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Old March 22, 2013, 09:07 PM
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Temperature(Room is 22˚C)
Enter to OS Desktop - 40


CPU Full Speed - 55
LinX 0.6.4


Disabling AMD C&Q power saving feature do testing. 32nm APU and FX CPU are low temperature in most software.
Sometimes, even lower than room temperature, like 8~16. As CPU is not thermoelectric Cooling, it should be higher than room after power on.
Itís impossible numbers, so just ignore the AIDA.
As EasyTune6, CPU temperature is 55 as full speed which is quite good with mid end cooler.
As 32nm, the temperature performance is good. I recommend you to use MB bundle software or UEFI BIOS to check the accurate temperature.

Power Consumption
Enter to OS Desktop - 44W


CPU Full Speed - 165W
LinX 0.6.4


CPU and GPU both Full Speed - 183W
OCCT Power Supply Test


Even disable AMD C&Q power saving technology, itís only 44W as OC to 4.5GHz.
CPU full speed is 165W which still too high. GPU full speed only increase 18W is very good.
Power consumption is weakness for AMD. Finally, it moves to 32nm, but the power consumption doesnít decrease efficiently.

GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Pros
1. Black PCB with good quality. Trinity APU structure makes high end MB parity.
2. Using IR3550 PowlRstage PWM to lower MOSFET tmeperature
3. 7 SATA3 and 1 eSATA3 for better expandability
4. IO has 4 different video output ports and supports 4 USB 3.0 devices
5. Build in debug LED and 3 buttons for bare system users

Cons
1. CPU full speed power consumption is too high
2. Better to have 2 PCI slots



Performance ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 81/100
Components ★★★★★★★★★☆ 86/100
Specifications ★★★★★★★★★☆ 88/100
Appearance ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 83/100
C/P Value ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 82/100

As the test above, you can see the difference between FM2 Trinity APU and FM1 Llano APU.
Trinity APU advantage is CPU clock can pull high and DDR3 clock is one level higher as well.
Temperature and power consumption are similar as they are both 32nm.
5800K built-in 3D performance improves a lot, especially in DX11 supported games.



Latest Trinity APU still focus in mid to low end market to provide more parity options.
New chipset specs are better than A75 and supporting more SATA3.
If you own FM1 already, you donít really need to upgrade to FM2.
If you are planning to buy a new entry PC and require 3D performance more than CPU, Trinity APU can be a good choice for you :)

This article is also post in my blog - WIND3C, Any comments are welcome.
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