Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Coolaler.com Forums: Llano graphics out-paces AMD 6 series VGA card

Well-known Taiwanese reviewers at XtremeSystems have tested our Gigabyte A75M-UD2H motherboard and the AMD Llano A8-3800 APU. As well as looking at the A75M-UD2H board itself and its packaging, they also looked at how the A8-3800 APU and the A75M-UD2H teamed up in terms of basic performance and overclocking tests.

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Interestingly, they also took the time to compare the new Llano A8-3850 APU with previous generation AMD architectures. They took AMD Athlon II X4 645 and Phenom II X4 970BE CPUs (both clocked at the same 2.9GHz), pairing them both with an AMD 6450 HD discrete card.

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In terms of the actual CPU performance parts, the Llano APU just about wins in all the test against the Athlon II, but the gap is not too much, winning by a maximum 20% in CPUmark99. The Phenom II fairs marginally better, beating the Llano in some CPU tests. In terms of display performance however, the integrated Lynx GPU wipes the floor with the HD6450 discrete card on all benchmarks.

This is a really great demonstration of how AMD’s new Llano platform is offering a really compelling upgrade option for AMD users and DIY builders looking for a solid graphics and processing performance.

You can read the full review here (Google translation).

Chinese version here.

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