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AMD 2nd Generation A10 5800 & A8 5600 Desktop APU Review

formerstaff    -   October 2, 2012
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Specifications:

AMD A-Series APU     
Description
Tech/Package
32nm, FM2 socket
TDP Configs
65W and 100W configurations
Processor Core
“Piledriver” 32nm HKMG process core (up to 4 cores), up to 128 KB L1 Cache (64 KB Instruction, 64 KB Data) Up to 4 MB L2, 2 x 128-bit FPUs / compute module
Memory
Up to DDR3 1866 @ 1.5V
Graphics Core
Up to 384 Radeon™ Cores 2.0, DirectX® 11 capable, UVD3, VCE
Displays
Digital Display I/F DP0: Display Port, HDMI, DVI
Digital Display I/F DP1: Display Port, HDMI, DVI
Digital Display I/F DP2: Display Port, HDMI, DVI
 Additional digital display supported using DP 1.2 daisy-chain connection -VGA on FCH
Power Management
• Multiple low-power states
• 32-nm process for decreased power consumption
• System Management Mode (SMM)
•ACPI-compliant, including support for processor performance states (P-states), processor power states (C-states), a and sleep states including S0, S3, S4, and S5
• Per compute module power gating (CC6)
• PCIe® core power gating
• PCIe® speed power policy
• GPU power gating of Radeon™ Cores and video decode (UVD3)
• AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology
AMD A70M FCH
Integrated DAC supporting VGA.
Tech/Package
65nm / FC BGA, 605-Ball, 23x23mm, .8mm pitch
TDP Configs
UMI
2.7W to 4.7W for typical configurations
 x4 Gen 1 + DP
SATA
6 Ports, 6 Gbps
RAID
RAID
USB
A85X: 4 USB 3.0 Ports, 10 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 USB 1.1 Internal Ports
PCIe®
 GPPs 4x1 Gen2
HWM
Incorporates Fan Control, Voltage Level Sensing
Consumer IR
CIR Receiver

 

Features:

  • New x86 architecture featuring “Piledriver” cores
  • Supports up to 4 cores and support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA4/3, AVX, AES, XOP
  • Branch Prediction and Cache enhancements over the previous “Bulldozer” cores
  • 2MB L2 cache per dual-core module (up to a total of 4MB)
  • Max Turbo Frequencies up to 4.2GHz
  • Configurable via AMD OverDrive
  • New GPU Cores Featuring VLIW 4 architecture
  • Up to 384 shaders
  • Up to 800MHz
  • Up to 8xAA and 16AF support
  • Controllable via AMD OverDrive
  • DirectX®11
  • Support AMD Turbo Core 3.0 Adds frequency to GPU and CPU cores (bidirectional)
  • Controllable via AMD OverDrive
  • UVD and VCE Video Encode and Decode Hardware to offload CPU
  • AMD Picture Perfect support with HD Post Processing technologies
  • Support for new display technologies
  • AMD Eyefinity technology for 3+1 monitor support Display Port 1.2 support
  • Platform Updates include AMD CrossFire support with AMD A85X motherboards
  • AMD Memory Profile support (auto select memory timings in select DIMMs)
  • AMD Dual Graphics enhancements (more titles, DirectX® 9, 10, and 11 support, easier installation features)



 

All information courtesy of AMD




  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued
  3. Closer Look: GA-F2A85X-UP4
  4. Specifictions & Features
  5. Test Setup and Overclocking
  6. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR, Geekbench, Bibble 5
  7. Testing: Office 2007, POV-Ray, ProShow Gold, HandBrake
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra, AIDA 64
  9. Testing: ScienceMark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  10. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  11. Testing: Metro 2033
  12. Testing: DiRT 3
  13. Testing: Sleeping Dogs
  14. Testing: 3DMark 11
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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