When it comes CPU, AMD is not doing well and has officially announced the end of FX series line up. Although it is a bad news for us but at the same time the company said that it will now focus on next-generation APUs. AMD Kaveri APUs are expected to launch early next year housing SteamrollerB CPU cores and GCN 2.0 graphics. Recently, 3DMark scores of the flagship AMD A10-7850K APU were leaked making it 40% faster than Haswell Core i5-4570K. Today, a Japanese website leaked Cinebench R15 CPU benchmarks of A10-7850K as well.
AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Cinebench R15 Score
AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU will feature four SteamrollerB CPU cores and GCN 2.0 Radeon graphics with DirectX 11.1 and AMD Mantle support. The CPU is expected to be 20% faster compared to Richland while the GPU will have a 30% performance gain over Richland. Kaveri APUs have a major advantage over Intel CPUs in terms of graphics since they come with discrete Radeon graphics iGPUs.
The CPU-Z screenshot above shows that AMD A10-7850K will be compatible with Socket FM2+ (906) and will come with 4 MB L2 cache. It will also house GCN 2.0 Radeon R7 graphics with 512 Stream processors and the new Turbo Core 3.0 technology. AMD A10-7850K is manufactured using the 28 nm process, other than that not much is revealed.
The GPU-Z failed to recognize AMD A10-7850K’s iGPU so we cannot provide any accurate information. Early benchmarks are always doubtful but are enough to build-up the curiosity. The A10-7850K is reported to be 40% faster than Intel Core i5-4570K in 3DMark and 8% in PCMark 8. The disappoint comes in terms of CPU performance which is measured through Cinebnech R15.
AMD A10-7850K managed to score only 88 points in Cinebench R15 which is even slower than Intle Core i5-3317U (Low Voltage) SoC. Intel’s Core i7 4770K scores nearly double compared to A10-7850K. As long as the SteamrollerB cores do not bottleneck the GPU and compromise the performance in games, I think its good to go. Lets just wait for real world performance numbers.
Source: Hermitage Akihabara