AMD Trinity A10-5800K APU Preview


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The AMD Trinity A10-5800K APU is set to hit the market in the near future. To that end, we are able to share a limited amount of details at this point, but we thought a teaser preview might pique your interest. This 2nd generation AMD-A series APU boasts an unlocked quad core which comes in at a lofty max turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz and a base clock of 3.8 GHz.

The new Piledriver x86 core technology will have several enhancements over the previous Bulldozer APUs, and will include the following changes:

  • Supports up to 4 cores and support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA4/3, AVX, AES, XOP
  • Branch Prediction and Cache enhancements over the previous “Bulldozer” cores
  • 2 MB L2 cache per dual-core module (up to a total of 4 MB)
  • Max Turbo Frequencies up to 4.2 GHz
  • Configurable via AMD OverDrive

Much like Bulldozer, a Trinity ‘module’ is two integer cores and one floating point core. So “quad core” means that there are four integer cores, but there are only two floating point cores.

On the integrated graphics front, the A10-5800K will feature the HD 7660D graphics processor. The GPU clock speed is set at 800 MHz and includes 384 Radeon cores (Shaders). AMD A-Series APUs natively support AMD Eyefinity Technology, for up to four monitors.  Additionally, by adding a discrete graphics card to the fold, the dual graphics support can deliver a performance boost of up to 75 percent.

New GPU Core Basic Specifications:

  • Featuring VLIW 4 Architecture
  • Up to 384 Shaders
  • Up to 800 MHz
  • Up to 8xAA and 16AF Support
  • Controllable Via AMD OverDrive
  • DirectX 11 Support

 

As is customary here at Overclockers, we’ll have a full review ready for launch day, so stay tuned for that! It’s still unclear when the Piledriver CPUs will be released, but when we dive into the Trinity A10 APU we should get our first glimpse of the performance that AMD’s future Piledriver architecture will offer.

-Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)

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