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#1 Bosco

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

See what Greg thinks of AMD's new A10 5800 & A8 5600 Desktop APU's:

http://www.overclock...d_a_series_apu/

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:07 PM

Any idea if the power consumption has dropped like AMD has been trumpeting?

It looks like a good improvement in GPU power but a not so good improvement over Llano in terms of CPU power. I was expecting more from Piledriver I guess.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:22 PM

I was expecting more from Piledriver I guess.


Seems to be the buzzword when it comes to AMDs new CPU releases :(

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

Any idea if the power consumption has dropped like AMD has been trumpeting? It looks like a good improvement in GPU power but a not so good improvement over Llano in terms of CPU power. I was expecting more from Piledriver I guess.


Yes it does seem to be down on power a good bit 20% +/- when the CPU is loaded. The GPU does use a bit more under load, but It seems a good trade off for the increased graphics power. The A10-5700 has the same 384 shader cores and 4.0GHz turbo in a 65w package

@ Macho, I think it may be a Bios update or two to get the verdict on the L3-less version of pile driver. The single threaded seems to be a bit better overall.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:12 PM

I'm intrested in getting one of these for my mother. She is a great D2/TES fan. :)
What is like the performance with dual graphics like?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

I dunno. Reading about AMD parts is about as interesting as reading a bus schedule for me.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:03 AM

So Greg what's the verdict for you? Moving on up to Piledriver for the holodeck?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

I was expecting more from Piledriver I guess.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

Don't see why most reviews on other sites put Trinity down, for the price it's amazing and performs everything that it was designed for, I'd call that a major success. Not everyday you get a good quad core and a great igpu in the same package.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

Don't see why most reviews on other sites put Trinity down, for the price it's amazing and performs everything that it was designed for, I'd call that a major success. Not everyday you get a good quad core and a great igpu in the same package.


Its not the price, but its the performance which matters most.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

Its not the price, but its the performance which matters most.


Not really, at least to the average consumer which is the majority :P And they perform very well.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

Not really, at least to the average consumer which is the majority :P And they perform very well.

The problem is for roughly the same up-front cost (or very slightly more) you can get an Intel platform that performs better and uses less power...

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