The field is tight in our MainConcept benchmark, with AMD’s dual-module APUs edging out Intel’s dual-core processors. An overclock helps the A10-5800K, which sports a 3.8 GHz base frequency, shave off an additional seven seconds at 4.4 GHz.
HandBrake similarly favors the AMD APUs. Undervolting A10-5800K has no negative performance effect at all, and we enjoy the benefit of reduced power consumption from this taxing workload. Meanwhile, overclocking has a notable impact on performance (so long as you’re willing to tolerate a significant jump in power use).
- Trinity: Great Gamer, But What About Power?
- A10-5800K: The Undervolt And Overclock
- Test Setup And Software
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11
- Benchmark Results: Adobe CS6
- Benchmark Results: Content Creation
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Compression Utilities
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Power Consumption
- The Pursuit Of Balance Warms Our Hearts