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Here at HEXUS we've given AMD's second-generation 'Trinity' APU a fair crack of the review whip. The headline A10-5800K improved upon last-gen 'Llano' in almost every way; we examined just how well AMD's claim of Dual Graphics worked; saw comprehensive IGP performance gains by switching to faster memory, and then took the £75 A8-5600K for a spin.

The missing part of the overall APU jigsaw is an evaluation of a 65W, (relatively) energy-efficient part. An obvious candidate for this role is the A10-5700 chip, which shares much in design with the A10-5800K but snips in-use power-draw by one-third - to 65W from 100W.

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post #2 of 35
Double the IGP of a 3770K, but less power consumption. Awesome!
Edited by Mr357 - 10/26/12 at 3:36pm
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Great chips for someone who wants to build a cheap rig for regular work and a simple game every now and then.
This is what AMD should focus at, and let go of the Bulldozer/Piledriver fiasco.
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wow, this is the sweet business for a budget build. very nice performance/consumption ratio. I'll buy one just because I can. good stuff.
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Make for a perfect htpc on a itx.
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this is a fantastic cpu for a low power HTPC and entry level gaming rig. If AMD can get some stacked DRAM in Kaveri to provide bandwidth on par with HD 7750, the less than $100 GPU market is going to be wiped out. Go AMD thumb.gif
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Oh hey, I'm on a Trinity HTPC right now.
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I am awaiting Handbrake with OpenCL-accelerated x264 encoder to come out of beta tongue.gif Wished AMD would churn out an enthusiast six core APU on the FM2 socket with unlocked multi (and perhaps beefier GPU than A10-5800K) though tongue.gif
Edited by trog - 10/27/12 at 3:36am
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Buying my mITX build components as we speak.

This power consumption figures really made me pull the trigger on the thing smile.gif
   
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I´m still waiting for them to show up on Amazon UK/ES kookoo.gif
another one I spotted this morning that I didn´t even realize was being released is the Athlon II X4 740K (FM2 socket)
another 65w quad ,no igp 3.2 - 3.7ghz turbo but a price of 74 euro as opposed to 119 for the 5700


http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-Athlon%20II%20X4%20740.html
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