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AMD A10-5800K
DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Teusday

AMD A10-5800K:
 
@ Anandtech
 @ Guru3D
 @ HardwareHeaven
 @ Hi Tech Legion
 @ HotHardware
 @ KitGuru
 @ Legit Reviews
 @ PCPer
 @ Technic3D
 @ TechPowerUp
 @ TechwareLabs

AMD A8-5600K:
 @ Anandtech
 @ HotHardware
 @ PCPer
 @ TechPowerUp
 @ Vortez

Audio
CM Storm Sonuz Headset @ eTeknix

Case
CM Storm Scout 2 Case @ Benchmark Reviews
XSPC H1 "Hive" Cube+ @ PureOverclock

Cooler
DeepCool Gamer Storm Assassin @ PureOverclock
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme @ BCCHardware

CPU
All Core i3 Models @ Hardware Secrets
AMD A8-3850 CPU @ Rbmods

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

Portable
Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook @ TechSpot
Acer Iconia Tab A210 @ XSReviews
iPhone 5 @ Tweaktown

Storage
KingFast F3 Plus 240GB SSD @ Tweaktown
Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD @ The SSD Review



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Plenty of time for reviews
By Beenthere on 10/2/2012 1:38:02 PM , Rating: 2
With Trinity desktop APUs having been available to OEMs for months, hardware reviewers should have had no problem running tests long before today.

All the reviews that I have read seem to agree that the Trinity desktop APU is a nice step forward and an excellent low cost desktop solution. Dollar for dollar AMD is offering good choices for mainstream consumers.

Vishera will continue that trend and should be here in just a couple weeks.

It's nice to see AMD headed in the right direction and gaining momentum.




RE: Plenty of time for reviews
By bsd228 on 10/2/2012 2:38:30 PM , Rating: 1
I can't see any reason to buy this cpu line when you consider the cost of the case,mb,memory,hdd and the added performance that an i5 would give you for just $100 more.


RE: Plenty of time for reviews
By autoboy on 10/2/2012 2:47:56 PM , Rating: 2
For casual users the extra 2 cores of the i5 go to waste. They don't use much CPU horsepower. Trinity looks pretty good for casual computer shoppers.

For an enthusiast Trinity makes no sense at all except in your wife's computer. In fact, the whole i3 line also makes little sense considering a quad core is 2 large pizzas away.


RE: Plenty of time for reviews
By Beenthere on 10/2/2012 4:31:35 PM , Rating: 2
bsd228-

For many people, especially in these economically tough times a $100 more is a big deal. In addition unless all you do is run benchmarks all day long, spending $100 more on an i5 may net you nothing of value at all - depending on what you use your PC for. That's why it's nice to have many options to meet all consumer needs.

The price of the case, mobo, RAM, etc. is going to be similar in price to those for an i3/i5 and in some cases actually cheaper with the AMD hardware over Intel.

The bottom line is buy what makes you happy - if you have the $$$. Most people will be perfectly happy with the Trinity APUs because it's all they need. If you need more and have the cash, then buy an i5 if that's what makes you happy.

It's worth noting that the FM2 mobo socket design is fixed for the next several years so all the updated AMD APUs will plug right in unlike Intel that changes sockets all the time, thus requiring a new mobo at the minimum.


RE: Plenty of time for reviews
By Jeffk464 on 10/2/2012 7:51:33 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I have an FM1 board. :(


RE: Plenty of time for reviews
By Jeffk464 on 10/2/2012 7:50:15 PM , Rating: 2
If you were to actually read the reviews you would see that Trinity actually outperforms Core i5 in anything that uses the gpu portion of the APU. Before you completely discount trinity you need to ask how the potential buyer will be using it. For anyone planning on multimedia and light to moderate gaming, trinity is a better choice. Like stated most people won't see any benefit of a core i5 over core i3.


Best chip for most users
By edge929 on 10/10/2012 12:50:09 PM , Rating: 2
Trinity should be a no-brainer for anyone who wants a general-use computer and occasional gaming. At 1366x768 (laptop) resolution, a 7660 should handle any current game on medium settings (one exception might be BF3). Not bad for a $120 quad-core chip. I don't think it's possible to get the same performance from individual CPU and GPU purchases for the same amount.




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