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!
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.
As someone wrote in the wrong thread, there is a bug in the final “performance per watt” graph: the overclocked perf per watt should be lower than the other two.
Yep, it seems that the "performance-per-watt" code is still wrong. Otherwise how could the overclocked chip have such good performance-per-watt values beating the stock chip by such a large difference? It consumes 45% more power than at stock speeds for a small 12% increase in performance. It should have much worse performance-per-watt. How can an article this wrong be published? No wonder no one takes phoronix seriously...
Uhh yeah performance per watt, wth is that anyways. Pure energy consumptions(Wh) in cray:
So A10-6800K get the job done with least consumed energy, next is A10-5800K and the last is that overclocked 6800K.Code:octave:5> 160.5*33.05/3600 ans = 1.4735 octave:6> 114.4*39.92/3600 ans = 1.2686 octave:7> 112*36.89/3600 ans = 1.1477
This is Phoronix, Larabel has to ad whore himself out with about a dozen say nothing articles a day. If you think the masturbatory linkback soup that is the standard Phoronix news piece is bad, try it without Adblock, they are so prevalent that the entire article is nothing but links.
Most of the benchmark software seems to be about as useful as that crap SuperPI. The gaming benchmarks are a total joke, since he can't even be bothered to even use something like the HL2:Lost Coast benchmark, which at least was for many years a decent GPU test on Windows. That the latest Unigine benchmark runs at 6FPS no matter the GPU doesn't say much, you need something closer to real world expectations.
Maybe the prices are more then $20 difference in the shitty shops in you country but around here is $130 for A10-5800K and $150 for the A10-6800K, $20 is a decent tradeoff for a solid across the board 10% increase in CPU and GPU performance, $25-30 if you are building new and make full use of the 6800K's ability to use DDR3 2133 without having to overclock, as well as if you do want to overclock you will see the GPU performance scale linearly with DDR3 speed. Though your best gaming performance is going to be from manually controlling the system's ability to downclock, you want to force the CPU to stay on full blast while gaming.
The possibility of GDDR5 DIMMs to pair with the Kaveri? Hows some info from some reputable sources?