AMD Trinity Review: The A10 5800K and A8 5600K Break Cover
Testing is broken down into two parts for this review. The first deals primarily with raw CPU tests that compare all of the integrated solutions.performance while using a standalone video card. The second is a slightly expanded set of graphics
I take a look at the performance of the new A10 5800K and A8 5600K against previous AMD products. These include the Phenom II X6 1090T, Phenom II X4 980, and the FX-4170. Pay very close attention to the FX 4170 results, as that particular processor is based on the older Bulldozer core, but runs at 4.2 GHz/4.3 GHz Turbo and also includes 8 MB of L3 cache. Comparing the A10 5800K to the FX-4170 is going to give us a pretty good idea of where Vishera might come out. Remember that the 5800K is clocked at 3.8 GHz with a 4.2 GHz Turbo, and does not include any L3 cache.
On the Intel side we used the older Sandy Bridge based i3 2105. This is a part that runs at 3.1 GHz and has 3 MB of L2 cache available to it. It is slightly slower than the newer i3 3220, but not significantly so. It is has the Intel 3000 series of integrated graphics, which is a DirectX 10 compliant part. For the graphics only portion we used the i7 3770K which features the new 4000 series of iGPU. This $330 part is not a good comparison for the A10 5800K in terms of pure CPU performance, but it will at least give us a good impression of what any Intel processor with the 4000 series graphics is able to do.
2 x 4GB GSkill DDR-3 1866 @ 126.96.36.199 timings
WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G HD
AMD Radeon HD 5870 Video Card
Corsair TX-750W power supply
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Edition
Asus Crosshair V 990FX Motherboard (1090T, 980, and FX-4170)
Asus F2A85-M Pro (A10 5800K and A8 5600K)
Asus F1A75V-Pro (A8 3870K)
MSI MPower z77 (i7 3770K)
MSI z77a GD80 (i3 2105)