AMD’s A10 5800k – Let’s take a look at this hot Trinity APU

May 3rd, 2012 | By | 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
Market segment Desktop
Family AMD A10-Series
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
Socket Socket FM2
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:

AMD Trinity A10 APU CPU Benchmarks and GPU Benchmarks

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

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7 Comments to “AMD’s A10 5800k – Let’s take a look at this hot Trinity APU”

  1. Marty says:

    Great little article just want to point out one little error that stood out. Trinity will have 4MB of Level 2 cache and No Level 3 Cache and not 4MB of L3 Cache as pointed out one the 3rd last paragraph of the article.
    Just a little point, but people might get the wrong idea.

  2. admin says:

    thanks for the heads up.. my brain typing one thing and my fingers typing another 🙂

  3. Marty says:

    No Worries; happens to me on a daily basis.
    But thanks for a great look at the CPU. I am looking to built another desktop for myself and Trinity might just do the trick.
    Keeping fingers crossed that AMD will stick to the release schedule.
    Marty 🙂

  4. Any news on the release date for the AMD A10-5800K?

    Stuck writing reviews and overclocking the old AMD A4-3400 over here… it’s torture!

  5. Air T. says:

    A little bit late, but still great article Ryan! This AMD’s A10 5800K is going to be a perfect match for my next HTPC build, where I’ll do some gaming on the side! Have a great weekend!

  6. Marty says:

    The FM2 desktop version of Trinity is scheduled to be released for August 2012.
    Still a while to go.
    But we will see the new FM2 A85 motherboards at Computex next week.
    That is a little compensation I guess.
    Marty 🙂

  7. Karthik says:

    Hi guys.could anyone suggest me a better model of Motherboard for A10 APU?

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