As with all CPU reviews, we want to see how well the chips overclock and use this as a secondary reference point for your testing. With these two new APUs, only the A10-6800k will be shown with overclocked results within the charts as the A10-6700 is a locked processor, meaning that there is no facility to overclock it. As a sub note to anyone that is a little out of touch with recent CPU naming systems, AMD; like Intel -name all their unlocked chips with a ‘k’ at the end of the name to indicate that the CPU has an unlocked multiplier thus allowing the chip to be overclocked.
With the BIOS on the Asus F2A85-V Pro updated to ensure that the new Richland chips are properly recognised and are operating properly, its time to see how well the new A10 platform overclocks in comparison to the older Trinity chips. With a slight increase in the vCore up to 1.5v, the CPU ratio was gradually raised through 46x up to 48x where a core clock of 4.8GHz was obtained. 49x resulted in a series of boot loops or BSODs and any increase to the voltage had no effect on stability.
Whilst in terms of a percentage overclock this is only a small gain in speed, we should see within the results that are to follow a healthy gain in real world performance from the overclocked A10-6800k.