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AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo CPU Performance

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Futuremark's PCMark 7 is the latest version of the PCMark whole-system benchmarking suite. It has updated application performance measurements targeted for a Windows 7 environment and uses newer metrics to gauge relative performance.

Futuremark PCMark 7
System Level Benchmark

Below is what Futuremark says is incorporated into the base PCMark suite and the Entertainment, Creativity, and Productivity suites--the four modules we have benchmark scores for you here.

The PCMark test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance during typical desktop usage. This is the most important test since it returns the official PCMark score for the system
Storage

  • Windows Defender
  • Importing pictures
  • Gaming

Video Playback and transcoding
Graphics

  • DirectX 9

Image manipulation
Web browsing and decrypting

The Entertainment test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance in entertainment scenarios using mostly application workloads. Individual tests include recording, viewing, streaming and transcoding TV shows and movies, importing, organizing and browsing new music and several gaming related workloads. If the target system is not capable of running DirectX 10 workloads then those tests are skipped. At the end of the benchmark run the system is given an Entertainment test score.

The Creativity test contains a collection of workloads to measure the system performance in typical creativity scenarios. Individual tests include viewing, editing, transcoding and storing photos and videos. At the end of the benchmark run the system is given a Creativity test score.

The Productivity test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance in typical productivity scenarios. Individual workloads include loading web pages and using home office applications. At the end of the benchmark run the system is given a Productivity test score.

PCMark7 shows the AMD A10-5800K and A8-5600K outpacing the Llano-based A8-3870K and coming close to the Bulldozer-based FX-8150, but AMD's latest APUs can't quite hang with any of the Intel processors we tested. The Core i3 and i5 processors showed huge gains in a couple of tests, especially the creativity test where their Quick Sync encoding engines show their might, but the AMD APUs actually pulled ahead in the productivity benchmark.

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I never thought I would say this but I am going to and I hate it. I am re-building a PC for a lady who is an private Architect and I will be replacing her PHENOM II X4 965, MB, PSU, and Nvidia GPU with a ASRock X79 Extreme3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 MB a ntel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz a SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS and a XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and 8 more GB's of DDR3 added to the 8 she already has. I have no doubt she will be amazed by the system that comes out of it compared.

It sucks though AMD needs to get back on there A game. If it was a gaming computer I might consider a Bulldozer when there released but right now for a top end PC or at least up until now (looking forward to seeing what Bulldozer actually does) or relatively soon for a top end PC there not in consideration etc for a general user no matter whether there an architect or not. General user ok and do not forget I have a Phenom II x4 065 system I built personally sitting right next to me, but the one I am on is an Intel core i7 one.

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And how your post sticks with a review of entry level APU?

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I would stick with nvidia for Autodesk products.

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Drake_McNasty:

I would stick with nvidia for Autodesk products.

 

NVIDIA makes better cards for professional use. AMD doesn't cut it. There are driver issues with Cad-Cam programs.

And why would you (rapid1) buy a gamers video card for someone who is using Autodesk?

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So if Trinity is close to an i3, then a Piledriver 4 module should approach i5 territory?

How sad, this article only got 4 posts. Must not be much love for AMD out there anymoreCrying

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I've personally have been wanting to try out the new apu's. They sound as though they have great performance for budget systems. I can't wait to see what they're about.

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