Test Hardware And Software
|Processors||AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) 3.7 GHz, Four Cores, Socket FM2+, 4 MB Shared L2, 512 Shaders, 720 MHz GPU Clock Rate, Power-savings enabled|
|Row 1 - Cell 0||AMD A8-7600 (Kaveri) 3.3 GHz, Four Cores, Socket FM2+, 4 MB Shared L2, 384 Shaders, 720 MHz GPU Clock Rate, Power-savings enabled|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||AMD A10-6800K (Richland) 4.1 GHz, Four Cores, Socket FM2, 4 MB Shared L2, 384 Shaders, 844 MHz GPU Clock Rate, Power-savings enabled|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||AMD A8-6500T (Richland) 2.1 GHz, Four Cores, Socket FM2, 4 MB Shared L2, 256 Shaders, 720 MHz GPU Clock Rate, Power-savings enabled|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||Intel Core i5-4670K (Haswell) 3.4 GHz, Four Cores, LGA 1150, 6 MB Shared L3, HD Graphics 4600, 1.2 GHz Max. GPU Clock Rate, Power-savings enabled|
|Row 5 - Cell 0||Intel Core i3-4330 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz, Two Cores, LGA 1150, 4 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, HD Graphics 4600, 1.15 GHz Max. GPU Clock Rate, Power-savings enabled|
|Motherboards||ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ (Socket FM2+) AMD A88X Fusion Controller Hub, BIOS 1.90|
|Row 7 - Cell 0||MSI Z87I Gaming AC (LGA 1150) Intel Z87 Platform Controller Hub, BIOS 1.0|
|Memory||AMD Radeon Memory (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2133 10-11-11-30, AG316G2130U2K|
|Row 9 - Cell 0||G.Skill Ripjaws X (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2133 9-11-10-28, F3-17000CL9Q-16GBXM|
|Hard Drive||Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SATA 6 Gb/s|
|Power Supply||Corsair AX860i 80 PLUS Platinum-Rated|
|System Software And Drivers|
|Operating System||Windows 8 Professional 64-bit|
|Graphics Driver||AMD Catalyst 13.30 RC2|
|Row 16 - Cell 0||Intel 18.104.22.168.3345|
|BioShock Infinite||Medium Quality Settings, 1920x1080, Built-in Benchmark Sequence, 75-Second playback, Fraps|
|Grid 2||Medium Quality Preset, 2x MSAA, V-sync off, 1920x1080, Built-In Benchmark, Fraps|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||Medium Quality Preset, FXAA Disabled, 1920x1080, Custom Run-Through, 25-Second playback, Fraps|
|World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria||Good Quality Preset, DirectX 11, 1920x1080, Flight Point Recording, Fraps|
|Adobe Creative Suite|
|Adobe After Effects CC||Version 22.214.171.1244 x64: Create Video which includes three Streams, 210 Frames, Render Multiple Frames Simultaneosly|
|Adobe Photoshop CC||Version 14.0 x64: Filter 15.7 MB TIF Image: Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates|
|Adobe Premeire Pro CC||Version 7.0.0, 6.61 GB MXF Project to H.264 to H.264 Blu-ray, Output 1920x1080, Maximum Quality|
|iTunes||Version 126.96.36.199 x64: Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 minutes, default AAC format|
|LAME MP3||Version 3.98.3: Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min, convert WAV to MP3 audio format, Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kb/s)|
|HandBrake CLI||Version: 0.9.9: Video from Canon EOS 7D (1920x1080, 25 FPS) 1 Minutes 22 Seconds Audio: PCM-S16, 48,000 Hz, Two-Channel, to Video: AVC1 Audio: AAC (High Profile)|
|TotalCode Studio 2.5||Version: 188.8.131.5277: MPEG-2 to H.264, MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2), Audio: MPEG-2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Codec: H.264 Pro, Mode: PAL 50i (25 FPS), Profile: H.264 BD HDMV|
|ABBYY FineReader||Version 184.108.40.2063: Read PDF save to Doc, Source: Political Economy (J. Broadhurst 1842) 111 Pages|
|Adobe Acrobat XI||Version 11.0.0: Print PDF from 115 Page PowerPoint, 128-bit RC4 Encryption|
|Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 and 2013||Version 14.0 x64: Space Flyby Mentalray, 248 Frames, 1440x1080|
|Blender||Version: 2.68a, Cycles Engine, Syntax blender -b thg.blend -f 1, 1920x1080, 8x Anti-Aliasing, Render THG.blend frame 1|
|Visual Studio 2010||Version 10.0, Compile Google Chrome, Scripted|
|Cinebench||Cinebench R15.0 CPU Component|
|WinZip||Version 18.0 Pro: THG-Workload (1.3 GB) to ZIP, command line switches "-a -ez -p -r"|
|WinRAR||Version 5.0: THG-Workload (1.3 GB) to RAR, command line switches "winrar a -r -m3"|
|7-Zip||Version 9.30 Alpha: THG-Workload (1.3 GB) to .7z, command line switches "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=5"|
|Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings|
|3DMark||Version: 1.2.250, Cloud Gate|
|PCMark 8||Version: 2.0, Home (OpenCL-Accelerated), Creative (OpenCL-Accelerated), Work|
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Somethings with Diagram u provided at page 9 ~ Core i5 4760k @@Please fix that ~Reply
Yeah, almost all the diagrams refer to the 4760K.Reply
Given that AM3+ looks like it's done, it would have been nice to see a 6-core chip. Still, one of these may end up in my next laptop.
Will get the charts fixed shortly--thanks for the catch!Reply
A10-7850k is slower than A10-6800K ?? WTF. Its all hype than actual performance to the table. Even on OpenCL GPU accelerated apps doesn't have any advantage with A10-7850k over i5 or sometimes i3 CPUs. Hopeless is what I feel about AMD CPUs.Reply
12454254 said:A10-7850k is slower than A10-6800K ?? WTF.
I got the opposite impression. Which graph are you looking at?
Thank you for the article (especially the power consumption measurements), Chris. It is definitely an improvement over Richland but kind of boring (disappointingly expectable).Reply
I really like where AMD is going (HSA, GCN and TrueAudio).Too bad the manufacturing process of GlobalFoundries just can't match Intel's.
Also, it would be interesting to see the new Bay Trail Pentium or Celeron CPUs (whichever is closer in performance) in the Efficiency graphs.
I'm fairly sure that this is on TSMC's 28nm node. GlobalFoundries can't do that yet; this is on the same process used for AMD GPUs currently.Reply
28nm SHP from GlobalFoundries. AMD bought over $1 billion worth of wafers from them in december...12454280 said:I'm fairly sure that this is on TSMC's 28nm node. GlobalFoundries can't do that yet; this is on the same process used for AMD GPUs currently.
I guess you have been reading the articles from a year ago about AMD still using TSMC despite promises of GlobalFoundries' new 28nm SHP process.
I don't really believe into the whole HSA smoke-screen. By the time HSA-enabled apps take off, you will be ready to upgrade from your CPU again. The one terrible truth that stands out right now is that at current prices, the flagship Kaveri A10 doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Kaveri A8? Maybe. Richland A10-6790K? Perhaps. But the Kaveri A10 at $180 is a just a joke, specially after all that hype.Reply
CPUs are usually released at ridiculous prices, and come down over a month or two.Reply