Summary: *sigh* AMD really are so predictable, and not in the good way. The "Fusion" platform is great; Llano and now Trinity really help bring some decent video performance to the table without the need of having a separate video card.
Conclusion: After taking a look at the A8-5600k, we were keen to see what its big brother, the flagship A10-5800k could do and in some ways I’m happy and in others quite disappointed, and that can really be split into two areas which I’ll talk about one by one.
Summary: For a majority of these open-source benchmarks on Ubuntu 12.10 with the Linux
3.5 kernel, the AMD A10-5800K was competitive with the Intel Core i5 2400S "Sandy
Bridge" processor. In some tests the A10-5800K was slightly faster and in
other cases a little bit worse.
Summary: Compared to Llano, or more specifically, the A8-3850 , the high-end Trinity offerings deliver a boost in performance but more on the CPU side of the equation. The A8-5600K and A10-5800K were about 10% and 15% faster respectively in our CPU tests, lifting them up to the level of the Phenom II X4 955...
Conclusion: Dual Graphics, aka CrossFire, scale nicely in 3DMark 11, providing a 35 per cent uplift over just running the Radeon HD 6670 on either platform. More of the same in 3DMark Vantage, where we see a 20 per cent-plus improvement.
Summary: The new A10-5800K is a far better CPU than the A8-3870K, and it costs less than what the A8-3870K did when it was launched. Both processing performance and gaming performance were improved on the new processor.
AMD's A10-5800K and A8-5600K 'Trinity' APUs reviewed
3 October 2012
Summary: Ok, look, I have a project scope problem. Including frame-by-frame data across multiple games for 22 different processors, along with everything else, probably wasn't the wisest move. We may need to re-think our approach.
Conclusion: The real purpose in using better-than-generic memory rests with the supposed improvements in IGP performance. This is more like it. There's definite improvement through a change in the memory frequency/timings. DDR3-2,133 is over 20 per cent faster than DDR3-1,333!