Conclusion: When a fully functional games machine can be fitted into an
enclosure 8" square we open up a whole new market where users want high speed
CPU and GPU performance without the footprint of even a mini tower case.
Conclusion: AMD did what they’ve always been doing for a while: catering to a certain niche with certain requirements that are not demand, but which ultimately makes it as a decent enough motherboard- processor combo at the end of the day.
AMD's Richland APUs - The A10-6800K and A10-6700 Reviewed
7 July 2013
Summary: We are glad to say that we are truly impressed with the new AMD A-Series Elite APUs for the most part. The new A10-6800K and A10-6700 show AMD can still get more performance out of the 32 nm silicon they are currently using.
Pros: Flexible Overclocking, Drop In Upgrade for the Virgo FM2 Platform, Power Management Improvement for 65W chips, Significant Graphical Performance Improvement, AMD CrossfireX Support, AMD AMP! Support, AMD Turbo 3.0
Cons: Flexible Overclocking, Drop In Upgrade for the Virgo FM2 Platform, Power Management Improvement for 65W chips, Significant Graphical Performance Improvement, AMD CrossfireX Support, AMD AMP! Support, AMD Turbo 3.0, A10-6700 Only - Limited Memory Speeds, CPU Improvement mainly Clock speed related
Summary: With some tinkering on the Trinity architecture , AMD has successfully squeezed out a nice performance boost while slightly improving power consumption. Richland has higher clock speeds but doesn't use any more energy, resulting in a more efficient APU.
Conclusion: For many years there has been a battle going on between AMD and Intel to get the consumer on their side and to stay with them and with the new Richland update to Trinity, I was expecting a bit more from the new chips in order to tempt some more people towards AMD.
AMD's A10-6800K and A10-6700 'Richland' APUs reviewed
17 June 2013
Summary: Richland is a small step forward for AMD, as our ridiculous wealth of benchmark results has indicated. We can summarize things with a few of our famous value scatter plots, which mash up price with performance in several categories.
Conclusion: AMD's Richland APUs have now been transitioned to both laptop and desktop computers, replacing last year's Trinity models. Sporting the same architecture and form factor - Richland is a drop-in upgrade for FM2 desktop boards - the new APUs provide a very mild boost in performance over their...
Summary: Only last Saturday, the curtain on Intel's newest CPU generation fell. As our showed, the performance of "Haswell" is not much higher than that of "Ivy Bridge" - the differences are mostly efimeral.
Cons: weak CPU performance, high power consumption under full load
AMD A10-6800K Review: Richland – Desktop APUs from 2013
5 June 2013
Summary: AMD decided to refresh their Socket FM2 platform and release a new generation of hybrid processors for it based on Richland design. This is exactly the one that earned the “Elite Performance APU Platform” title in the mobile segment.