AMD A10 5800K APU processor review - [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We test and review the AMD A10 5800K APU processor. Based on Trinity APU architecture and building on the strengths of both the Llano and Bulldozer design, the 2012 AMD A-Series platform has been upda...

    AMD A10 5800K APU processor review
     
  2. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    First of all THANKS FOR THE REVIEW as usuall nice done and good overview Hilbert.

    Second thing is: Why don't you run the benchies @ 1866 too?? We all know that increased RAM freq. have a huge impact over 3D expecially. I would never buy this APU and run it at 1600 Hz just for the sake of it or my "flat line"....

    Third thing is: Where are the overclock numbers?? :nerd: We are at Guru3D aren't we??
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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  4. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    ok, thanks for heads up, I've skipped that line.
     

  5. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    The new trinity APU does not seem to be a step forward in the cpu department but the gpu is a bit better what happened to a 20% increase in computing power they were claiming.
     
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    I like the "gaming results" compared to the FX-8150..... If I were AMD, I'd be a bit embarrassed seeing an entry-level processor outperform a "high-end" processor in Farcry 2 and and less than 5% slower in Battlefield BC2..... For someone looking for a budget system with integrated graphics, this could be a very decent deal depending on the actual price (which will obviously vary by location)... It appears to be $129.99 on Newegg for those in the US with the A8-5600K coming in at $109.99.
     
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  7. yelsewshane

    yelsewshane Banned

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    heck a cheap intel cpu with a cheap dedicated gpu would walk all over this ... pointless and pure junk in my opinion.
     
  8. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    and fanboy BS is pointless in my opinion... a "cheap" Intel CPU + dedicated graphics with comparable performance would cost more. $110-130 for a processor with capable iGPU....or $150+ for Intel CPU and dedicated graphics....
     
  9. HamsterCrispy

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    When will the fanboys see that AMD is particularly targeting entry-mainstream performance. Sir Hilbert specifically said that in the first page of this review.
     
  10. PhazeDelta1

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    What the fanboys seem to forget is that Intel wasn't always at the top of the CPU mountain. Everyone falls from glory sooner or later and Intel is no exception.
     

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    Why was benchmarking done with 1600mhz ram and not 1866mhz?
     
  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    That's the default JEDEC frequency the memory controller uses and also most common used memory type.
     
  13. Chillin

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    Here is a quick breakdown of memory speeds to save you the time:
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  14. HamsterCrispy

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    Wow, I did not know that memory speeds could make this huge of a difference in frames. There is like +-5 fps difference in each OC :eek3:
     
  15. chilly willy

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    yup the weak link of the gpu on the apu lineups is the memory speed. gddr5 is faster than ddr3 so increasing ddr3 speed will yield a good chunk of performance gains. this was the case even on the a8-3850 system i built for my brother. on the k model chips increasing the gpu clocks as well as the system ram can produce epic results.

    there is actually a lot of potential in the APUs in general. my brother plays lots of good pc titles just with the a8-3850 and the a10-5800k blows it away.
     

  16. HamsterCrispy

    HamsterCrispy Master Guru

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    Oh so it only applies to APUs then. Thanks for clearing that up chilly willy!
    I like your name, sounds nice :)
     
  17. chilly willy

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    yeah the ram speed on a regular system will not yield those big jumps.
    ha thanks :)
     
  18. lucidus

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    Fixed :p
     
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    Absolutely fantastic review, just wish it could've been done with DDR3-1866 as others have mentioned. Very thorough. Well done.
     
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    Hi Hilbert,
    Does the A85X chipset have an embedded RAID controller with a RISC chip?
    I'm trying to set up two HDDs in an "OS-blind" true hardware RAID 1 array for data storage and need to determine if I need to buy a discrete RAID card or not.
    Cheers!
     

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