14, 2016

You will need more system ram at faster speeds. APU only run from system ram. Hybrid xfire will work. YMMV tgough for smoothness or FPS. DX12 MA should work with the APU in xfire.

NavdeepSinghThind August 16, 2019

Upgrade help...

I have a 2016 rig rocking an A10 7890K @4.5 + ASUS A88XM-A/USB3.1 MB + 8GB G.Skill 1600 + MSI GamingX 4G GTX 1050 Ti + 128 gb Kingston ssd (sata3) + 580w deepcool unrated psu + deepcool dukase v2 case. I'm waiting for ryzen 3rd gen (probably 3600/3600x) given that I'll just be gaming on 1080p. Is it worth sacrificing some extra bucks (INR) for the "X" variant for that extra horsepower for priorly gaming and very light, rare video editing tasks (plus another 4k-8k INR for a decent cooling solution) or should I save these approximately 10-12k INR (incl. the "x" premium and cooling) and get a 3600 snd that would suffice? And any idea for how much my current rig will sell for?

Beeschamelsoose August 17, 2019

I would wait till they Come out, but I would suggest the non X

NavdeepSinghThind August 15, 2019

Hmm... thanks, I'm inclined towards the non X too.

JudgeIrenicus August 10, 2019

You'd get a far bigger boost by removing that VGA and replacing it with an RX570

NavdeepSinghThind August 10, 2019


I've connected a pretty dank HDMI cable to my s2240L: No VGA bro.

VoidRad August 17, 2019

It isn't out yet so nothing can be said about it, but if I have to guess from the current gen, get the non X if you know how to overclock, get the X if you want it to be easy and simple.

As for how much you can sell your current rig for, it depends on where you live.

NavdeepSinghThind August 14, 2019

get the non X if you know how to overclock

Wait, are non-X oc'able too?

As for how much you can sell your current rig for, it depends on where you live.

I live in Patiala, Punjab (Northern India) and that should give you an idea how technologically-illiterate mass is around me.

zaoying August 10, 2019

If i where you i would replace the graphic's card and add at least 8g more of ram if possible.

NavdeepSinghThind August 14, 2019

You have no idea how terrible this cpu is! How can you even - surprised look on face - How can you even think of adding stuff to this shitty fm2+ platform? I barely am able to get past 30 fps with lots of stuttering and jittering and insane gpu bottlenecking.

Istartedthewar August 16, 2017

[Build Help] A10-7890K build with Corsair H60; fans stuck on full, CPU runs hot.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price CPU AMD A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $148.99 @ Newegg CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ NCIX US Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard - Memory Klevv Urbane 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2800 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg Storage MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 4 Eco 128GB mSATA Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $342.95 Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-06 12:21 EST-0500

How it's set up

So basically, my CPU (Package via HWinfo) idles at 45-57ish degrees constantly. (I know AMD's temp sensors are shit, because it says 1.3 degrees for the CPU on its own)

If I check the CPU temp under the motherboard section, it's in the low 30s, which seems much more reasonable.

However, if I run a benchmark, play a game, or anything of the sort, I can feel the heat coming off of it. I've remounted the block multiple times, reapplied thermal paste, made sure the tubes aren't crimped, etc. No noticeable change.

And my PSU is a 300w Silverstone SFX PSU that doesn't take up much room, and works as an exhaust as well.

Also, both the Pump/Fan and Exhaust fan I have set up will not go below the max, or at least close to the max, speeds. Really obnoxious when my roommate has a 6 year old Dell that I upgraded with some Quad-Core phenom when it had a dual core, and his is infinitely more quiet no matter what.

I thought of trying a BIOS update, but it seems that there is only one version, and it's the latest. Anyone have any ideas?

And yes, I've checked and reset the performance settings, and reset the BIOS.

Edit: The exhaust fan runs off a splitter I have going to the main fan, and the fan is just some CM fan I pulled off an Evo 212, and there is no difference to the radiator fan if the exhaust fan is plugged in or not.

Also, I'm currently using Arctic Ceramique thermal paste.

BackPlateGuy August 22, 2017

Did you mount the backplate correctly? a lot of people install these back plates incorrectly and it leads to crazy temps like what you are seeing.

Istartedthewar August 28, 2017

Corsair doesn't use backplates on AMD systems due to AMD's fantastic mounting hardware.

Think my H60 was defective though, switched to some $25 Zalman cooler and it ran perfectly fine.

Blakee1 August 16, 2018

Need Help with building/upgrading


So I currently have a low end PC I bought 2-3 years back as a starter with the intention of upgrading, unfortunately I didn't do any research and got an M-ATX motherboard, my current "rig"

**Processor (CPU)**AMD A10-7890K Quad Core APU (4.1GHz) & Radeon™ R7 Series Graphics

Motherboard ASUS® A68HM PLUS FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)

**Memory (RAM)**8GB HyperX FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics

1st Hard Disk 1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 3.5" SSHD, 7200 RPM (64MB + 8GB SSD CACHE)


I am looking to upgrade slowly over time, starting with a case, and the a motherboard, I'm thinking mid ATX case, but need to know whats good value for money on the motherboard front and then a graphics card

my Budget doesnt really matter as it will be over time so ill be buying parts monthly until I have a decent build, I was originally going to but the 1080TI when it came out but my M-ATX cant support it

any help and advice is really appreciated.

whomad1215 August 16, 2018

So are you looking for a completely new build at this point?

A new mobo means a new cpu and new ram. If buying new, even a low end setup will probably be about $200-300 for those alone.

You can't just buy only a new mobo. I'd highly suggest saving up and purchasing all at once.

Blakee1 August 12, 2018

I didn't realise I had to get those new as well, thank you.

SO I guess yes, a new build rather than upgrading as i crippled myself with an M-ATX

Blakee1 August 10, 2018
MSI Intel 1151 Socket Z370 Chipset Gaming Plus D4 ATX Motherboard


Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H  Motherboard

will i be able to fit a 1080ti on them, or is the GZ-Z170 a micro board aswell

stonergaming April 06, 2020

Need a computer brain HELP

I have a 2 year old gaming pc, it’s my first pc since about 15 years ago so Im basically a noob. Looking for any info on what I can do to get the most out my system to play Fortnite. I play on low settings. Here is the inside; GTX 1060 AMD A10 7890k 1TBHDD 16GB RAM EVA 500w Power Supply Mobo - ASUS A88XM 3004

If you have suggestions for new parts there also welcome any help is appreciated

dpg3456 April 21, 2020

Overclock the cpu. But that platform is fairly obsolete. A cpu and ram upgrade would help a ton. Gpu is decent. New CPU, ram and Mobo. Should be good to go after that.

stonergaming March 27, 2020

Ye think a new mobo will be getting purchased soon enough with ddr4. Do you suggest any cpus that are not the i9 price tag? Also would new thermal paste, a good air out an clean an maybe a new 750w power supply. Would that help anything? As it has been sittin around for awhile

whomad1215 March 12, 2020

You need to reply directly to the comment if you want the person to get notified of it.

A ryzen 1600 AF (usually $85), b450 mobo ($80-100ish), and 16gb of 3000mhz or faster ram ($65) would get you on a new platform and be solid for several years

stonergaming March 22, 2020

Pc parts help? Compatible parts

Been offered a GIGABYTE ga A320M-H cheap and was wondering if this is a good motherboard. My current AMD a10 7890k will not fit this If I’m correct? What cpu and ram would work well with this an my current GTX 1060 to achieve 200+ FPS on fortnite and other shooters

Plumot April 21, 2020

Just how cheap is it?

It's quite a cheap motherboard in the first place so it'd have to be almost free to be worth going for.

stonergaming March 12, 2020

Hmm I didn’t realise exactly how cheap this was it’s £40 new and up for sale at £30 I thought it was at least half off. Just read into it to it doesn’t support the Ryzen 5 3600 so might not be worth it for future upgrades. Is there any reasonable mobos that will support the 3600 but also other cheaper solid cpus

Yannieisag August 12, 2019

Hey guys new to reddit and still a noob to building a PC. I need help with setting up my graphics card. Using A10-7890k Radeon R7.. but I am trying to get my gigabite rx 480 g1 to be the dedicated graphics card.

I had a friend who knew what they were doing set it up last time and yes I’m aware of my dumb APU. I recently moved from japan back to the states and my gigabite RX 480 g1 didn’t make the journey. I bought a new one and slapped it in and it didn’t do anything. I decided to get a new hard drive with windows 10 and booted it all up. My windows is up to date and my 480 is on but I don’t think the Radeon software has detected the 480. It sounds weird because my MONITOR is hooked up.. not to the MB but to the 480 ... but in Radeon software settings it’s detecting my A10 chip and I can’t get it to say I have a 480 plugged in under system info or amd hardware in the Radeon settings.. halp

gavalo01 August 15, 2019

Have you checked that the 480 is getting enough power from the PSU?

TheLordKazuu August 13, 2019

Can someone help me with my FPS?

I think my computer isn't giving it's all power to CSGO. My main parts are (i guess these are the ones that affect FPS the most) : Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (3gt) AMD A10-7890K Radeon R7 16gb of DDR3

My graphics setting are on the lowest possible yet i still get 90FPS. I have 2 screens, could that have any affections, other one is 1920x1080 144hz 27" and the other one is a 60hz 1920x1080 32" tv.

TopcodeOriginal1 August 17, 2019

It’s funny cause 90 FPS is good and maybe other programs are using it up

TheLordKazuu August 10, 2019

But I'm not sure are 90FPS good from my build? I expected more.

KPDUB57 August 19, 2019

Are your screens plugged into the graphics card or the motherboard?

1mpetu5 August 18, 2019

You try out the new d3f9 launch option? That might help in regards to CPU performance

TheLordKazuu August 13, 2019

-novid -no-browser -nojoy -nod3d9ex -freq 144 +snd_use_hrtf 0 +exec autoexec.cfg

These are my launch options at the moment, is there something i should add/remove?

lunaticc420 August 10, 2017

Need help with processor

Will an amd fx 7890k stream 720 60fps from console game with easy?

boanerges57 September 03, 2017

I'd it's just encoding it should be more than okay

boanerges57 August 31, 2017

You can't go from the 7890k to the 8350 without a motherboard change. Some software for encoding works better on AMD APUs so if look that up if I were you

MrDialga34 August 24, 2018

[HELP] PC hugely underperforming

I have an AMD A10 7890k and an EVGA 1050ti 4GB SSC. However, when playing Overwatch I get huge FPS drops, sometimes sub 10. My GPU is enabled in the BIOS and my HDMI is plugged into the GPU. I have a 60hz 1080p monitor.

areyougame August 16, 2018

What are your temperatures (Using AMD Overdrive)?

syryquil August 26, 2018

I mean, the Bulldozer CPUs were bad. I'm not sure they're supposed to be that bad. Has it always been this way or is it new?

MrDialga34 August 24, 2018

It's always been this way, I just finally got round to making a post about it though.

Nilithium August 16, 2019

Is there a subreddit/forum posting to help find rare parts? Not rare as in expensive, but rare as in unavailable anywhere I can look.

Hello PCMR! I'm reaching out here because after scouring eBay, Craigslist, Mercari and Letgo for several months now, I can't find a very specific GPU to finish a tribute build.

When I was a wee lad and wanted a good all-rounder machine, I went and used an AMD A10-7870K. After it began presenting strange memory errors, I warrantied it to AMD and they upgraded me to the top of the line (for the FM2+ socket, anyway) A10-7890K. It's a build that means a lot to me, so I housed it inside an Inwin H-Frame Mini and am currently deciding how I can weather and spray paint the case to make it look like a battle-worn mech.

Currently, it's sporting Kingston FURY (2x4 GB, 2400MHz) memory alongside a Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI and two cheap and dirty PNY CS900 120GB SSDs for RAID 1 performance. Just one problem: While I do have an R7 250 from XFX (the 2GB DDR3 version), I can't make it record Radeon Relive footage because the R7 250 does not have a component called the Video Compute Engine (VCE, the AMD representative said) onboard that chip. However, a similar chip design called the R7 250E does. And it's max spec lines up pretty closely with the APU itself.

Problem is, I need this specific GPU:

I want this particular model for 3 reasons:

  • A: Low Profile, Single Slot Compatibility

  • B: VCE Installed

  • C: Slow DDR3 memory, but there's probably a little room for overclocking

So... Anyone know how I can find this particular board? I know, I know, I already have a build with an i5-8600K/1070 Ti, but I love the chip too much to not make something out of it. Help a brother out?

Nilithium August 12, 2019

I'll crosspost it there, thanks!

EDIT: Buying threads results dropped to 2 when searching for R7 250E, and those were for different models. Any other suggestions?

xVorn August 17, 2019

Help with parts

Heya guys,I'm using now a AMD A10 7890k with a R7(idk version) build in,I want upgrade it to rayzrn 5 and a 1660ti,but I can't buy those 2 in one go and I'm thinking in waiting for new generation of ryzen, so my questionis: how bad this match up.will be? I mean,I know that will have a bottleneck considering my CPU,but wanted buy something to help on the games...

FatCatJames80 August 17, 2019

If you eventually upgrade both, then don't worry about a temporary bottleneck. In this situation, I would update gpu first.

The only extra thing I would consider is do you want to also upgrade your monitor to 1440p or 4k. If so, you might consider a stronger card than the 1660ti.

ICallsEmAsISeesEm September 06, 2017

Looking for help with oddly CPU high temps, H105 240mm AIO paired with a10 7890k. Looking to fix thermal throttling .

A couple things to take into consideration.

The manual implicitly said to only plug the pump into the motherboard. Using it in a 2nd build I forgot about this rule and plugged it into a PSU->molex->pwm. Could this have ruined the pump?

Another thing. I first had this h105 with a fx6300 and idle temps where fairly close to ambient. With the a10 it idles at about 50C and starts to throttle at 75C+.

I was thinking about trying to reapply thermal paste or second try another cooler. What are your thoughts, advice? Thanks in advance.

edit: <--- These are basically the same specs but, about 150$ less was spent on ssd, ram, kb, fans(lol), and monitor.

Tollowarn August 22, 2017

Investigate how to undervolt, it's a process bit like overclocking but instead of finding the highest stable frequency but the lowest stable CPU voltage. It's high voltage that causes high temps. Motherboard "Auto" settings can be way too high.

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