AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo CPU Performance

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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.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

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 new A10-5800K and A8-5600K didn't do so well in the Cinebench benchmark. AMD's latest APUs are able to compete well with Llano in terms of single-thread performance, but their shared FPU resources result in lower multi-thread performance versus every other processor we tested in this benchmark.

POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing

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.

POV-Ray tells a similar story to Cinebench. Here, the new A10-5800K and A8-5600K offer somewhat better single-thread performance than Llano, but trail once again in the multi-threaded test. AMD's latest APUs, however, are able to pull ahead of the Core i3's here.

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