AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Richland APUs Tested
Cinebench R11.5 and POV-Ray
Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.
This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.
The A10-6800K and A10-6700 performed relatively well in the Cinebench benchmark. Single-thread performance continues to be an Achilles heal for AMD, but the new Elite series APUs were able to outpace the similarly priced Core i3 processors in the multi-threaded test.
POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard 'one-CPU' and 'all-CPU' benchmarking tools on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.
The performance breakdown in the POV-Ray benchmark looks much like Cinebench, with AMD's latest APUs besting the Core i3s in the multi-threaded test but trailing the AMD FX and quad-core Intel processors.