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: The new A8-5600K provides a far better cost/benefit ratio than the A10-5800K. The A10-5800K,
, has an excellent gaming performance for its class, but falls short on general processing power. Its competitor, the Core i3-3220, is a faster CPU for regular programs.
The A8-5600K, on the other hand, is priced just right.
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...
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: IMPORTANT : Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Conclusion: With the big success of FM1 and the Llano platform, we were keen to see what AMD had done in terms of updating it to appeal more to the current market who crave speed, performance and an all-in-one solution. Now we said in the beginning that you won’t normally find us looking at processors as we’d rather see what motherboard manufacturers have done to utilise the features and push the performance of their attached components but when it comes to a new launch product, we...
Summary: Allsidig bruksområde
er med sine middelmådige spesifikasjoner ikke en modell som ypper med de største og sterkeste gutta fra Intel. Dette er heller ikke AMDs intensjoner, men dagens testmodell har en god nok prosessorytelse til normal bruk. Prosessoren er dessuten utstyrt med grafikkløsningen Radeon HD 7560D, som leverer nok kraft til å drive multimedia og lettere spilling.
Excerpt: Det var lenge et kappløp mellom Intel og AMD om å kunne tilby den raskeste prosessoren. Etter lanseringene av Intels andre og tredje generasjon Core-prosessorer, falt AMD mer eller mindre av lasset om å tilby markedets raskeste modell. Dette betyr ikke at det er over og ut for AMD. Det er tross alt bare en relativt liten andel av forbrukerne som kjører tunge regneoppgaver, konverterer store mengder film-materiale, og spiller de nyeste spillene med grafikk hvor en knapt...