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Review: AMD A10-5700

by Tarinder Sandhu on 26 October 2012, 15:30 4.0

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Testing methodology

 

CPU comparisons

CPU Approx.
pricing
Default/Turbo frequency Cores threads Motherboard/BIOS Chipset Chipset driver IGP
AMD FX-8350 £150 4.0GHz/4.2GHz 8/8 ASUS Crosshair V Formula (1605) 990FX Cat 12.8 SB NA
AMD FX-8150 £135 3.6GHz/4.2GHz 8/8 ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Cat 12.8 SB NA
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T NLA 3.3GHz/3.7GHz 6/6 ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Cat 12.8 SB NA
AMD A10-5800K £90 3.8GHz/4.2GHz 4/4 Gigabyte F2-A85X-UP4 (F3G) A85 Cat 12.8 SB HD 7660D
AMD A10-5700 £90 3.4GHz/4.0GHz 4/4 Gigabyte F2-A85X-UP4 A85 Cat 12.8 SB HD 7660D
AMD A8-5600K £75 3.6GHz/4.0GHz 4/4 Gigabyte F2-A85X-UP4 A85 Cat 12.8 SB HD 7560D
Intel Core i7-3770K £250 3.5GHz/3.9GHz 4/8 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (F3C) Z77 Intel Inf 9.3.0.1021 HD 4000
Intel Core i5-3570K £170 3.4GHz/3.8GHz 4/4 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Z77 Intel Inf 9.3.0.1021 HD 4000
Intel Core i3-3225 £110 3.3GHz/NA 2/4 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Z77 Intel Inf 9.3.0.1021 HD 4000
Intel Core i5-2500K NLA 3.3GHz/3.7GHz 4/4 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Z77 Intel Inf 9.3.0.1021 HD 3000
*NLA - no longer available

Common components

Discrete GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (306.97)
Memory Patriot IEM 8GB (2x4GB)
Memory speed 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,600MHz
Power Supply Corsair AX750
Monitor BenQ EW2430
Disk drive(s) Samsung Series 830 256GB
Chassis Corsair Graphite 600T
Operating system Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, 64-bit

Benchmarks

CPU  
AIDA64 Useful application to test memory bandwidth and latency
HEXUS.PiFast Using CPU power to crunch the constant to 10m places - light load
CINEBENCH R11.5 Multi-CPU render - heavy load
TrueCrypt 7.0a Encryption benchmark - heavy load
X264 HD 5.01 Two-pass media encoding - heavy load
7-zip 9.20 Multi-threaded compression tool - heavy load
GPU - GTX 680  
3DMark 11 Run at the performance preset
Batman: Arkham City 1,920x1,080, DX11, FXAA High, Extreme Quality
DiRT: Showdown 1,920x1,080, DX11, 4x MSAA, High Quality
Aliens vs. Predator 1,920x1,080, DX11, 4x MSAA, Very High Quality
GPU - IGP  
3DMark 11 Run at the entry preset
3DMark Vantage Run at the performance preset
Batman: Arkham City 1,280x720, 2x MSAA, High-quality settings (DX9) and Medium-quality settings (DX11)
DiRT: Showdown 1,280x720, 4x MSAA, Medium settings, DX9
LuxMark Uses LuxRender and OpenCL for GPGPU performance evaluation
Power-draw Run at idle, 2D load (X264 HD) and 3D load (Batman: Arkham City)

Notes

This review provides an opportunity to bring together every chip we've recently tested for the AMD Trinity APU and AMD Piledriver CPU launches. From AMD's side we've got three APUs and three CPU-only processors that need a discrete graphics card in the motherboard. From Intel's side the quartet of chips all have integrated graphics.

We're going to start with a slew of CPU-intensive tests, follow that up with an examination of high-resolution gaming performance with a GeForce GTX 680 card in situ, and then remove select CPUs and investigate IGP performance. Power-draw for both discrete and IGP systems is noted. Don't worry if this doesn't make a whole heap of sense right here; it should be self-explanatory as we go through the graphs.