The AMD A10-7800 is a mainstream desktop CPU (or APU, as the manufacturer calls it), altough it is one the most expensive processors available for the platform FM2+. The A-series 7xxx CPUs are codenamed “Kaveri”, and they are more energy-efficient than the previous generation, “Richland”. The A10-7800 has a 65 W TDP, which can be lowered to 45 W (at expense of a lower maximum clock rate), if the BIOS of your motherboard supports this option. The A10-7800 is based on a microarchitecture called “Steamroller” and, as mentioned, it uses the FM2+ socket.
We will compare the A10-7800 with the A10-6800K and the Core i3-4150, which are also quad-core CPUs available more or less in the same price range. We also included the A6-6400K and the Pentium G3220, two low-end, dual-core CPUs that make use of the same platforms, just to give you an ideia of how faster are more expensive processors compared to the more inexpensive models.
Figure 1 unveils the A10-7800 CPU.
Figure 1: the A10-7800 CPU
Let’s compare the main specs of the tested CPUs in the next page.