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Going Back for Seconds
AMD A10-5700 - Going Back for Seconds
In October this year, we witnessed the official launch of AMD's desktop Trinity APU with its flagship AMD A10-5800K. Following this top-end APU like a loyal and trustworthy wingman, the A10-5700 is positioned as more power-efficient alternative to the A10-5800K. The former is rated at 65W TDP and in order to balance its performance with a lower power envelope, the A10-5700 is rated at 3.4GHz for its base clock speed (as opposed to 3.8GHz on the 5800K model). Its Turbo CPU clock is a respectable 4.0GHz (down from 4.2GHz on the speedier variant). However, the attractive aspect about this lower-powered APU is that it still features the same Radeon HD 7660D graphics core from more powerful counterpart, albeit with a lower GPU clock speed at 760MHz versus 800MHz.
With such a slight discount in its core speeds (both on the CPU and GPU portions), we do have the initial expectations that the A10-5700 shouldn't lag too far behind the A10-5800K. Hence, we decided to dip back into the buffet spread of Trinity APUs by going back for seconds with the A10-5700 on our plates. Priced at S$136, is it also a worthy buy? That's what we intend to find out as we compare it against the recently reviewed A10-5800K APU that has a suggested standalone price of S$169.
(Base / Turbo)
|L2 Cache||AMD Turbo
|Radeon Cores||GPU Clock
|DDR3 Memory Support|
|A10-5800K||HD 7660D||100W||4||3.8GHz / 4.2GHz||4MB||Yes||384||800MHz||
up to 1866MHz
|A10-5700||HD 7660D||65W||4||3.4GHz / 4.0GHz||4MB||Yes||384||760MHz||up to 1866MHz|
|A8-5600K||HD 7560D||100W||4||3.6GHz / 3.9GHz||4MB||Yes||256||760MHz||up to 1866MHz|
|A8-5500||HD 7560D||65W||4||3.2GHz / 3.7GHz||4MB||Yes||256||760MHz||up to 1866MHz|
|A6-5400K||HD 7540D||65W||2||3.6GHz / 3.8GHz||1MB||Yes||192||760MHz||up to 1866MHz|
|A4-5300||HD 7480D||65W||2||3.4GHz / 3.6GHz||1MB||Yes||128||723MHz||up to 1600MHz|
The AMD A10-5700 was tested with the MSI FM- A85XA-G65 motherboard as our initially used ASUS F2A85-M Pro motherboard developed technical issues. Otherwise, the test parameters used and all other comparisons are identical to our test setup documentation outlined in our review of the AMD A10-5800K APU. Considering its price point and specs, we'll closely monitor its results against the AMD A10-5800K APU and the Intel Core i3-3220 CPU.
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