A Few Benchmarks Of The AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 3 December 2015 at 02:52 PM EST. 24 Comments
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For those excited to see some AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" notebook benchmarks on Linux, here are a few numbers.

In continuation of yesterday's article of The Toshiba Carrizo-Powered Laptop Is Screaming, Literally, it seems universally that my initial concern was correct that it's a faulty fan on this brand new Toshiba Satellite notebook.

So I called up Toshiba USA to try to RMA it... And even though this is a brand new, latest-generation Toshiba laptop, they wouldn't honor doing an RMA for a faulty fan and sounded like I would end up having to pay for it to be repaired. (Or I could take it apart myself and void whatever this worthless warranty is in the process...) Since it was new, the outsourced telephone representative was telling me to take it back to the retailer. So that's what I plan to do. Assuming it gets refunded fine, I think I've had enough of this short-lived, cheap Toshiba laptop experience.

However, before doing so, I decided to at least boot up an Ubuntu 15.10 Live distribution from USB and run a few benchmarks, for what it's worth. While running the benchmarks I was trying to run it where the noise wasn't horribly loud and would still allow sufficient ventilation for the laptop.

Anyhow, at least the peak reported system temperature was 72C and an average of 60C.

If you want to see some C-Ray, FLAC audio, Stockfish, and OpenSSL benchmark results while the system monitoring module was activated, see this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

For those curious about the Radeon graphics performance out of this A10-8700P Carrizo APU, there are some Xonotic results via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

Unfortunately, that's it for this brief Toshiba Carrizo 15.6-inch laptop testing under Ubuntu Linux... Being bound by the Live OS and 8GB of RAM plus the concern of heat with the faulty heatsink fan, I stopped there and packaged it back up to return it. Unless I find some other low-cost A10-8700P laptop that fits the tight budget, and the return goes fine, this is sadly the last of the benchmarks for this Toshiba Satellite L55D-C5269 and will have to wait for some other interesting AMD APUs to come around.
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