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

3DMark Vantage and Cinebench OpenGL

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark Vantage

Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista or newer based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though. With this version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, and several new feature tests.  We tested the graphics capabilities of the APUs featured here with 3DMark Vantage's Extreme preset option, which uses a resolution of 1920x1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

The individual GPU tests that partially make up the 3DMark Vantage suite show AMD's latest GPUs with a clear lead across the board, versus last year's APUs and Intel's similarly-priced offerings.

3DMark's overall score reflects the lead AMD's APUs held onto in the individual tests. Once again, we should note, the A10-6800K's official support for DDR3-2133 RAM give it a nice boost in performance versus the 6700.

Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL Test
3D Rendering

Cinebench R11.5’s GPU benchmark uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase, which measures the performance of a graphics card in OpenGL mode. The graphics card has to display a huge amount of geometry (nearly 1 million polygons) and textures, as well as a variety of effects, such as environments, bump maps, transparency, lighting and more to evaluate the performance across different disciplines and give a good average overview of the capabilities of the graphics hardware. Results are reported in frames per second.

The new A10-6700 and last year's A10-5800K put up very similar numbers in Cinebench's OpenGL benchmark. The higher-clocked A10-6800K, when paired to DDR3-2133 RAM, simply improves the situation. AMD's APUs clearly outpaced Intel's offerings in this test, as well.

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