Excerpt: Recently there has been a big push away from the entry-level discrete graphics card toward on-chip GPUs. At the forefront of this push is AMD, first with their Llano APUs and now with the recently released Trinity series. These new chips offer solid CPU performance with a surprisingly powerful GPU built-in. You can check out our A10-5800k review for a full in-depth analysis of the new architecture in Trinity and its benefits over the previous generation.
Summary: you know the conclusion of the AMD A8-5600K APU really isn't going to be that different opposed to the A10 5800K we have reviewed as well> All the same variables apply, but a hint slower performance, so here we go:
The A8 5600K APU tested today is a product for entry-level PCs, the simple Net-PCs or what it would be brilliant for, a HTPC as media playback obviously kicks ass. We had hoped that the Piledriver CPU cores would have made a substantial enough difference.
Conclusion: AMD's rollout of six second-generation APUs brings renewed focus to the constituent parts of any mainstream PC today. A good look at the A8-5600K chip reveals its can-do CPU core and above-average integrated graphics provide a good fit for an inexpensive system. We'd recommend pairing said APU with a microATX motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-2,133 memory, a cheap-as-chips SSD, and a small chassis - all for under £300, assuming you could sufficiently cool the chip without...
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Excerpt: The latest line of A-Series APUs come laden with new features all aimed at delivering a seamless graphics rich experience at little inconvenience to the end user. Coming in with an updated 'Northern Islands' based Radeon HD 7000 series integrated GPU that uses the VLIW 4 architecture, Turbo Core 3.0 for both CPU and GPU, aimed to reduce power consumption while giving the user peak performance.
Conclusion: Mit dem A8-5600 sind wir wirklich sehr zufrieden, denn die Gesamtleistung hinterlässt einen guten Eindruck. AMD-typisch hinkt auch unsere APU der Konkurrenz bei den synthetischen Benchmarks hinterher, wenngleich der zwei Kerne "größere" FX-6100 teilweise übertrumpft werden kann. Im Bereich der Gamingleistung mit einer dedizierten Grafikkarte in Form der HD 7970 kann sich der A8-Prozessor gut im Mittelfeld halten. Sogar Intels i3 kommt da manchmal ins Schwitzen.
Conclusion: AMD A8-5600K Trinity APU "a dansat" pentru noi într-o evoluţie ce nu a dezamăgit dar nici nu ne-a entuziasmat peste măsură. Poate că suntem ceva mai duri cu el, "ghinion de neşansă" ca acesta să ajungă la teste după A10-5800K dar privind cât se poate de la rece, diferenţa de preţ între A10 (aprox. 575 lei) şi A8 (aprox. 480 lei) înclină balanţa către A10, asta în cazul în care bugetul nu este foarte restrictiv.
Pros: arhitectură nouă cu nuclee Piledriver, overclocking Turbo Core 3 (CPU şi GPU) dar şi în mod clasic, suport AMD Dual Graphics, AMD Eyefinity, preţ bun, performanţe decente în aplicaţiile uzuale
Cons: CPU cu îmbunătăţiri mici de performanţă, placă de bază nouă FM2, dependenţa GPU de memorii rapide, TDP