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    Phoronix: AMD A10-6800K Richland APU On Linux

    Earlier this month AMD unveiled their Richland desktop APUs as an upgraded version of Trinity. While still based upon Piledriver CPU cores, the AMD A10-6800K APU under Linux is a modest upgrade until the arrival of the Jaguar-based APUs. For starting off our Linux testing of the A10-6800K are Ubuntu Linux benchmarks of this high-end Richland APU compared against the A10-5800K Trinity APU.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18837

  • #2
    what about iGPU?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by chris200x9 View Post
      what about iGPU?
      Originally posted by Phoronix
      For those that have been wondering about AMD Richland APUs, hopefully this article provides some guidance on the CPU side. The Radeon graphics testing will be coming up in another Phoronix article for both the open-source and closed-source Catalyst drivers.
      Reading is hard.

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      • #4
        ok... summing up:
        if AMD goes to smaller feature sizes and further increses frequency, it will be a hell of a CPU... i mean 65% increased performance per watt is quite a "hausnummer" Germans would say

        what does it actually mean that the time graphs go further.. does it really take longer? i somehow get puzzled there everytime. as it looks like the higher frequency with slightly higher power consumption would need longer. which for average may do no harm but for total consumption per task be a total disaster and would be inconsistent with the performance numbers from the other graphs.

        plase, can someone explain these graphs to me? (FLAC audio encoding is a rather remarkable one of that kind...)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          Reading is hard.
          It really is.

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          • #6
            AMD jucked up some of the code for it's newer CPU's
            "The Overclocker "The Stilt" from Finland has managed to optimize SuperPI performance on AMD systems"
            http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD...ilt,23213.html
            is it fixxed on Linux?

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            • #7
              Superpi is worthless as a benchmark. It's almost entirely x87 code. It's easy to verify, just run a profiler on it.

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              • #8
                I'm actually surprised about the difference between Richland and Trinity. I didn't think it was going to be that large of a difference. By the time I'd need to get a Richland system I'm sure Kaveri will be out though, so I think that's going to be what my next upgrade will end up being. Depends on the GCN situation on Linux at the time, however.

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                • #9
                  As I thought, no need to "upgrade" from my 5800k yet then! Maybe the next revision will be a reason! Still 5800k gives decent performance for me!

                  Liam of GamingOnLinux.com

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                  • #10
                    Let's see performance in games...

                    I hope that we also have (when the announced boards start to ship) a review of one of those mini-ITX Kabini mobos with the AMD A6-5200

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by liamdawe View Post
                      As I thought, no need to "upgrade" from my 5800k yet then! Maybe the next revision will be a reason! Still 5800k gives decent performance for me!

                      Liam of GamingOnLinux.com
                      A 6800K is a 5800K rebrand with slightly higher frequencies and much higher price, that's all.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                        Phoronix: AMD A10-6800K Richland APU On Linux

                        Earlier this month AMD unveiled their Richland desktop APUs as an upgraded version of Trinity. While still based upon Piledriver CPU cores, the AMD A10-6800K APU under Linux is a modest upgrade until the arrival of the Jaguar-based APUs. For starting off our Linux testing of the A10-6800K are Ubuntu Linux benchmarks of this high-end Richland APU compared against the A10-5800K Trinity APU.

                        http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18837
                        " until the arrival of the Jaguar-based APUs." Ahem Jaguar based apus are for mobile platform(kabini), and not upgrade for Richland. That update is called kaveri and cpu cores are called steamroller.

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                        • #13
                          I'm not even suprised anymore. It's a classical Phoronix benchmark
                          If it's an nVidia benchmark, there are no ATi Cards, if it's an Intel
                          integrated graphics, they're not compared to ATi's APU's, and if it's
                          an AMD CPU you can be damn sure there won't be any Intel processor
                          thrown in for a good measure.

                          What's the point of this? If there is any inherent value in benchmarking
                          it's so that customers can evaluate performance/price/wattage ratios.
                          Why is it so hard for Phoronix to get this right is beyond me. Pshaw!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by clavko View Post
                            I'm not even suprised anymore. It's a classical Phoronix benchmark
                            If it's an nVidia benchmark, there are no ATi Cards, if it's an Intel
                            integrated graphics, they're not compared to ATi's APU's, and if it's
                            an AMD CPU you can be damn sure there won't be any Intel processor
                            thrown in for a good measure.

                            What's the point of this? If there is any inherent value in benchmarking
                            it's so that customers can evaluate performance/price/wattage ratios.
                            Why is it so hard for Phoronix to get this right is beyond me. Pshaw!
                            Ads revenues.

                            You will find Intel CPU benchmarks soon. And You will be able to compare them directly... You just wont find them on same graph. (Untill Michael do some bigger benchmark...)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                              A 6800K is a 5800K rebrand with slightly higher frequencies and much higher price, that's all.
                              No it's not. There were some die optimizations done. At the same clock speeds (overclocked 5800k), the a10-6800k draws less power. Comparing stock for stock, you get (slightly) better performance with the same power usage. Do a google search and you can confirm this via various tests.

                              That said, it's probably not worth the upgrade from the a10-5800k. If you don't already own a 5800k however, the a10-6800k is a damn solid performer.

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