AMD A10-6800K Richland Review

Test Setup

AMD A10-6800K Richland Review  

Test Setup

AMD A10-6800K
Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
Intel i3 3220 Gigabyte Z77 UP4TH
4GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz @ 1333MHz
AMD Stock Cooler
Mushkin Joule 1000W
Windows 7 x64

It should be evident that we're testing a realistic scenario in terms of the motherboard, RAM, and cooling solutions used for our setup. This is to showcase the real world performance and characteristics of the hardware in the spotlight, to benefit those wanting to invest in such a solution. 

As this review shall be looking at the stock results of the A10-6800K, as well as the alternative solutions being used for comparison, all hardware on show will be tested as if it were just taken out of its box and turned on. No overclocking, no XMP profiles, no other optimisations that would deviate from the stock results. 

AMD A10-6800k Richland Review

The frequency being shown is one of the 6800K's Turbo steps, which goes up to a maximum of 4.4GHz. When fully stressed, the chip operates at 4.1GHz over all cores.


AMD A10-6800k Richland Review

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Most Recent Comments

05-06-2013, 01:36:13

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

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

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

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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