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AMD A10-5700 review

AMD A10-5700 Trinity Desktop APU - Going Back for Seconds

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Overall rating 8/10
Performance:
7.5
Features:
8
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Ideal top-tier Trinity APU for non-overclockers
Great for HTPC and compact desktops
Multi-monitor gaming capable
Low power consumption
Affordable
THE BAD
Needs new Socket FM2 motherboards
Poor compute performance in some tests
Doesn't perform better than Llano all the time
Limited overclocking capabilities


Results - Cinebench 11.5 & Handbrake 0.9.4

Cinebench 11.5 Results

Just as we've pointed out in our review of the A10-5800K, the A10-5700 too isn't a true 'quad-core' processor. With only dual floating-point units available in the APU, its performance is strictly comparable in the dual-core processor world. As such, the A10-5700 came up to be even slower than the A10-5800K and trailed behind the previous generation A8-3850 APU by a margin of 14%. Seems like the floating point performance is really not up to scratch on the Piledriver core.

 

Handbrake 0.9.4 Results

On Handbrake, the performance turned in by the A10-5700 was in line with expectation as with the anemic sub-par achievement by the top-end A10-5800K, it came as no surprise that the former took an additional 34 seconds to complete encoding our test video file. Both the Trinity APUs lost to their previous generation counterpart, the A8-3850 APU while outperforming the Intel Core i3-3220.

Take note though, AMD has mentioned that the latest revision of Handbrake will come with OpenCL acceleration and that should help it take advantage of the built-in GPU to accelerate such encoding tasks. We'll run another story soon to showcase the differences brought about from using the latest optimized applications.