AMD Kaveri Arrives: A8-7600 APU Review

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Cinebench R15 and POV-Ray

Cinebench R15 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 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.


Once again, the A8-7600 had no trouble outpacing the A8-6500T. And depending on its TDP settings, the A8-7600 actually sandwiched the Haswell-based Core i3-4330. The A10-6800T and Core i5-4670K processors put up much better scores, however.

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 somewhat different story than Cinebench. In this test, regardless of which TDP setting was used, the A8-7600 outpaced both the Core i3-4330 and A8-6500T and came within striking distance of the A10-6800K. The Core i5-7600K was the fastest of the bunch.

Tags:  AMD, GPU, CPU, processor, A-8, APU, Kaveri, FM2

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