Summary: The new Elite A-Series A10-6800K is priced a little higher than its predecessor at Rs 10,000. The A10 is targeted at someone who’s looking for a one-stop-solution for a CPU and GPU and would not want to invest more in a discrete card. Yes, you can get a more powerful Intel CPU at this price but you’ll have to spend at least Rs 3,000 more on a graphics card if you plan on even casual gaming. In this respect, the A10-6800K will be a slightly cheaper solution.
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. Along with the AMD A85X chipset, you’re getting a native USB 3.0 support. Pair it up with decent enough multi-media performance and certain gaming with low presets and resolution, it does the job. That’s it.
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. While this is good to see, AMD needs to move to a smaller manufacturing node soon to catch up with its prime competitor. I believe the A-Series Elite is just a stepping stone to their next big evolution with the APU design.
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: A10-6700 Only – Limited Memory Speeds, CPU Improvement mainly Clock speed related
Conclusion: The AMD A10-6800K APU is a good next-step in the world of AMD Accelerated Processing Units. It represents a slight increase in performance in both the CPU and GPU portions of the unit over the last generation of Trinity processors. I'm not sure that I think it should be named the A10-6800K, though. In all honesty, it seems more like an A10-5900K instead. That would make the A10-6700 something like the A10-5950 I suppose.
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. The graphics side of their product has also been buffed but to a smaller extent. Overall, the bump in speed is similar to the move from Llano to Trinity, only this time it doesn't require a socket change.
Summary: For those that have been wondering about AMD Richland APUs, hopefully this
article provides some guidance on the CPU side. The Radeon graphics testing will
be coming up in another Phoronix article for both the open-source and closed-source
Catalyst drivers. Other CPU/APU comparisons are also forthcoming.
Conclusion: It’s been a busy time of year in the CPU market, with Haswell now on sale and making its stand as one mighty processor for its size, it’s time for AMD to release their update to the Trinity APU platform.
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. As always, the better values will be closer to the top left corner of each plot.
The value scatter plots illustrate one of the strange things about Richland.
Conclusion: AMD's minor under-the-hood improvements enables the A10-6800K to supercede the A10-5800K in both CPU and GPU performance, and it can therefore be recommended as a solid, competent all-round chip that's suitable for a wide range of budget systems.
Summary: Richland is interesting, however coming from Trinity really it's the same APU yet tweaked on the clocks, turbo's and memory controller. That's it. However it's the first series APUs that delivers 'up-to' mainstream processor performance and that I find to be interesting. Next to that the up-to 4400 MHz turbo clock frequency for an A10 APU, is just impressive to see. We feel that the the A10 6800K as tested today is a product for entry-level towards mainstream PCs.