AMD A8-5600K Trinity Desktop APU Review

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SiSoftware Sandra 2012 SP6 Memory Bandwidth

Sisoftware Sandra 2011 SP5

The Sisoftware Sandra 2012 SP3 benchmark utility just came out a few weeks
ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2012 comes with
support for Virtualisation (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and
GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 DirectCompute), but today we will be using the
program to look at memory and CPU performance!

ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX Intel Z77 Sandra 2012 SP4c Memory Benchmark Scores

Benchmark Results: It is still a little surprising to see that memory performance has dropped in the second generation Trinity APU’s. The AMD A8-5600K has an aggregate memory performance of ~14.22GB/s while the first generation A8-3870K has and aggregate performance of ~15.12GB/s. This is a 6% difference in the wrong direction, performance should go up not down with the new generation.

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