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

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Media Encoding and Image Editing

Cyberlink's MediaEspresso is a video conversion tool that imports various video file types and converts them to other formats for publication, portability, and/or streaming. In this test, we take a 277MB high definition 1080p AVCHD video clip and convert it to a an H.264 encoded MP4 compatible file designed for use with an iPhone / iPad (or other portable media playback device).

Cyberlink MediaEspresso
Video Transcoding and Compression

Here we're going to look directly at AMD's HD Media Accelerator in the new A10 series APUs and compare it to Intel's Ivy Bridge and Haswell Quick Sync engines and competitive CPU-based solutions, as well.

 

AMD's latest APUs put up some better numbers here, but they still can't come close to matching the performance of Intel's Quick Sync engine.

Musemage
OpenCL Accelerated Image Editing

Musemage is a fully-functional GPU-powered photo editing software suite. Thanks to the GPU-accelerated filters built into the app, Musemage can leverage the additional performance afforded by a more powerful GPU and offer real-time (or near real-time) visual feedback. The application also offers a built-in benchmark, which outputs performance as a final "score". The score put up by each test system is represented in the graph below.

AMD's A10 series APUs all put up similar scores in the MuseMage benchmark, which was significantly higher than anything from the Intel camp.
 


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