System and Futuremark Performance

While AMD's Enduro software is apparently still a mess on Intel-based systems, I actually found my only problem with it was messing with the interface to disable the MSI GX60's Radeon HD 7970M. For the purposes of isolating the A10-5750M's performance and giving it the best chance I could, I swapped in a second memory stick from the much maligned MSI GT70 Dragon Edition I recently reviewed and then disabled the 7970M.

PCMark 7 (2013)

PCMark 7 is always going to respond primarily to the storage system, so the GX60's SSD takes a bath. What we want to see are scores that more directly isolate the performance properties of the A10-5750M itself.

Cinebench R11.5 - Single-Threaded Benchmark

Cinebench R11.5 - Multi-Threaded Benchmark

x264 HD 5.x

x264 HD 5.x

On the CPU side, we can see that Richland provides a healthy performance boost over Trinity. Only the first pass in our x264 benchmark doesn't show a notable jump, but the second pass boasts a remarkable 20% increase in performance. We're still some way from catching up to Haswell, much less Ivy Bridge, but I'll take the improvement where I can get it.

Futuremark 3DMark (2013)

Futuremark 3DMark (2013)

Futuremark 3DMark (2013)

Futuremark 3DMark 11

3DMark also continues to heavily favor AMD's on-die graphics, but while CPU performance got a healthy boost from Richland, the refresh doesn't move the needle on the graphics hardware nearly as much. It's generally improved apart from the odd results in the Cloud Gate test, but Richland's primary reason for being seems to be driving up CPU performance.

Introducing the AMD A10-5750M and Mobile Richland Gaming Performance
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • touristguy87 - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - link

    "AMD doesn't just need Kaveri. We need Kaveri."

    No, we don't. Maybe you need it, but the majority of the computer market certainly doesn't. This is why the desktop/laptop/notebook market is dying rapidly: people only upgrade their machines either when the machines die (because a component fails) or miraculously they find themselves in need of a much-faster machine. Short of that all they do is buy a new one to fill a need for a new one, and then the hardware is plenty fast enough for most needs most of the time. The big issue becomes price, because there's no need to spend $2500 for a top of the line laptop. Oh sorry, $1000. I'm thinking of 2000 prices, 2005 maybe.

    Phones. Tablets at most. That is where the market is. 35W laptops are an afterthought. Especially running Windows 8, especially for gaming.
  • limbo90 - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - link

    Currently I'm considering to take MSI GX60 3CC Destroyer laptop that comes with AMD A10-5750M and Radeon R9 M290X.... most review said that it is not a recommended laptop for gaming as for the AMD A10-5750M bottleneck issue with Radeon R9 M290X.... some said it is only suitable for single player game, not online gaming/online multiplayer... Any opinion on this laptop specs?

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now