AMD Trinity FM2 APU Preview Review 76

AMD Trinity FM2 APU Preview Review

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You've seen the leaks and read the speculation, but that is all about to change. Yes, the new AMD FM2 APUs have landed at TechPowerUp. Today, we only have a preview of the AMD APUs, but you can definitely expect to see a whole lot of APU reviews in the coming days as they get reviewed by TechPowerUp and other sites.
Of course, I posted pictures of my first test chip back in July. I have since then had the pleasure of using an AMD FM2 APU for daily tasks with my main rig, and I have been using that AMD A10-5800K on the sly for the last three months. Let's just say, yes, I am very familiar with them. A short time before today, as I was prepping the actual review by doing all the needed benchmarks, AMD let us know that we could go ahead and post a preview to show you guys not only what is coming by also including some game performance numbers. A lot of people are asking whether this is "Just another AMD Launch?" and "Why do I even care?", so let's see if we can't clear the air a bit and get some of those questions answered. Let's take a look without any further ado. A list of detailed specifications, and the models that should be launching in just a short time, are shown below:


TECH/PACKAGE:32 nm, FM2 socket
TDP:CPU Power: 65W and 100W configurations
PROCESSOR:“Piledriver” 32nm HKMG process core (up to 4 cores),
up to 128 KB L1 Cache (64 KB Instruction, 64 KB Data)
Up to 4 MB L2, 2 x 128-bit FPUs / compute module
MEMORY:Up to DDR3 1866 @ 1.5V
GRAPHICS:Up to 384 Radeon Cores 2.0, DirectX 11 capable, UVD3, VCE
DISPLAYS:3x Digital Display: each supporting Display Port, HDMI or DVI
1x Additional digital display supported using DP 1.2 daisy-chain connection
  • Multiple low-power states
  • 32-nm process for decreased power consumption
  • System Management Mode (SMM)
  • ACPI-compliant, including support for processor performance states (P-states),
    processor power states (C-states), and sleep states including S0, S3, S4, and S5
  • Per compute module power gating (CC6)
  • PCIe core power gating
  • PCIe speed power policy
  • GPU power gating of Radeon Cores and video decode (UVD3)
  • AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology


APU ModelA10-5800KA10-5700A8-5600KA8-5500A6-5400KA4-5300
AMD Radeon BrandHD 7660DHD 7660DHD 7560DHD 7560DHD 7540DHD 7480D
AMD Radeon Cores384384256256192128
GPU Clockspeed800 MHz800 MHz760 MHz760 MHz760 MHz723 MHz
CPU Cores444422
CPU Clock (Turbo/Base) GHz4.2/ 3.84.0/ 3.43.9/ 3.63.7/ 3.23.8/ 3.63.6/ 3.4
Total Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB4 MB1 MB1 MB
Max DDR31866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz1600 MHz
AMD Turbo CORE 3.0YesNoYesNoYesNo
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