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AMD Athlon X4 845 – Best Budget Gaming CPU?

Video Review


Video Transcript


what’s up everyone has gone this is
watch hope you guys are all doing well
and as you all know I’m a huge fan of
budget based gaming PC’s a couple of
months back earlier this year
AMD actually launched the new excavator
series of desktop GPUs and one of those
processors that seems really compelling
especially under the $70 price point is
the new AMD athlon x4 845 now this is a
quad core chip that’s clocked in around
3.5 to 3.8 gigahertz it’s a 65 watt
processor so it’s very power efficient
and they’ve also revamped the cooler
that comes with these lower end AMD CPUs
which will give you better overall
thermal dynamics now what’s interesting
about this CPU it’s actually designed
for people that are going to install
their own discrete graphics card there’s
no built-in integrated graphics which is
going to be especially awesome if you
want to get perhaps a budget based GPU
and pair it up with this processor and
do some pretty decent high frame rate at
gaming at full HD resolution
now we’ve paired this processor with the
gigabyte f2 a 88x motherboard which is
going to give you tons of options in
terms of GPU connectivity lots of
different data port connections such as
USB 3.1 as well as USB 3.0 SATA 3
connections and support for up to 64
gigabytes of RAM now what’s important to
know about the 845 is that it doesn’t
actually support 16x PCI Express 3.0
bandwidth it actually is limited to 8 x
at 3.0 which is equivalent to 16 X at
PCI Express 2.0 so you probably don’t
want to get anything better than a gtx
960 or a 380 X in order to mitigate the
CPU bottleneck effect now for those you
guys that are in the market for a budget
based AMD CPU probably wondering what
the difference between the 845 is
compared to the athlon x4 860 K which is
also a quad core processor now the key
thing is and this is actually a slightly
cheaper based on a certain pricing you
can pay any between 20 to $15 more for
the 860 K and in a lot of ways if you’re
not going to deal with any overclocking
the 845 actually performs a little bit
better it’s definitely more power
efficient and has better thermal
dynamics it also comes with a larger
more efficient heatsink which if you
take a look at this a chart over here in
terms of idle and low temperatures the
a45 is significantly cooler than the 860
on a maximum a hundred percent a load
and on top of that if you take a look at
our Cinebench r15 benchmark you’re going
to notice that based on stock
frequencies non overclocked settings the
stock a configuration on the 8:45 is
faster than the 860 K both when it comes
to multi-threaded and single-threaded
performance that being said if you do
decide to overclock your chips the 860 K
has a little bit more of an edge that
way it seems to be a little bit more
stable and it can handle higher voltages
at higher clock speeds and then the 8:45
based on our sample that we have over
here and the cinnamon scores for the
overclock settings seem to yield a
better performance results on the 860 K
side further when it comes to gaming
performance the 860 K is just slightly
faster again if you do decide to
overclock both systems if you don’t
decide to overclock the 845 will be
faster but as you can see on firestrike
we’re getting marginally very very
similar results but you are finding a
little bit of a performance edge on the
860 k side but nothing that is
noticeable to the eye furthermore if you
take a look at our grand theft auto 5
synthetic benchmark also getting one to
2 FPS higher scores on the overclocked
version of an eight-six ek compared to
an overclocked version of an 845 but as
we mentioned before when it comes to
power efficiency certainly the new
architecture consumes significantly less
power both when it comes to the idle
power consumption and the full gaming
low playing Grand Theft Auto 5 even
though the 860 K was pretty power
efficient looks like the 845 just edges
up that performance at another level
which is definitely impressive to see
especially if you want to make a compact
power efficient quiet system but really
on that guys that’s really it hopefully
this video helped you out in some way if
you’re in the market for a ultra-low
budget a gaming PC I would definitely
recommend checking out the 845 or the
860 K in both instances I think you’re
going to be pretty happy you can just
save twenty to fifteen dollars by going
with the 845
and pretty much have these same overall
gaming performance check out the links
in the description for more detailed
information about everything we talked
about big thank you to AMD for helping
us create content like this without them
this wouldn’t be possible and really on
than that thanks for your support thanks
for watching and we’ll see you later
take care

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