|AMD Trinity APU A10-5800K & A8-5600K Preview|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Thursday, 27 September 2012|
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Video Game Benchmarks
For the full spectrum of gaming benchmarks and the full array of other CPU tests, you'll have to wait for the full articles on the A10-5800K and the A8-5600K. I've been benchmarking non-stop for the last two days to bring you what I have now, though. So enjoy what I've gotten so far.
Each benchmark test program begins after a system restart, and the very first result for every test will be ignored since it often only caches the test. This process proves extremely important in many gaming benchmarks, as the first run serves to cache maps allowing subsequent tests to perform much better than the first. Each test is completed five times, with the average results displayed in our article.
Resident Evil 5 Benchmark Results
To check out the performance against the i3-2100, I had to bust out an old DX10 gaming benchmark to use. I like Resident Evil 5 because it is still a pretty demanding game.
Built upon an advanced version of Capcom's proprietary MT Framework game engine to deliver DirectX-10 graphic detail, Resident Evil 5 offers gamers non-stop action similar to Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet, and Dead Rising. The MT Framework is an exclusive seventh generation game engine built to be used with games developed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and PC ports. MT stands for "Multi-Thread", "Meta Tools" and "Multi-Target". Games using the MT Framework are originally developed on the PC and then ported to the other two console platforms.
On the PC version of Resident Evil 5, both DirectX 9 and DirectX-10 modes are available for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Operating Systems. Microsoft Windows 7 will play Resident Evil with backwards compatible Direct3D APIs. Resident Evil 5 is branded with the NVIDIA The Way It's Meant to be Played (TWIMTBP) logo, and receives NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision functionality enhancements.
NVIDIA and Capcom offer the Resident Evil 5 benchmark demo for free download from their website, and Benchmark Reviews encourages visitors to compare their own results to ours. Benchmark Reviews uses the DirectX-10 version of the test at 1280x1024 resolution. Low quality settings are configured, with no MSAA post processing effects. Test scenes from Area #3 and Area #4 require the most graphics processing power, and the results are collected for the chart illustrated below.
Lost Planet 2 DX11 Benchmark Results
A decade has passed since the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terra forming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet.
Diablo III Gaming Benchmark
Diablo III is the long awaited sequel to the best selling Diablo series from Blizzard. Diablo III uses a custom graphics engine based off the Starcraft II engine. Built to allow for the maximum number of potential players, Diablo III uses DirectX 9c. It is perfect for our tests here because it is a game that is well suited to low powered graphics solutions. A relatively inexpensive video card can easily play Diablo III on the highest settings.