AMD’s A10 5800k – Let’s take a look at this hot Trinity APUMay 3rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Technology
So let’s take a look at this hot new AMD Trinity APU who’s release date is looking to be set for May the 15th. The A10 5800k is the high end of the Trinity APU’s aimed at the desktop market. While AMD might not be putting up such a huge fight to compete with the high end Intel chips they aren’t abandonning their loyal base of hardcore enthusiasts and overclockers. The A10 5800k is definitely designed keeping overclockers in mind as it features an unlocked base clock multiplier, four x86-64 cores, 3.80 GHz (nominal) and 4.20 GHz Turbo Core clock speed, and AMD Radeon HD 7660D graphics. Can you say Booya?
I had a chance to test out the new A10 5800k APU, and supporting socket FM2 motherboard and did some pretty nice comparisons to the A8-3850. INPAI put the two chips through SuperPi 1M, to measure single-thread performance, and 3DMark 06, to measure embedded-GPU performance. In SuperPi, A10-5800K crunched SuperPi 1M in 23.775 s, the A8-3850 did the same in 26.039 s. With 3DMark 06, the A10-5800K scored 9396 points, while the A8-3850 scored 6223. The inference that can be drawn out of this little test is that the new Trinity A10-5800k has significantly faster graphics, not so much CPU (taking into account A10-5800K cores were clocked over 30% higher than those of the A8-3850). One thing you might notice is the memory configuration on these two machines, it does seem a little strange the the Llano based machine is goign to have 8GB of ram while the AMD Piledriver APU machine powered by the A10 5800K only has 2.
Here are the pictures front that test:
Now for some juicy details care of CPU-World
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Model number ?||A10-5800K|
|CPU part number||A10-5800K is an OEM/tray microprocessor|
|Frequency ?||3800 MHz|
|Turbo frequency||4200 MHz|
|Package||904-pin lidded micro-PGA package|
|Estimated release date||2nd quarter 2012|
|AMD A10-5700||4 / 4||3.4 GHz||4 GHz||4 MB||65 Watt|
|Other families, Bulldozer micro-architecture, Socket FM2|
|AMD A4-5300||2 / 2||1 MB||65 Watt|
|AMD A6-5400K||2 / 2||1 MB||65 Watt|
|AMD A8-5500||4 / 4||3.2 GHz||3.7 GHz||4 MB||65 Watt|
|AMD A8-5600K||4 / 4||3.6 GHz||3.9 GHz||4 MB||100 Watt|
The chip will come packed with 4Mb of L2 Cache, along with an HD7660D graphics solution, which falls within a 100W thermal design power (TDP). When compared to AMD’s A8-3850, the A10-5800k shows a big performance boost on the GPU front upwards of 50% or more, while the CPU performance increase is minor at best sitting around 18% or less.
Now I wrote a much more detailed article about the Trinity Benchmarks this week and instead of me going on about how high the A10-5800K scored in those APU benchmarks I’ll just link to that article here:
So there we have it, a little deeper look into AMD’s new Trinity Core A10 5800k , hopefully that unlocks a few more nuggest of insight into your potentially new AMD APU on your shopping list