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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  • 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.
  • spookie
    thats great...but you need to benchmark it as well
  • ekho
    Just remembered the days AMD was more powerful than Intel instead of lower clocks and even lower/equal L2 Cache. This is absolutely not bad, but at this time it's like candy-bars you give them to the babies. Maybe IPC is way more important, what I'm gonna say is AMD's whole architecture is not too bad but not so good at TIHS time also and plus nanometer side(Z60 is a 40nm, why?....) and delays that mostly happens theses recent years for AMD's chips are killing the company, IMO :-S
  • digiex
    If only AMD places an L3 cache on its APU's it could beat the i3 in any review.
  • spookyman
    And still a i-2500k will beat it at stock speed.
  • 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.
  • noblerabbit
    long live AMD! (currently running Phenom II x6 @ 3.5GHz, picked that up for $90, and serves me well)
  • 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.