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FM2 Platform: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Mainboard and AMD A10-5800K Processor Review
As far as Trinity Desktop is concerned - it was a step forward in both CPU and GPU performance. It delivers excellent performance for the price when used with real applications that most people use daily.
Using benches designed primarily to measure IPC and Intel CPUs, isn't representative at all of how most CPUs/APUs perform real world. That's why it's very misleading to continue to do this when many people now understand the shortcomings of using the benches as the primary means to determine system performance.
If you look at this problem digitally you'll see my point.
Office productivity. A10 yes, i3 yes
Media encoding. A10 yes, i3 yes
Video playback. A10 yes, i3 yes
Gaming. A10 yes, i3 no
That says it all. The i3 can't game and the A10 can and in a family dual use PC it is important for a computer to be capable of playing a game. Users don't care about a 10% performance difference or whether or not their computer pulled 30Whrs or 33Whrs while turned on. They're close enough. But the i3 isn't close enough to be able to game at all so the A10 has a lot of advantage there and shouldn't be thrown under the bus.
Good review but is it possible to use a more realistic loading profile like ~ 20% and do a direct comparison to an i3 @ the same load profile, that will be the only true way of comparing Intel vs AMD
Please do a GBIT test on this MB - I can say 100% certain this MB should be correctly labeled 100MBps. Because that's the most you're going to get out of it. Tried it with W7 & Ubuntu.
Filed already a complaint about this. Realtek is advertising gbit network everywhere on all their products on all MBs but in reality the maximum speed is 100MBps so this is false advertising top to bottom! Unless I see a driver update (and I can tell... I tried a hundred different setups & drivers) this nic just isn't gbit and should be properlly labeled.
I thought xbitlabs is a serious reviewer and trusted you - got me into buying a worthles piece of junk for my needs(and my needs include mandatory gbit!).
"Gigabit" here seems to be just Realteks brand for these crappy nics...
If you want really good true Gbit nics buy some intel ones... they may build overpriced cpus and all but they sure as hell do some fine nics!
Other then the problem with the nic the MB is fabulous btw and pairs up very well with the A10 and amd optimized memory
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