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Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Sep 4, 2012

AMD Trinity Prices And Performance Benchmarks Leaked (Rumor)

If you’re looking to build a budget PC, many people will point you to Intel’s i3 line. Sure, it’s not going to bring you the fastest speeds, but it’ll get the job done, and it gets you HD 2500 graphics to get you by. However, you’re not really going to want to use it for gaming without a dedicated GPU. However, rumors indicate that the next round of APU’s from AMD is set to not only beat Intel in terms of cost, but also in the realm of integrated graphics.

Above, you can see the list of upcoming processors from the AMD camp. Their most expensive chip is only around $130, and it gives you four cores running at 3.8GHz, 4MB of cache, and ad TDW of just 100W. What’s really interesting is that their cheapest offering is less than half of that, and all of the chips feature AMD’s 7000-series graphics, with DX11 support. How good are the graphics? Check the chart below for AMD’s comparison of their top chip, versus Intel’s i7 3770K.

Bear in mind, these appear to be a comparison of the on-board graphics, and not true tests of processing power.  I went ahead and pulled the numbers from AnandTech’s review of the 3770K, and added them to the chart (which AMD failed to do). The numbers for the A10 are only estimates. I pulled the data from AnandTech’s review, and then added the rough percentage increase that AMD listed. The numbers aren’t as impressive as the chart would have you believe, because they start at 80%.

Except for Metro 2033, all of these games are playable on the A10-5800K at 1680 x 1050. That’s actually pretty impressive for on-board graphics. Unfortunately what we don’t know is how well these chips stack up against Ivy Bridge in terms of CPU processing. Thanks to the low power draw, we should see the ability to overclock, but again, we aren’t going to really be able to tell how the chips stack up until some official (non-AMD) benchmarks come out.

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