SiSotft Sandra 2012

SiSoft Sandra 2012 SP6 is used in the test for the memory performance, arithmetic, mutlimedia and transcoding capability of the APU.

The BIOSTAR HiFi A85X with the A10-5800K will be tested against the ASRock A75 Extreme6 + A3850(Socket FM1), ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 and BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 using the Core i5 3570K processor.

In Memory Performance, we can see that the new series of processors hasn’t change much in memory performance. In fact, the higher latency and increased bandwidth didn’t change that. In fact the Socket FM1 seems to do slightly better.

Memory benchmarks of AMD A10-5800K on BIOSTAR Hi-FI A85X

Likewise in Processor Arithmetic, the Intel processors have always outperform. Nevertheless the new FM2 processor A10-5800K does have some improvement at 42.7 GOPs.

What about multimedia ? Again, we see that the A10-5800K is still no match for the Intel Core i5-3570K. One thing to note is that, the performance has dramatically improved from 48.44 Mpixels and has doubled to 117 Mpixel/s.

Next we check out transcoding test

Transcoding has been one of the more important features that Lucid Virtu can take advantage of. It’s main purpose is to tap the power of the APU to do faster transcoding when using an external graphics card. From the chart, we can see that the A10-5800K has improved over the Socket FM1 A8-3850 processor. The score is 2450KB/s or 2.45MB/s. Although it is still slower than the Intel counterparts, it is 5 tmes it’s predecessor.


4 thoughts on “Review of Biostar Hi-Fi A85X Socket FM2 Trinity motherboard with A10-5800K processor”
  1. AMDroid, u r right about the board, I thought i would also get a review on the Audio system,

  2. And the review didn’t touch on the Audio aspect??? That is one of the strengths of this board! The comparo is also invalid, it should be tested with Intel i3s and similar lower-end CPUs, not the more expensive i5s. Of course the more expensive platform would win, and those synthetic benchmarks mean nothing because most of them don’t reflect real-world performance in games and multi-threaded, highly optimized programs. Plus a lot of them are Intel-optimized since they mostly use Intel-compilers which naturally would benefit Intel CPUs more.

    I would like a more comprehensive review of the Audio system on this board since it is one of only two FM2 boards that use the high-end Realtek ALC898 audio chip (the other being the AsRock FM2A85X Extreme 6), most of the other boards use the low-end ALC892 or 888 audio chip. The ALC898 on this board has superior SNR for both output & inputs (109+ dB) and it should be evident in use.

  3. Definitively a nice looking mainboard, the CPU Vcore regulator looks sturdy and all in all it made a good impression to me 🙂
    And for relatively cheap price it offer competitive speed to Intel competitor at premium price. Socket FM2 show a good start!

  4. awesome!

    hope AMD did a good job so Intel will lower their CPU price.

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