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4.0 out of 5 stars For the price it is a real bargain!, 28 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: AMD Athlon X4 760k Black Edition Quad Processor (Socket FM2, 3.8GHz, 4MB, 100W, AD760kWOHLBOX, Richland, Turbo Core 3.0 Technology, Virtualization Technology) (Personal Computers)
I just wanted a cheap system that would run up to date games but I didn't want to pay much to get it. After some extensive research I discovered this little gem of a processor. I installed X3: Albion Prelude (single core intensive space sim) and ran it at top settings then created a huge battle sequence that used to make my old dual core cpu cry and the 760K handled it with no trouble at all. I'm really happy with this cpu and at under £65 it is a steal! There are only a couple of issues I have with it that meant I couldn't give it all five stars. Firstly, although it runs on socket FM2 motherboards like the APU series it doesn't include an integrated gpu and so you'll need to have/buy a dedicated one. Also it runs at 100w which is the same as the A10-6800K and that just seems a bit excessive. Other than that it is a great buy and I do not regret the purchase one little bit.

Pros: Cheap (and good value), Powerful enough for entry/mid level gaming.
Cons: No integrated gpu, uses a bit too much power.
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Initial post: 1 Sep 2013 22:28:10 BDT
Ed Lucas says:
Nice review, did your Motherboard require a bios update for such a new cpu or did it work on the old bios?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2013 18:28:26 BDT
C Aitken says:
Worked out of the box. I'm using a MSI A75MA-P33 mATX motherboard, 8Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz and a Gainward GTX 560ti GS gpu. It all works really well together and came in at around £250 for the lot.

Posted on 20 Nov 2013 22:47:06 GMT
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Posted on 10 Feb 2014 19:31:34 GMT
Falconet says:
The 100 watts is just the rated TDP. Unless you are using all 4 cores at 100% CPU load, you won't get anywhere near that value.
Most reviews online place a computer with this CPU using around 110 watts at full 100% load.

Posted on 24 Feb 2014 22:34:20 GMT
IamCustomer says:
Under load, cpuid hwmonitor reports core power of as much as 125w. Can't say if that's accurate, but TDP is not the maximum possible power. This CPU does get very hot under full core loads.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 15:09:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Feb 2014 15:11:12 GMT
Falconet says:
The TDP value itself shouldn't change. Not sure how accurate Hwmonitor is on the TDP measure. Reviews I read rate the 750K at 110 watts under full load (on the entire system) so this one, despite higher clocks, should be similar. The temps, well, I use GPU-Z on my APU which gives the most "real" temperatures. Not sure if it works on the CPU part only.
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