AMD A8-Series microprocessor family
Not released yet
AMD recently launched their Trinity APUs for the desktop, with claims that the Piledriver CPU architecture would offer a 10-15% performance boost over Bulldozer, and the IGP will outperform Llano by a similar amount. We looked at several reviews to see how the performance of the top A10 and A8 APUs compare against the Llano A8 and A6 APUs, and against a similarly priced Intel Core i3-3220. Figures we provide in this article are a summary of benchmark results from around a dozen reviews.
Accelerated Processing Units can work together with discrete Radeon graphics cards, which for many graphics applications results in higher performance than the performance of the APU or the discrete GPU. This article lists limitations of this so called "Dual Graphics" technology, and provides a list of discrete graphics cards, recommended for use with A8-Series APUs.
At a glance
The number of cores:
L2 cache size (MB):