Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently released a new lineup of APU processors and compatible motherboards. We at VERNONCHAN.COM were given the opportunity to review one of their A-Series processors, the A10-5800k with a Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H motherboard. This article will introduce both components and its contents out of the box, with a separate article that focuses on the review, so if you’re more interested in the review, check back soon!
The motherboard comes along with the following:
- two (2) SATA Cables (Ours is black in colour)
- one (1) Driver and Utilities DVD Disc
- one (1) Manual/Guidebook
- one (1) Motherboard Unit
- one (1) back panel bracket
The motherboard is able to support up to four pieces of DDR3 RAM, and consists of 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with AMD Dual Graphics, Eyefinity and CrossFire support, 2 PCI slots, 4 native USB3.0 slots and 8 native SATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0,1,5,10 support. What’s special about this motherboard is that an Enhanced AMD Radeon HD 7000-series graphics (DX11) is integrated with the APU, which gives it decent processing and graphics capabilities.
There isn’t an IDE port however, so if you are still running IDE devices, this will disappoint you.
AMD A10 5800k APU Processor
From the picture above, you can see that it is clearly written that the processor can deliver a turbo boost of 4.2Ghz processing speed. The contents included are:
- one (1) Quad Core Standard CPU Cooler with Heat Sink (Basic)
- one (1) A10-5800k APU Processor
- one (1) AMD Processor Manual
- one (1) AMD A-Series Sticker (weeeeee…..!)
The processor looks like any other AMD processor with the exception of the leg design which is slightly different from the FX-Series and Phenom-Series processors. We’ve yet to assemble these to test their strength, but we will be putting the board and processor to the test with our favorite games, so stay tuned!