Processing Power Benchmarks
We’ll begin with the processing / computing benchmark.
PC Mark 8 v2.0
Below are the details of the Creative test used – stock vs overclocked, vs a Core i5 4670K.
x264 – 10bit to 8bit Video Conversion
The source video is a 720p MKV file that is 90 seconds in duration. x264 settings at the slowest.
|AMD A10-7850K||335 seconds|
|AMD A10-7850K OC 4.4Ghz||327 seconds|
|AMD A10-6800K 4.1ghz||407 seconds|
|AMD A10-6800K OC 4.8Ghz||396 seconds|
|Intel Core i5-4670K||228 seconds|
|AMD FX-8350||188 seconds|
Impressive! The slower speed APU processed faster, I didn’t see that one coming. I did a bit of studying on this, it seems that it’s documented in one of AMD’s datasheet that they increased the IPC (Instructions per clock) for the new APU.
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Converting 16 18 megapixel RAW file (CR2 format) into JPG format.
|AMD A10 7850K||168 seconds|
|AMD A10 7850K OC 4.4Ghz||135 seconds|
|Intel Core i5-4670K||112 seconds|
|AMD FX-8350||123 seconds|
Default CPU test
|AMD A10-7850K OC 4.4Ghz||315|
|Intel Core i5-4670K||569|
IPC increments aside, the APU is still no match to Intel’s Core i5 and AMD’s own FX range of processors.
Let’s move on to the benchmarks for the APU’s graphic capability.