AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APUs Tested - HotHardware

AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APUs Tested

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For this next set of tests, we pit the integrated processor graphics incorporated into AMD's Richland-based APUs against Intel's HD 2500, HD 4000, and HD 4600 series engines and a few of the least expensive discrete GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD: the GeForce GT 430, Radeon HD 6450, and Radeon HD 5550. We tested the games at high-quality settings, at a resolution of 19200x1200 with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled to put a significant strain on the various GPUs.

Hi-Res Gaming Tests: ET:QW and L4D2
Gaming Benchmarks

In both cases, the Radeon HD 8670D graphics cores built into the new AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs offered nearly double (or more) the performance of Intel's integrated graphics solutions. The HD 4600 engine in the Haswell-based Core i5-4670K put up much better numbers than the HD 4000, but it still AMD by a wide margin here.

Hi-Res Gaming Tests: Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2
Gaming Benchmarks

These Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2 tests are somewhat more demanding than the others posted above, and as such, we had to crank down the image quality in both titles. These tests were run at a lower-resolution (1680x1050) with in-game graphics options set to their medium values, with only 2XAA (JC2) and 4X anisotropic filtering enabled. Still, the trend is the same, with AMD's latest APUs clearly outpacing Intel's various HD graphics options.
 

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Is this chip a game changer? I don't think so, but it is a nice step along the performance ladder, and it seems AMD is able to keep pretty close with their road map for their APU, so kudos to them.

Question for you Marco, did they provide any info as to which video cards can be crossfired with these APUs, and can you give it a shot?

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Good read Marco, I'd like to have one of the unlocked APU's.

I don't know about any progress with hybrid crossfire, (a good idea that they need to work on a lot more) Radeon 6700 series was the last one that was enabled.

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Really Loved AMD... Best for me... ^^

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How would these do in a HTPC build and which one would you recommend for an HTPC build?

Also, do these run quieter than most AMD chips out there? I'd like to build a cool and quiet HTPC with some power behind it. 

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Not a bad APU i see :D

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I'd like an unlocked APU to play with. Don't have much experience with them nor the FM/FM2 socket so it'd be nice to play with. May have to get one at tax time. Or, wait, just going to build a media center PC for a client and use this.

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