|AMD Trinity APU A10-5800K & A8-5600K Preview|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012|
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AMD Second Generation A-Series APU Preview Conclusion
I've still got a lot of testing to do to make a final evaluation of the AMD Second Generation A-Series APUs, but so far, I like what I see. AMD says that the A10-5800K will compare in price to the i3-3220. This price range is a niche that AMD generally holds onto very well. From the brief taste of performance potential we have seen here, it looks like AMD is going to continue the tradition of excellence they have achieved in the ~$100 to $150 price range.
One of the most obvious uses for processors in this range is for media PCs and Home Theater PCs. That topic is particularly close to my heart. I have to admit, however, that I am using an i3-2100 currently in my HTPC. The reason for that is because it does everything I need it to. I would have used the A8-3850, but I decided to use that in a different machine that was going to be used more robustly than the HTPC. I am very excited, however, to see how the A10-5800K and the A8-5600K stack up in terms of HTPC usage. I find it very likely that my i3-2100 will soon be replaced.
To finish off this preview, I would invite you to leave your comments on what you want to see for the full reviews of the A10-5800K and the A8-5600K. This is one of those rare chances that we get to preview a new item before it officially hits the market and I can actually solicit your direct feedback for what you want to see in a future article. Please let me know and I will try to get as much of it packed into the next couple of weeks as possible.