Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:43

AMD A10-5800K reviewed

Written by Sanjin Rados

AMD-A-Series-Logotop-value-2008-lr

Review: It’s all about value

Today we’ll have some fun with AMD’s latest desktop APU, the Trinity based A10-5800K. Launched two months ago, the new chip features Piledriver CPU cores with revamped Radeon graphics. It’s also AMD’s first APU to fit the new FM2 socket (904 pins versus Llano’s 905). So obviously Llano users will not be able to upgrade to Trinity without the added cost of a new motherboard. We used MSI’s FM2-A85XA-G65 to run our benches.

The A10-5800K has four CPU cores and brings support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA3, F16C, AVX, AVX.1, AES. The CPU clock is 3800MHz and the max Turbo frequency is 4.2 GHz.


A10-5800K CPUZ  base clock 3800mhz

Turbo Core 3 also got an extensive overhaul. It is more advanced than previous versions and it can identify exactly what part of the APU is under the highest load. In other words, it can detect whether more power is needed for the CPU or GPU part, which should translate into better power efficiency, as it will target different parts of the chip independently.


a10 5800k cpuz 1400mhz

a10 5800k cpuz 4200mhz

Trinity also supports DDR3-1866MHz memory and the RAM speed has a significant impact on performance. We already proved this in one of our earlier reviews, so check it out if you need more details.

The A10-5800K features HD7660D graphics, based on Northern Islands Radeon HD6000 series GPUs. It features VLIW4 architecture and of course it is DirectX 11 enabled. The HD7660D features 384 shaders and it is clocked up to 800MHz, depending on the load. It also features the UVD3 video encoder,  so it includes a H.264 video encoder and Blu-Ray support.


A10-5800K GPUZ

AMD also allows users to harness HD7660D graphics in tandem with discrete Radeon boards, using the Dual Graphics feature. It basically allows users to boost graphics performance by adding low-end discrete graphics, which is a pretty neat feature for gamers on a budget. AMD Eyefinity is also on board and it delivers 3 + 1 monitor support.

Sadly we didn’t have a comparable Intel CPU handy, so our review will focus on a Trinity vs. Llano showdown instead.

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
(Page 1 of 15)
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:43
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments