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Why only 3 stars?
on 3 January 2015
- because the stock cooler is far too noisy.
Performance wise, CPU power at normal clock speed, 19% increase over the A8-5500 this replaced. The graphics benchmarks reveal a measly 10% rise in performance, which I believe to be erroneous in its own way with 50% more shader cores operating at a higher frequency than with the comparison chip, the A8-5500.
With a reasonably quiet cooler in the box I would have given this 4 or 5, but a 3 - marked down because AMD is too tight to spend what might amount to an extra 50p to the manufacturer on the box contents bundling a more efficient and quieter cooler.