To test Richland, we used an Asus F2A85-M Pro, which is based on AMD's A85x chipset. We used 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1,600MHz DDR3 memory and an OCZ Vector SSD, while we switched to 8GB 2,133MHz Corsair Dominator GT memory to test the effects of faster memory on graphics performance. We also took the opportunity to re-run our benchmarks on the A10-5800K and the A10-5700 at stock speeds.
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Below is a list of the applications we've used for our testing:
We've used Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, as this is the most flexible and reliable 64-bit OS for testing the applications above.
- Asus F2A85-M PRO motherboard
- 8GB (2x 4GB) G.Skill Ripjaw 1,600MHz DDR3 memory (CL9)
- 256GB OCZ Vertex 3
- Corsair H80i CPU cooler
- PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W PSU