For this review all CPUs were tested at stock ‘factory’ settings with no overclocking, boosting, or tweaking done to their profile.
To ensure consistent results, a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 was installed with latest chipset drivers and accessory hardware drivers (audio, network, GPU) from the manufactures website.
The full list of the applications that we utilized in our benchmarking suite:
x264 HD Benchmark
Assassins Creed: Black Flag
Call of Duty: Ghosts
System Components Used:
Processors: A10-7800, Intel i3-6100, A10-7890K, Intel i5-6400
CPU Cooler: AMD Wrath CPU cooler, stock Intel cooler, stock AMD cooler
Memory: 32GB GSkill TridentX DDR3-2400, 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H, ASUS Z170-A
Power Supply: EVGA
Storage: Crucial MX300 750GB L.E.