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AMD A10-5700 Vs A8-5500

The A10-5700 and the A8-5500 are AMD’s Trinity APUs. These APUs come with improved bulldozer cores called piledriver, which improved upon the earlier bulldozer and raised max clock frequency while reducing power consumption.

The A10-5700 has 200 MHz base clock and 300 MHz higher turbo clock. The A10-5700 is, therefore, slightly faster.

The A10-5700 also comes with better integrated graphics. Its Radeon HD 7660D has 384 cores as compared to 256 core in the Radeon HD 7650D ( which is part of the A8-5500).

Table : A10-5700 Vs A8-5500 Feature Differences

Feature A10-5700 A8-5500
Core Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 4
Cache Organization 4 MB L2 4 MB L2
Turbo Frequency 4.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
TDP Rating 65 Watts 65 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866
Integrated Graphics Radeon HD 7660D at 760 MHz (384 Radeon cores) Radeon HD 7560D at 760 MHz (256 Radeon cores)

Some more details of A10-5700
The Trinity A10-5700 APU brings with it improve integrated graphics , better pile driver core all while keeping the power envelope in 65 Watts – at the lower end for the desktop APUs. It makes up a great processor for gaming, especially when you do not wish to spend extra bucks on graphics card. You will find it more responsive than the Intel’s Sandy Bridge. Intel’s Ivy Bridge is better, in general, in the CPU performance while still trying to catch up AMD in the graphics front.

Some more details of A8-5500

The Trinity A8-5500 APU bring with a great integrated graphics in the form of Radeon HD 7560D, that allows you to play most of the games at decent fps – and yes, you don’t have to put up an extra graphics in most cases. That makes it better that the Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. You dont have to think twice when you are looking for cheap gaming desktop processor APU. In CPU performance the quad core 3.2 GHz is not bad at all, especially considering, ,most of us will rarely reach 30% of the CPU utilization. And if you do need the CPU horsepower, the Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge is a competitive choice.

In the next post we will cover the benchmark comparisons.

Also Read

- AMD Trinity Architecture – Though the material is for notebook Trinity, most of the material applies to the desktop Trinity as well.

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