AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU can reach 6.5GHz with LN2
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
AMD is claiming that its $140 A10-5800K Trinity APU is capable of up to 6.5GHz with LN2 cooling. This makes it superior to Intel’s offerings in terms of “GHz-bang-for-buck” considering a 2500K costs $220 and would struggle to get near those same speeds under LN2, whilst the new Ivy Bridge chips are even more expensive but are capable of a similar level.
The A10-5800K is based on the second generation 32nm Piledriver processor architecture and these results suggest that we should expect great things from AMD’s Piledriver FX processors (in terms of extreme overclocking) that are due to be released soon with the same processor architecture.
Obviously, its worth pointing out straight away that extreme overclocking results generally have little consequence on the real world performance of these chips. However, What this does show is that if you are into extreme overclocking then you’d be better placed snatching those records with Trinity than you would with Sandy/Ivy Bridge – especially if you’re on a budget (consider most extreme overclockers kill several processors before they get the clock speed they want).