AMD is expected to announce the coming Trinity architecture in Q2 and we have now found some of the first benchmarks out in the wild. We see a huge boost in graphics performance, and a small boost in processor performance.
AMD A10-5800K will be the top model in the coming Trinity APU family and will sport two Piledriver modules with cour cores in total, and six VLIW4 clusters for a total of 384 Radeon cores. This configuration of Trinity is code-named Devastator. The four processor cores are clocked at 3-8 GHz with a Turbo mode at 4 2 GHz, while the graphics is clocked at 800 MHz (!). A10-5800K will still be within the 100W TDP envelope on paper, which is quite impressive.
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The first benchmarks have surfaced and they show a diverse range of results, although all are positive when compared to AMD:s current range of APUs. The processor has been compared to A8-3850, which is identical to A8-3870K besides the clock frequency that is 100 MHz lower.
In graphics Trinity sets new records for integrated graphics, and the results in 3DMark06 are just above 50 percent better. When we look at the results we see that the graphics lifts A10-5800K, while the processor portion gets a mild increase of 12.8 procent, despite the much higher clock frequencies. They also ran SuperPi, which is not the best measurement for performance today. A10-5800K was 8.7 percent better than A8-3850 there.
AMD has promised a big boost with the new generation, but it could very well only be in newer applications that uses all of the new instructions and functions of the Piledriver architecture. The graphics does not disappoint and the power consumption is the same, or even better than the current A8 series, which makes it easier to accept the smaller boost in processor performance.