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
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
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.
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 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.
Excerpt: With the release of the Llano chips in mid-2011 and the Trinity chips in late-2012, the AMD APUs were shown to be the perfect option for the person who wanted a cheap, yet capable system that could be expanded on in the future.