|AMD A8-5600K APU Trinity Desktop Processor|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Wednesday, 03 October 2012|
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AMD A8-5600K APU Trinity Desktop Processor
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, INC. (AMD)
Product Name: A8-5600K
Model Number: AD580KWOHJBOX
Price as Tested: $109.99 (Newegg)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by AMD.
Right on track, well after Ivy Bridge, AMD has released their second generation of Accelerated Processing Units in the form of the Trinity series A8-5600K and the A8-5600k. Last week, we brought you a preview of these two APUs just to give you a taste of their gaming performance and some of their specifications. Today, at Benchmark Reviews, we are going in detail for a full work-over of the A10-5800 APU.
Unfortunately, six months is a long time. A lot can happen in six months, and a lot of processors can be sold. Based on the performance that we have seen up to this point, the second generation AMD APUs are set to beat their equivalently priced Ivy Bridge counterparts quite handily. The problem is finding the group of customers who waited patiently for their appearance and held off from buying an Intel system.
Last week we saw some details about the new Trinity APUs, including some of the impressive GPU numbers they put up. Today we can get into more of the details, including what they cost and a more robust selection of benchmarks. With the A10-5800K retailing at Newegg.com for $129.99 today, that puts it right in the market of the i3-3220. We have comparison tests ready to go for those two processors, as well as a slew of benchmarks comparing graphics in all their varieties. The closest comparable CPU in price to the A8-5600K is the i3-2100, which I tested against the A8-3850 last year. Since the A8-5600K had no trouble keeping up with the i3-3220, I didn't bother re-testing the i3-2100 for this review.
For reference, I've listed a chart below with all of the Trinity series FM2 APUs and their respective specifications.