In 2011 when AMD first launched its new fusion technology processors, there were many questions with its performance to value ratio. This new APU series was the first of its kind, and no one was sure how well it would develop in the consumer world. However, over the last few years, we have seen AMD improve this platform with the release of its “Trinity” processing power and the APU series has grown to be a leading performer with this unique platform. The AMD APU series combines the CPU and GPU under one processing unit providing great computing prowess while fitting in consumers’ budgets.
Today, we are going to be previewing a new advancement level with this technology. AMD has taken the FM2 based socket and its improved “Piledriver” Cores to the next level. With the improved emphasis on performance, we can’t wait to dive in and put this new AMD A-Series A10-6800k to the test.
To really put the A10-6800K through its paces, we will be using some of today’s newest benchmarks to see how well the improved “Piledriver” cores and the new Radeon 8670D graphics die perform. We are using our MSI A85XA-GD65 motherboard which has the latest updated A85X BIOS. Let’s get to it!