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Different test bed this time with the A10-5700. I have it mated to the MSI mini-ITX motherboard with 8GB of RAM, a 180W powerboard, 150W AC adapter and 128GB SSD. It did it's 120W thing in the BIOS but once I got Windows installed it's sitting pretty now at the desktop around 29W and 35C using the stock cooler and the top off the case. Very interesting. Something is really fishy here.
Interesting comparison to the A8-3800: FWIW, it's WEI but it's interesting to me nonetheless to compare two systems. The A10-5700 graphics scores (6.8) are better than the A8-3800 (5.?) but the A8-3800 CPU and memory scores (7.1 and 6.8) are well above the A10-5700 (5.5 and 5.9).
[Edit] It's remarkable the different between the MSI/A10 and the ASRock/A6 setups. While the latter is some of the worst power consumption and temperatures the former is some of the best I've ever seen in the E-i7 case. I have the A10 running at stock, no changes in the BIOS so everything is enabled and auto. I've had it running all day and it's been running nice and quiet and cool, using little power and temps have been mostly below 50C. I am getting an A6 again tomorrow so Friday I'll pair it with the MSI and see how it behaves. Wild.