AMD A10 5800K Launch Review



Product: AMD A10 5800K / ASUS F2 A85-M Pro
Company: AMD
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: October 1st, 2012

Graphics Benchmarks

3DMark11:

Futuremark's 3DMark 11 Performance and Extreme modes allow us to see the effect of the clock differences between our test specifications. Performance mode is somewhat CPU limited, whereas Extreme mode is very much GPU limited. The Intel Core i-series HD graphics are unable to run this test as they support DirectX 10.1 but not DirectX 11 like the AMD A10-5800K's Radeon HD 7660D graphics does.

Below you can see the relative performance of the cards in the column, against the card listed in the first row entry, for the 3DMark11 Performance test:

Increase Dual Graphics i3 HD 6670 i7 HD 6670
A10 5800K +56% +13% +18%

Below you can see the same, but for the Extreme test:

Increase Dual Graphics i3 HD 6670 i7 HD 6670
A10 5800K +77% +19% +21%

The dual graphics solution is going to be more useful, as resolution increases such as to 1920x1080.

3DMark Vantage

Results of the Performance preset of 3DMark Vantage. This test is DirectX 10, and so the second generation Core i-Series processors could complete the test and report a result alongside the A10-5800K.

Below you can see the relative performance of the cards in the column, against the card listed in the first row entry, for the 3DMark Vantage Performance test:

Increase Dual Graphics i3 HD 2000 i3 HD 6670 i7 HD 3000 i7 HD 6670
A10 5800K +52% -75% +29% -64% +44%

These results show that the AMD A10 ought to be significantly better at gaming than the price equivalent Core i3 2120, but that the 'Radeon HD 7660D' branding of the integrated graphics of the APU might be a bit optimistic. AMD themselves cite it's performance as being roughly equivalent to the discrete Radeon HD 6570, which looks more in line with our results here.