Although it comes equipped with fewer shaders than the Llano-based A8-3850, AMD’s upcoming A10-5800K appears to serve up superior performance as a result of its more utilizable (hey, that’s actually a word) architecture and higher operating frequencies. Our early estimate grants the beefiest Trinity-based chip a 20% advantage in 3DMark 11.
The A8-5600K, on the other hand, is almost exactly as fast as the A8-3850, which might be a little disappointing for anyone assuming the step from A8-3850 to A8-5600K should yield better performance.
Expectedly, the A6 trails behind a ways. And although I hate to drag Ivy Bridge into this mainstream match-up between AMD APUs, in referencing back to my Core i7-3770K launch coverage, I did notice that my A8-3850 result was just one point away from the one I generated for today’s piece. More interesting, HD Graphics 4000 scored 769 points in the suite test. That’s lower than the dual-core A6.
At least from the standpoint of graphics performance, AMD seems to be in a good place.
- Trinity: Coming Soon To A Desktop Near You
- Piledriver: Half Of The Trinity Story
- Turbo Core Finds Its Way Into APUs
- Graphics: Fewer Shaders, Better Efficiency
- Memory Bandwidth Scaling: Feed The Beast
- Socket Compatibility And The A85X FCH
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11
- Benchmark Results: Sandra 2012
- Benchmark Results: Adobe CS5 And 6
- Benchmark Results: Content Creation
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: File Compression
- Benchmark Results: Batman: Arkham City
- Benchmark Results: World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm
- Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: Diablo III
- Benchmark Results: OpenCL
- Trinity On The Desktop: Already Announced, But Enthusiasts Must Wait