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Our tested model is the A10-5800K APU is rated at 100W running at 3.8 GHz with a Turbo allowance towards 4200 MHz. The A10 APUs have a 4MB L2 cache and pack 384 Radeon (shader) cores with that embedded GPU running at 800 MHz.

By itself not a massive GPU change opposed to the previous generation which had 400 shader cores however the new AMD graphics architecture is applied and offers a significant leap in performance for integrated graphics alright. Processor wise Trinity is based on Piledriver cores, basically the new 2nd revision of AMD's Bulldozers cores which we all know from AMD's FX series processors.

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***!!!... Damn the A10-5800K scored just 3.24pts in Cinebench R11.5. The core i3 3220 scored 3.35pts. This is quite a let down, especially CPU wise. Just saw that the test was done with 1600Mhz ram, that could be a possible reason for lower performance. Even with regard to GPU, scores increase with 1866Mhz ram.
Edited by jason387 - 10/1/12 at 9:33pm
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A 3.4% difference is really that disappointing for you?
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Too bad no proper overclocking results.

Looks to be decent, definitely better than its predecessor. Power consumption is still higher than Intel, I guess there's no overcoming the 22nm advantage.
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....................waits for "But just wait HSA is gonna destroy Intel" Propaganda.
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Honestly, yes. It is disappointing. The 3D mark 06 and vantage score seems okay. Maybe if it overclocks well it would put up a presentable performance.
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....................waits for "But just wait HSA is gonna destroy Intel" Propaganda.

This is a 150$ chip designed to comapre to an i3. Are you REALLY surprised that it is beat by SB-E and ivy bridge?
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This is a 150$ chip designed to comapre to an i3. Are you REALLY surprised that it is beat by SB-E and ivy bridge?
This is at stock performance. After overclocking the A10-5800K the i3 will be out of the show. However, i did expect a little more from AMD. But overall, good job at keeping the price at 140$.
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....................waits for "But just wait HSA is gonna destroy Intel" Propaganda.

It competes very well with the i3, and I don't see how that's propaganda.

Trintiy doesn't support HSA anyway though.
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This is a 150$ chip designed to comapre to an i3. Are you REALLY surprised that it is beat by SB-E and ivy bridge?

Never said anything about SB-E, lol

I am actually a fan of AMD APU's check the link in my sig. I just get tired of the next AMD "thing" that is coming out and gets over hyped. Thuban overhyped, BD overhyped, Trinity got massively overhyped, and now every AMD owner is saying HSA is the end of Intel and its just enough. Intel is by far not my favorite but the fact is they have a higher budget by ALOT and will most likely never lose to AMD in the near future. For every billion AMD throws at R&D Intel will throw 2 back at them.

I love AMD, huge fan, but for top performance mark (wich is what OCN is about) Intel is where its at that's just fact.

Bit off topic but every AMD thread heads that way so figured Id say it first.
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