AMD Trinity Reviews Roundup
Posted on: 10/02/2012 07:54 AM

Here a AMD Trinity reviews roundup with reviews from PC Perspective, HardwareHeaven, Guru3D, HotHardware, Hi Tech Legion, Legit Reviews, KitGuru, Golem, Anandtech, Bjorn3D, and TechRadar

PC Perspective: AMD Trinity Review: The A10 5800K and A8 5600K Break Cover
Trinity. Where to start? I find myself asking that question, as the road to this release is somewhat tortuous. Trinity, as a product code name, came around in early 2011. The first working silicon was shown that Summer. The first actual release of product was the mobile part in late Spring of this year. Throughout the summer notebook designs based on Trinity started to trickle out. Today we cover the release of the desktop versions of this product.

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HardwareHeaven.com: AMD A10-5800K APU Performance Review
Can the new A10 series of APUs from AMD match, or even exceed Intels range of low/mid range CPUs? We find out now in a selection of real world gaming, multimedia, overclocking and productivity tests while also taking a look at how the APU can perform with a mid range GPU... and of course there are the standard memory, USB 3.0, SATA and PCIe tests to round things off.

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Guru3D: AMD A10 5800K APU processor review and MSI FM-2 A85XA-G65 review
We test and review the AMD A10 5800K APU processor. Based on Trinity APU architecture and building on the strengths of both the Llano and Bulldozer design, the 2012 AMD A-Series platform has been updated to meet and exceed the increasing demands of todays consumers. In this article we introduce you to the 2012 AMD A-Series platform. More CPU performance, and a much faster integrated graphics unit.

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HotHardware: AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo CPU Performance Review
Late last week, we posted a glimpse of what AMD had in store with their latest A-Series APUs for desktop systems. In that article, we were able to officially unveil the Virgo platform and discuss speeds and feeds, GPU performance, and power consumption characteristics. However, we weren't able to disclose any CPU performance numbers, overclocking data, or pricing. We know some of you aren't too fond of cliffhangers that leave out important data like that, but thankfully we can give you all the full scoop here today.

In this piece, we'll fill in the blanks regarding AMD's latest desktop APUs and cover the rest of the performance characteristics many of you have been eagerly anticipating, from standard X86 performance to media encoding and overclocking.

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Hi Tech Legion: AMD A10-5800K Unlocked "Trinity" Quad Core APU Review
AMD's new flagship Trinity APU is the A10-5800K. The A10-5800K features some notable improvements over the previous generation. The key improvement is the architectural change to the "Piledriver" core. Piledriver contains a shared fetcher, decoder, floating point unit, and L2 within a compute module. There is an upgrade to 2MB L2 cache per compute module. Instructional advancements have been made, adding AVX, AVX 1.1, FMA3, AES, and F16C. There have also been changes over "Bulldozer", adding IPC improvement, leakage reduction, CAC reduction, and frequency uplift. The newest A10-5800K has been clocked at 3.8GHz with a max turbo frequency of 4.2GHz. The new chip uses a new FM2 socket. The iGPU has also received an upgrade to the Radeon 7660D. The 7660D contains 384 stream processors. The core has been redesigned with VLIW4 thread process for better performance. The iGPU can also now support Eyefinity, up to 4 displays, new MSAA modes, and compute enhancements.

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Legit Reviews: AMD A10-5800K Trinity Desktop APU Review
Last week we gave you a sneak peak of the new AMD Trinity APU. Today we can bare it all and give you the nitty gritty as we get down and dirty with the latest offering from AMD. The Trinity APU had a very promising start in last week's preview as it was able to dominate the Intel Core i7 3770K! Will the A10-5800K continue to dominate the Core i7 3770K, or will the Core i7 3770K make a comeback? Read on to find out if the AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU continues to reign supreme!

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KitGuru: Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 & AMD A10 5800K Review (w/ discrete)
AMDs A8 series chips made the headlines shortly afterwards and I particularly liked the unlocked A8-3870K when I reviewed it back in February

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Golem: A10-5800K im Test: AMDs Trinity überzeugt mit geringem Preis und schneller GPU (German)
Schon ab rund 100 Euro gibt es nun bei AMD einen Quad-Core mit integrierter Grafik, die Intels HD Graphics schlägt. Bei der CPU-Performance gelten jedoch die Einschränkungen der Bulldozer-Architektur, und auch besonders sparsam sind die Trinitys für den Sockel FM2 nicht.

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Anandtech: AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 2
Last week we took a look at the GPU side of the desktop Trinity APUs. We looked at the top end 384-core Radeon HD 7660D configuration as well as the slightly slower 256-core Radeon HD 7560D GPU, both of which easily outperformed Intel's HD 4000 and HD 2500. As far as processor graphics go, Trinity on the desktop maintains a healthy lead over Intel. There's still a place for discrete GPUs but that's pretty much at the $100 and above price points. Today we're able to talk about pricing and x86 CPU performance. Read on to see how AMD's latest APU fares against Intel's newly released Ivy Bridge based Core i3 3220.

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Bjorn3D: AMD Virgo Platform: 2nd Generation APU
If you read our AMD Trinity Preview, youve already seen the integrated GPU performance in the new A-Series APU from AMD. Today, we take a look at the CPU side of the APU. In addition, we are able to see just how the new chip will perform at various applications and workloads, including media transcoding, data encryption, and  OpenCL. 

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TechRadar: AMD rolls out second-gen A-Series APU desktop processors
AMD announced the retail and distribution channel availability of six A-Series Component Desktops APUs today, marking the public release of the second-generation of processors in its A-Series line.Formerly codenamed Trinity, AMD said the processors are ideal for desktop, small form-factor, and home theater PCs.The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for anyone looking for a new desktop or home theater PC with leading performance for the dollar, said Leslie Sobon, corporate vice president, Desktop and Component Products, AMD, in a press release. The combination of processing speed, multiple compute cores, and discrete-level graphic capabilities on the second generation AMD A-Series APU make it an excellent platform for the gamer and PC enthusiast alike.

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