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AMD A10-7850K Real Gaming Benchmarks Appear

I have added to the original article on the A10-7850K the videos below, but incase you didnt see that, here are a collection of real benchmarks from people with the A10-7850K in their system. All these videos are running the fast 2133MHz RAM which is required to get the most out of the GPU. Overall impressions are more favourable than first expected! Being able to run Battlefield 4 on ultra, even if only at 720p is very impressive for a £130 APU. Likewise Skyrim on high at 1080p running at over 40fps average is mighty. It really reinforces the fact that the A10-7850K is perfect for a budget gaming PC / Steambox. The quest for 1080p on ultra at...

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Nvidia Maxwell 750 GTX Ti Feburary Release – Rumor

While this is just a rumour, it has quiet a bit of backing. Since Nvidia have been very quiet for a while on the next generation “Maxwell” based Nvidia GTX graphics cards, today some websites are claiming a 18th of February launch for the new graphics card which will replace the GTX 650 TI and will run on a 28nm process. It should retail around the £130-160 mark, putting it in direct competition to the Radeon R9 270. The difference with the new Maxwell cards is they use unified virtual memory. The marketing blurb is “The goal of UVM is basically to use page faults in the virtual memory systems to detect when a piece of memory is being...

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DEAL – AMD FX8320 Black Edition 8 Core 3.5Ghz/4.0GHz – £107.97 Amazon

This deal for the superb FX8320 Black Edition processor from AMD come hot from the latest Kaveri APUs being released. This one is for serious gamers, who have a graphics card already (or plan to get one in a system build.  The FX8320 is a superb processor, featuring 8, EIGHT, core running at 3.5GHz (with turbo to 4.0GHz). And this is known to be a very overclockable CPU, so performance can be pushed even further even with the stock cooler. With modern console games having to be optimised for 8 cores, this will mean that PC games will also finally start to take advantage of more than four cores regularly. This combined with AMD Mantle, should help boost the...

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AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K Kaveri APUs are here – HTPC / Small Factor Beasts – From £119.99

AMD have carved themselves a good niche with their APUs. Having the processor combined with a good onboard graphics card for low cost, has proved very successful in laptops, and ideal for HTPC and small form factor PCs. Not having to worry about a large graphics card in a tiny PC has a lot of advantages, nevermind the costs sometimes involved. With the new Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 having modified versions of these APUs in them, we know the potential power can be there, and the latest Kaveri APUs have had budget gamers excited with this prospect. What Systems are Kaveri AMD APUs for? What are the Options If you have a good mid range or above...

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Cautious Optimism – Steam Machines Revealed

At CES 2014 Valve unveiled a whole new bunch of Steam Machines associated with a number of different hardware manufacturers. Some of these machines are absolute monsters, while almost all are more powerful then PS4/XB1. So why am I slightly concerned? Well when Valve first announced that they wanted to push Gaming PCs into the living room, one of the things you expect is a similar price to consoles. With the Xbox at £449 and the PS4 around the sub £400 mark, most people expected Valve to push low end (for PC, but still console beating specs) and on the side offer high spec options. If you own a PC and are a heavy gamer, chances are you will...

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Christmas Comes Early – Sapphire 7870 GHz 2GB Dual-X Cheapest Price Ever

If you know your graphics card you will realise that this AMD Radeon 7870 GHz 2GB card by Sapphire is a monster of a card which would of set you back over £300 not too long ago. However now you can have a 2GB Dual-X version (based off the 7900 series) for only £119.99 delivered from Amazon. This is an incredible price for a grpahics card that will do 1080p Ultra for any game on the market right now including the current benchmark Battlefield 4.  Plus by next year it will be even faster as it will support AMD Mantle technology which is rumoured to boost speed on some games by up to 20%. Unless you have a 4K...

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