AMD's A10-5800K Trinity APU Overclocked to 7.3 GHz

AMD's Trinity APUs have barely been on the market for a week but it seems that was more than enough time for enthusiasts to overclock the A10-5800K model to an impressive 7.3GHz.


MSI announced the news via a press release, boasting that its FM2-A85XA-G65 was part of the record-setting equation:

"Featuring MSI's new DigitALL power design with Military Class III components, the FM2-A85XA-G65 was able to smash the current limit and set an astonishing 7.384 GHz clock speed," the company said in a release posted to Hexus. "This all was made possible with high-tech liquid nitrogen cooling of MSI's the newly released processor from AMD and outstanding engineering work on the FM2-A85XA-G65 mainboard." reports that two of the A10-5800K's four cores were disabled in order to achieve the 7.3177 GHz clock speed (along with a healthy dose of liquid nitrogen cooling). Be sure to check out our full review of AMD's Trinity APUs. As Chris wrote last week, the A10-5800K packs four cores clocked to 3.8Ghz - 4.2GHz and is priced at $122.

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  • jerm1027
    spookymanAnd still a i-2500k will beat it at stock speed.

    Without an add-on graphics card the A10 doesn't need an overclock to Piledrive the 2500k in gaming. And given the 2500k is nearly twice the price, that's pretty sad.
  • fuzznarf
    spookymanAnd still a i-2500k will beat it at stock speed.

    Actually no, it doesn't. It might beat it at stuff like excel, winzip, and single threaded apps. but people buying an APU aren't buying one for that. They are buying it for gaming. Try building a sub $500 gaming PC with a 2500k and it will get raped by the A10 for the same price. Your statement is like saying a $40,000 Mustang Cobra isn't any good because an $80,000 Corvette is faster..... you ignorant troll you.
  • A Bad Day
    spookymanAnd still a i-2500k will beat it at stock speed.

    I'm going to point and laugh at you for thinking that Intel's IGP stand a chance against AMD's IGP.
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  • boogien8
    But can it play Crysis?
  • horaciopz
    AMD loves overclockers, those chips were meant to esquish tons of clocks,but it would be awesome if those chips have better single core performance :/
  • SteelCity1981
    Ro bad it wasn't stable at 7.3177ghz i would love to see the benchmarks on that thing.