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AMD A10-5800K APU Preview (Virgo)

AMD A10-5800K APU Preview (Virgo)

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AMD A10-5800K APU (Virgo) Preview

AMD A10-5800K APU Preview (Virgo)

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Today AMD are allowing previews of their latest APU range based around gaming performance. So we have taken the top model, the A10-5800K, combined it with the ASUS F2A85-V Pro and some high spec components before throwing the system at a selection of the latest games. How does the new platform deal with Borderlands 2, F1 2012 and more? Read on to find out.

But first a quick look at the hardware…

AMD A10-5800K APU AMD A10-5800K APU

AMD may be moving to a new socket with the latest APUs but that doesn’t mean they are venturing away from their standard APU (and CPU) appearance. Shown above is the A10-5800K and other than the branding it looks near identical to any recent desktop processor from AMD.

Before we look at what the above APU is capable of, here is an overview of the test system for this preview.

AMD A10-5800K APU
ASUS F2A85-V Pro
4x 4GB DDR3-1600
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD
Enermax MaxRevo 1200w PSU
Windows 8 RTM
Catalyst 12.8 With Latest CAP

Borderlands 2
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
F1 2012
Star Wars The Old Republic
3DMark 11

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Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.