If you stumble upon an A8-3850 APU overclocked to an absurd speed of say 7GHz on air cooling, don’t freak out. OCWorkbench have confirmed that AMD’s new A8-3850 APU may have an unlocked multiplier, but it offers no real world value. Raising it above its default 29x value will not give you any performance gain whatsoever.
Dont be fooled
This is a bit weird, since AMD should have locked it down in the first place, if it wasn’t of any use. Leaving the base clock (BClk) at the default 100, users can push the multiplier to achieve some pretty impressive numbers which look great in a CPU-Z screenshot if you want to brag about it to your friends. In order to see actual improvements, you have to increase the BClk, else the overclock is of no real use.