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Test Setup

Testing

We used an F2A85-M PRO to test the A10-5800K, which is based on AMD's A85 chipset. We used 8GB Corsair 1,600MHz DDR3 memory and an OCZ Vertex 3, while we switched to 8GB 2,133MHz Corsair Dominator GT memory for our Left 4 Dead 2 Trinity memory test.

*AMD A10-5800K review Test Setup
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Test Setup

Software

Below is a list of the applications we've used for our testing:
We've used Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, as this is the most flexible and reliable 64-bit OS for testing the applications above.

Test Hardware

  • 256GB OCZ Vertex 3
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W PSU
  • Asus F2A85-M PRO motherboard
  • 8GB (2x 4GB) Corsair 1,600MHz DDR3 memory (CL9)
  • Corsair H80 CPU cooler