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. No matter what, Intel CPUs continue to be a pitiful excuse for onboard graphics. The problem for AMD is that "everything" else about Intel processors is fantastic.
Summary: The A10 5800K APU as tested today is a product for entry-level towards mainstream PCs. The big caveat will remain its processor power. I had hoped that the Piledriver CPU cores would have made a substantial enough difference. However the benchmarks are all over the place -- overall the CPU cores are a hint faster opposed to the previous generation Llano products.
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Cons: No backwards compatibility with FM1, Late market entry, No Native Virtu MVP support, You can run two Discrete GPUs, but can't pair those two with the APU graphics
Excerpt: The A10-5800K is the first of AMD's new "Trinity" desktop processor range. Trinity chips have built-in graphics and are a replacement for last year's "Llano" processors, which were the first desktop processors with integrated graphics powerful enough to run modern games. The Llano chips may have had powerful graphics, but their performance in desktop applications from their K10 cores was adequate rather than impressive.