Decent quad core CPU performance.
Great gaming performance for integrated GPU.
FM2 platform supports next upgrade of CPUs.
Can easily Crossfire with lowend AMD GPU.
Excellent integrated graphics performance.
Adequate CPU horsepower for the price.
Much improved graphics performance over previous model.
Competes well against similarly priced Intel Core i3 CPUs with weaker integrated graphics.
Unlocked for overclocking.
Excellent and affordable entry 3D rendering power.
Decent expected iGPU clocking with all three of my chips managing a 25% or greater frequency increase.
Low platform price.
Piledriver CPU core design.
Support for up to two VGAs in CrossfireX.
Discrete level 7660D graphics.
CPU performance on par with Ivy Bridge i33220.
Thermal rating still high compared to Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3.
Modern DX11 based games not easily playable at 1080p.
AMD is leaving the performance race all to Intel.
New motherboard needed.
Unlocked multiplier doesn't translate into good overclocking.
CPU-specific performance doesn’t get as much of a boost as graphics.
New FM2 socket means previous-gen AMD APU owners will need a new motherboard.
Same maximum TDP as FM1 products.
Perhaps a bit late to the market with laptop grade parts already for sale.
No compatibility with previous FM1 products, be it boards or chips.
"Low" but adequate CPU Performance will not appeal to some.
No backwards compatibility with FM1.
Late market entry.
No Native Virtu MVP support.
You can run two Discrete GPUs, but can't pair those two with the APU graphics.
By TechSpot on October 03, 2012
We first laid hands on AMD's Fusion series last February when we reviewed the 18W dual-core Zacate APU, formally known as the E-350. Designed for netbook-like applications, the Zacate APUs brushed aside existing Intel solutions with ease, providing...80
By uk.hardware.info on May 15, 2013
Faster memory = faster integrated graphics performance? When we test RAM modules we tend to say that the speed of the RAM has no significant impact on the performance of Intel systems. Intel's smart cache and memory controller make it so the CPU...-
By X-bit Labs on March 31, 2013
Conventional CPUs shouldn’t be confused with APUs. The recently invented concept of hybrid processors has already gained broad recognition on the market, so we can approach APUs not as a variety of conventional CPUs but as a whole new class of...-
By MadShrimps on November 21, 2012
The AMD A10 5800K is by all means a very affordable, by AMD labelled as a quad core CPU. With more than plenty power under the hood for modern applications. Especially when comparing it against the almost similar priced Intel rival, the i3-3225, the...-
By eTeknix on November 01, 2012
Recently we saw the release of the new FM2 socket and the trinity platform grace us and we took a look at A8-5600k APU which can be found here which we were impressed with due to its innovation and what it had to offer. With us being enthusiasts...-
By iXBT Labs on October 16, 2012
Like you would imagine, in some cases, the move from cores to modules results in performance decrease, though the gap is rather small due to the increased clock rate and other improvements. In some cases, these last two factors improve performance...-
By Tbreak.com on October 14, 2012
The AMD A10-5800K ‘Trinity’ APU has undoubtedly one of the most powerful integrated graphics chip onboard. Playing any game out on the market is a piece of cake at 720p, with many DX9 based games easily playable at 1080p. And let’s...90
By Phoronix on October 12, 2012
For a majority of these open-source benchmarks on Ubuntu 12.10 with the Linux 3.5 kernel, the AMD A10-5800K was competitive with the Intel Core i5 2400S "Sandy Bridge" processor. In some tests the A10-5800K was slightly faster and in other cases a...-
By TechRadar on October 10, 2012
Take a CPU. Cram in a graphics core. What d'ya got? If you're AMD, it's a Fusion processor. That sounds futuristic and is indeed the expected shape of things to come for the PC. More than that, the future is expected to eventually hold...80
By Hardware Canucks on October 10, 2012
Before we dive further into the challenges facing AMDs Fusion strategy, lets take a closer look at what the A10-5800K was able to achieve, and where it fell flat. In terms of raw central processing tasks Trinity is a mixed bag. Its...-