Rendering and Scientific

CineBench 11.5

This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.

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Our single threaded results put the Kaveri CPU cores at just slightly more efficient than the Richland options though they do have a clock speed advantage to help out.  Clearly, the Haswell architecture is the leader in that front.  
The A8-7600 gets within 7.5% of the higher wattage A10-5800K but falls well behind the overall result of the Core i3-4330 from Intel.

POV-Ray 3.7

POV-Ray has long been the poster child for multi-threaded processing and rendering.

If we use the 65 watt scores, the A8-7600 is actually the fastest of the processors tested in POV-Ray though the 45 watt score falls behind both the Core i3-4330 and the A10-5800K.  Impressively, the A8-7600 at 45 watts is 25% faster than the Richland A10-6700T.


Euler 3D Fluid Dynamics

This fluid dynamics simulation is very CPU and memory intensive.  From the benchmark source website:

The benchmark testcase is the AGARD 445.6 aeroelastic test wing. The wing uses a NACA 65A004 airfoil section and has a panel aspect ratio of 1.65, a taper ratio of 0.66, and a 45 degree quarter-chord sweep angle. This AGARD wing was tested at the NASA Langley Research Center in the 16-foot Transonic Dynamics Tunnel and is a standard aeroelastic test case used for validation of unsteady, compressible CFD codes. Figure 1 shows the CFD predicted Mach contours for a freestream Mach number of 0.960.

The benchmark CFD grid contains 1.23 million tetrahedral elements and 223 thousand nodes. The benchmark executable advances the Mach 0.50 AGARD flow solution. Our benchmark score is reported as a CFD cycle frequency in Hertz.


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The 45 watt Kaveri continues to impress over the 45 watt Richland APU though it falls behind the Intel Core i3-4330 in all thread count options.  Note though that the A8-7600 is able to outperform the A10-5800K hitting 6-12 threads.
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