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I bought this Processor a year ago for my very first gaming PC Build, which was on a Budget I might add. I have to say I am extremely impressed with the performance that this thing pumps out, Rendering Video, Intensive Gaming, Multi-tasking are all things this Processor excels at especially if you are on a tight budget, the a6-3670k was paired up with a AMD Radeon 7770HD 1GB GPU and 8GB of Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz RAM and it handles all Games I have thrown at it in full 1080p Resolution between 30-80fps. The most noteworthy games I have tried are Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Warframe, Metro Last Light & Bioshock Infinite.
Rendering and Converting Video files is quite fast, Converting a 30 minute TV Show for playback on a mobile device completes in under 10 mins compared to my aging Samsung R720 which takes up to half an hour to convert the same video file.
The benefit of this processor is that it has its own GPU inside of The CPU and is able to play games without a dedicated Graphics Card. however It struggles to handle the most recent games at high resolutions, However if you are still gunning an older 4:3 ratio monitor at a screen resolution of 1024x768/1280x1024 you are in luck, I was able to play Battlefield 4 @ 30fps on lowest settings, which really doesn''t matter if your playing on a monitor that size and I was still able to get to the top of the leaderboard.... which goes to show that it isn''t the latest and greatest hardware that makes you a gaming god....its the player. Other games I tried were Portal 2, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 & the original farcry which all offered a smooth experience. With this in mind if you are planning to play older games from the 90''s up until the early 360/PS3 era then you will have no problem getting decent performance on that particular size monitor but if you are serious about getting high frames and getting the best visual fidelity I would recommend pairing this processor with a dedicated graphics card such as my AMD Radeon 7770 1GB DDR5.
I will say this processor is suspect as a bottleneck for my current rig and I am planning to upgrade soon to an fx8320 or higher which according to my research aids my current graphics card and yields much higher fps in games, I considered overclocking this processor but found that the max that people have managed is around 3.3ghz and the stock cooler that is provided already struggles to keep it at acceptable temperatures with stock settings when using CPU intensive applications, but the upside to this is that it can operate to around 72 degrees Celsius safely but I have never seen it peak above 63 degrees which is ok but it would be recommended to install a 3rd party cooler such as the CoolerMaster 212 EVO.
Get the power of two when you purchase an A-series AMD Accelerated Processor (APU) based PC with an AMD Radeon DirectX 11 capable discrete graphics card. AMD Radeon dual graphics combines two powerful Radeon DirectX11 enabled graphics processors to provide the ultimate gaming performance boost when you need it.
|Product Description:||AMD Black Edition AMD A series A6-3670K / 2.7 GHz processor|
|Processor Type:||AMD A series A6-3670K|
|Number of Cores:||Quad-Core|
|Integrated Graphics:||AMD Radeon HD 6530D|
|Compatible Processor Socket:||Socket FM1|
|Clock Speed:||2.7 GHz|
|Manufacturing Process:||32 nm|
|Features:||3DNow! instructions set, streaming SIMD extensions, streaming SIMD extensions 2, MMX instructions set, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, streaming SIMD extensions 3, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Virtualization, streaming SIMD extensions 4|
|Compatible Slots:||1 x processor - Socket FM1|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||3 years warranty|