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AMD A10-7870K Review - Page 6

Submitted by Jason Singh on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:06
Introduction and specifications
Test system and methods and overclocking
Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 FM2+
Freesync - the Asus MG 279Q
Synthetic Performance
MOBA, Esports and VSR
 iGPU Gaming Performance
R9 285 Gaming Performance
Crossfire Gaming Performance

CPU Performance

Synthetic benchmarks are a quick way of assessing the performance of a CPU. These might or might not translate to real world performance but helps give one a good idea of what the CPU can actually handle. We noticed that the IPC of the A10-7870K was quite a good deal better than that of the FX Series of CPUs. Although both these CPUs fall into very different categories we can still use the FX CPUs as a yardstick. In the case of the A10-7870K , we can say that to a large degree, the real world performance benefits corresponded to it's synthetic performance. Overclocking did actually yield quite an improvement in performance. We settled at 4.5Ghz to represent the Overclocked performance as we found that to be the sweet spot. This is a 600Mhz overclock from stock speeds of 3.9Ghz and the benefits in performance are very noticeable. As a quad core processor, the performance gained through overclocking scaled quite well. In most of the benchmarks one can notice that at 4.5Ghz the A10-7870K emerges as quite the performer.



The Following benchmarks were used for testing the synthetic CPU performance of the A10-7870k:

  • Black Hole Benchmark
  • Cinebench 11.5
  • Cinebench 15
  • Geekbench 3.0
  • wPrime
  • Winrar








iGPU Performance

As we know an APU consists of a CPU+iGPU. Therefore, we remembered to test the iGPU Performance as well. Overclocking the iGPU wouldn't lead to a tremendous difference in performance. The margin by which performance increased as a result of CPU overclocks will not be the same for the performance increase in iGPU. Many users will still be able to get a very good experience out of this APU even without overclocking the clock speed of the iGPU. The performance numbers in the charts below are based on the synthetic performance. These will give the user a good ballpark figure of how the iGPU is likely to perform in games. We overclocked the iGPU from 866Mhz all the way to 1040Mhz.

STOCK=3.9hz (CPU), 866Mhz (iGPU)

OVERCLOCKED=4.5Ghz (CPU), 1040Mhz (iGPU)

The Following benchmarks were used for testing the synthetic CPU performance of the A10-7870k:

  • 3D Mark 11
  • Firestrike
  • Valley 1.0
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Catzilla







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