AMD A8 5600K APU Processor review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In today's Guru3D article we will test and review the AMD A8 5600K APU processor. Based on Trinity APU architecture and building on the strengths of both the Llano and Bulldozer design, the 2012 AMD ...

    AMD A8 5600K APU Processor review
     
  2. SLI-756

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    Ivy Bridge still the best gaming chip out there, i knew the upgrade from 2500k was worth it, the '5600k'? sounds too Intelish right there.
     
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    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    I actually applaud AMD for finally doing something right with their naming schemes. It's about time we get some commonality on both sides in regards to the alphabetic letters they tack on the end.
     
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    Newsflash: APU's are entry level processors and were never designed for gaming, so trying to compare one with an i5/i7 is just fanboi babble and nonsense...
     
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    well i read the a10 review and this one and happened to notice the gaming benchmarks and that the Ivy was on top.
    While i was reading up on the Ivys it wasn't so clear cut a picture you kinda had to read between the lines to extract the fact.
    Sorry more babbling, i was only intending to point out the gaming benchy nothing else.
    I'm not an Intel fanboi, they're the best as is widely known, not so clear cut in the gPU Dept. however though nvidia are starting to take hold with their PhysX titles - next up Arma3 and the secret world is gonna be injected with some too.
    more babbling you shouldn't have got me started.
     
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    Yes in Far Cry Intel crushes AMD....
     
  7. ---TK---

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    dude, you lower the average IQ of every intel owner out there. sry had to be said:nerd:
     
  8. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    What's the price of this CPU? The review has only the price of 5800.

    I also wonder how it would work against Intel options in the same price range, eg some i3's. For gaming rig, it appears the extra cost of 2500K is low enough to get it instead of the new AMD series, but for the other purposes, like office computers or home server / htpc, it might be ok.

    For high-performance benchmarks, like gaming, or video encoding, I have to agree with SLI-756 - Intel CPU = longer bars = win, but will we test a tank against a sports car on a track or in rough terrain?

    Don Hilbert, could you add some extra benchies for these kind of rigs? I mean you already perform a lot of benchmarks and they show a lot but I'm afraid they're not always suitable for low-mid range of computers. Could you think about adding some more home server/htpc tests too? I'd suggest things like TrueCrypt, Smooth Video Project, and power draw during media playback (SVP + something typical).
     
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    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Smooth Video Project would be a big one considering that, I at least, would consider any hardware to be strong enough to run it mandatory for an HTPC.

    Just keep in mind that some of the plugins are a few months old, just install the full suite and then update the plug ins individually (most will keep their settings, just make sure the install path is correct). Then just set the settings in SVP to the max and use a 25+GB 1080p action movie for the playback test.

    For example, in my rig when I play a 1080p LOTR Extended 30GB size (14.5mbps video bitrate) it absolutely rapes it. SVP uses nearly 60%-80% CPU (across all four cores) and 20%-30% GPU.
     
  10. mayankleoboy1

    mayankleoboy1 New Member

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    In the GPGPU Winzip test :

    Winzip doesnot actually use the GPU when OpenCL is enabled. The program spawns more parallel threads using OpenCL, but runs them all on the CPU only. Just check the GPU usage during the OpenCL enabled compression.

    Winzip only checks for the presence of an AMD GPU. If it detects it, then the OpenCL codepaths are enabled. Makes me wonder if a little registry hack/soft mod will allow OpenCL codepaths to run in the presence of Nvidia/Intel GPU as well.....
     

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