AMD A10-6800K Richland Review

Hitman: Absolution

AMD A10-6800K Richland Review  

Hitman: Absolution

Another game from one of AMD's bundles and another clear win for the APUs. We completed six separate runthroughs to include a variety of settings and resolutions - 1080p, 720p, Lowest preset, Medium preset, 0xAA, and 8xAA.
As is evident from the results, the i3's HD2500 really is lacking in gaming performance, though it's nice that the benchmarks ran at all. 

Once again we see a marginal performance increase throughout the board for the 6800K when compared to its predecessor. The gain's there, but it's not as big as we feel it should be.  



In the above results we can see that the 6800K's maximum FPS is inordinately high, and we're classing it as an outlier to our results. 

    

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05-06-2013, 01:36:13

NeverBackDown
I wonder how much the 2133mhz memory would improve scores? Apu's are known for loving fast speeds so running at 2133mhz vs 1333mhz should improve scores quite a bit I would assume. Nevertheless still a great chip.

Good job on this review Josh! I was actually surprised. In the first page(not trying to be picky) I felt there were way to many commas. I ain't no English major but seems too many were used
Keep up the good workQuote

05-06-2013, 02:28:40

The Orange One
Good work with the review Josh!
That APU seems like a great little chip, for the money!Quote

05-06-2013, 02:29:57

Zoot
I was expecting a bit of a bump when it came to GPU performance.

But I guess it makes more sense that this is just really a minor refresh, given that Kaveri is supposed to arrive towards the back half of the year.Quote

05-06-2013, 05:15:11

lollyhayes
I don't really understand why you ran your 1600mhz hyper-x at 1333. You have deliberately nerfed performance of the GPU. If users look at other reviews where the correct memory frequency was used (2133) the performance gains of the gpu are noticeable over the 5800k and destroy the intel i-3.

Bottom line - this is not a fair "real world test" who uses 1600mhz ram at 1333 mhz... REALLY.
I mean who even buys 1333mhz ram these days - NOBODY.
My conclusion is that you are just a bunch of intel lackeys...
Rerun the test fairly please.Quote

05-06-2013, 05:19:54

tinytomlogan
We ran at 1333 as we do ALL stock runs. Even the haswell review stock tests are at 1333 because thats what systems auto set themselves too.

Josh did not have time to run faster mem tests, all results in this review we ran while he was here the other week. Adding in extra mem speeds would have required a: them all to match to be comparable and b: taken twice as long which was just not possible.

I can say in our testing 2133 was not achievable with the Richland APU on test today.Quote
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