A8-5600K video performance vs Regor 245 w/GT520

Looking to make a system upgrade and was not sure if the A8-5600K could equal or better the performance of my currently adequate but still modestly performing Regor 245 with GeForce GT520 1GB.

Proposed:
AMD A8-5600K (3.6GHz)
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1866
Intel SSD 330
Win7 64

Current:
Athlon X2 Regor 245 (2.9GHz)
GA-MA785GM-US2H
4GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)
Nvidia GeForce GT520 (1Gb)
Intel SSD 330
Win7 64


My concern is wholly video as CPU & RAM are clearly better performing. The HD4200 on-board video of the Gigabyte board above was a little weak to run my charting software so had to install the GT520 which worked a charm. From what I read it seems something along the lines of the new AMD Trinity series in the A8-5600K model may be up to the task.

I dual-boot it for purposes of work & personal. Work consists of dual-monitor stock market trading (i.e. trading platforms with much active charting), MS Office apps, web surfing, SD video. Personal use is all the usual except for gaming. Web surfing, MS Office, full resolution HD video, light video encoding, Photoshop, etc..

Any opinions are greatly appreciated.

(Intended to post this to the Video forum but found no suitable sub-category)
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  1. golem said:
    Looking to make a system upgrade and was not sure if the A8-5600K could equal or better the performance of my currently adequate but still modestly performing Regor 245 with GeForce GT520 1GB.

    Proposed:
    AMD A8-5600K (3.6GHz)
    BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3
    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1866
    Intel SSD 330
    Win7 64

    Current:
    Athlon X2 Regor 245 (2.9GHz)
    GA-MA785GM-US2H
    4GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)
    Nvidia GeForce GT520 (1Gb)
    Intel SSD 330
    Win7 64


    My concern is wholly video as CPU & RAM are clearly better performing. The HD4200 on-board video of the Gigabyte board above was a little weak to run my charting software so had to install the GT520 which worked a charm. From what I read it seems something along the lines of the new AMD Trinity series in the A8-5600K model may be up to the task.

    I dual-boot it for purposes of work & personal. Work consists of dual-monitor stock market trading (i.e. trading platforms with much active charting), MS Office apps, web surfing, SD video. Personal use is all the usual except for gaming. Web surfing, MS Office, full resolution HD video, light video encoding, Photoshop, etc..

    Any opinions are greatly appreciated.

    (Intended to post this to the Video forum but found no suitable sub-category)


    If you are using the APU I'm guessing you plan on using only the integrated graphics with no discreet video card?
  2. rds1220 said:
    If you are using the APU I'm guessing you plan on using only the integrated graphics with no discreet video card?


    Correct. I only have experience with MB integrated graphics and not the CPU resident versions. Haven't really been ably to come up with any relative video comparison reviews after an extensive internet journey. ;)
  3. The APU's integrated graphics will be better than the 520.
  4. Much appreciate the reply rds1220. Just what I was hoping to hear.
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