A quick explanation is that the AMD A10 is an APU processor, meaning that it has onboard graphics. Since you have a graphics card, this is not necessary, so the i5 will be much better. If you want an amd processor that equals the i5, go with the AMD FX 6300 or the FX 8350.
Ah thanks...I only just got a Asus MB and A10 5800K from amazon as I was gonna go down the AMD route waiting for kaveri ....however I'm not sure I made the right decision.
I have the chance to send it all back to amazon and get a Asus H81M-E and Core i5 4440 for about 40 GBP difference in price. I have a DS aerocool micro ATX case, 8GB ripsaw 1600 RAM and a OCD agility SSD with WD Blue 1TB Hard drive. I probably wont be interested in overclocking as it will mean a z87 MB and K i5 adding another 100 onto the cost.
Just one more thing, would the i5 4570S 2.9ghz be better as it says 3.6Ghz turbo compared to 3.2Ghz and is cheaper than the 4570 3.0Ghz? How often is turbo used and is it user selectable or automatic?
i5 4570 is 5% faster than i5 4570s
just see the benchmark link i posted .
i5 4570 3.2/3.6GHz
i5 4570 2.9/3.6GHz
turbo boost works automatically , if the temperatures and voltages allow increasing the speed , it will be increased . if the room is hot , no full turbo boost . also , when an additional core has got active , frequencies fall a bit , just for optimal power consumption . So ,see the benchmarks.
Hey guys, thanks for the advice. The new Motherboard and i5 came today, so I rebuilt my PC with these and just finished re-installing win7 and steam and played a couple games after running some benchmarks....and wow the difference is amazing!
I'm getting 120-150 FPS in Crysis 2 at 1080p on Extreme settings, and 130-160 FPS in Bioshock Infanite at Ultra and 1080p.
My Sisoft went from 6.9 to 9.9, and my 3d mark 11 performance went from P8016 to P10230