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AMD APUs: A10 5800k vs A8 5600k + Radeon 6670

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May 28, 2013 7:53:36 PM

The title pretty much describes it. If i get the latter it costs $30 more (roughly) so I'm wondering which is better. I'm pretty sure the A10 would use less power because it is integrated instead of also using power from the PCIe slot.

Which one will give me better gaming performance (at lower resolutions of course)?

I want to play BF3, Crysis 2, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and Other games with similar system requirements.

Here are the two systems. Which one should i get?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $418.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $365.90 (+ $20 because im getting the CPU after the discount ends)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

May 29, 2013 12:11:54 AM

I'm assuming the dedicated gpu will be better but im not sure because the A10 has a 7660D and the A8 has a 7560D. Which one will have better performance?
June 6, 2013 10:31:51 PM

If you're going to go dual graphics, go the A8-5600k (or 6600k with the new Richland processors) with the 6670. According to benchmarks, both the 5600k and 5800k with the 6670 perform equally.

However, if you could spend a bit more, the Radeon 7790 will perform twice as well as the 6670 in dual graphics mode for just $50 extra.
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June 6, 2013 10:32:48 PM

To clarify, the 7790 in standalone GPU mode will perform better than the 6670 in dual graphics mode. We're talking a 3DMark11 score in the P5500s for the 7790 vs. P2500s for the 6670 dual graphics.
June 7, 2013 12:01:36 AM

What about this?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.15 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.62 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $393.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 03:01 EDT-0400)
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