Summary: In the lineup of the new Llano APU's, the A6-3650 is supposed to be the more economical choice. What you get is the lesser Radeon GPU and the middle of the road CPU speeds, when compared to the A8-3850 and A8-3800. This means that the price is much more attractive, especially for an all in one type solution. Typically, someone that is looking to use an integrated GPU isn't looking for a ton of graphical power.
Excerpt: The ‘Llano’ APU platforms by AMD have the ability to dynamically use Radeon cores for either computing or graphics dependent upon the tasks being run. This means efficient switching between GPU and CPU usage, which in turn means better performance. Additionally, ‘Llano’ supports DirectX11 with DirectCompute, HD-3D, AMD-Vision engine, UVD3, and OpenCL Acceleration. AMD’s flagship motherboard chipset, the A75, will offer native Superspeed USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0.
Conclusion: AMD's second-rung APU is the A6-3650, which currently retails for £89. Based on the range-topping A8-3850, which itself is barely over £100, the number-two part sacrifices around 10 per cent CPU speed and, on paper, about 25 per cent GPU power in order to meet a more attractive price point. Our benchmarks show that, unsurprisingly, the A6-3650 isn't as quick as the A8 part.
AMD Llano A6-3650 APU and Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard Review
26 July 2011
Excerpt: Recently AMD launched their "Llano" range of APUs and sampled the A8-3850 model for review. That APU was the fastest in the range and therefore the most expensive with lower specification models making up the rest of the product range. One of those models is the A6-3650 which, despite quite a difference in product name, is only 300 MHz slower than the A8-3850 for processor cores.
Summary: Much like the A8-3850 APU we recently reviewed, the conclusion will be very similar. With Llano Lynx, or the AMD A8 and A6 series APUs, AMD places an attention-grabbing product onto the market for those that like to build a decent Net-PC, an entry level PC, a simple desktop PC or an HTPC.
See, the strong point of Llano APUs obviously is the embedded GPU and combined with their A75 chipset features like native SATA-600 and USB 3.0 support.
Excerpt: AMD's flagship model of its new A-Series range of desktop Llano Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) – the AMD A8-3850 – launched last month. At the same time, AMD announced a cheaper, less powerful APU, the A6-3650 – which we have now jammed into our test bench.
Conclusion: Although the $135 A8-3850 is cheap enough in our opinion, and a bargain to boot, AMD will soon be offering a multitude of lower priced APUs as well. At the moment though, the $120 A6-3650 is the only one of the lower-end models that is available on the market. This $15 price reduction comes at the expense of a 300MHz CPU clock decrease and a GPU that is about one-quarter less powerful than the one in the flagship APU - at least on paper.
Summary: Kdo procházel poctivě všechny grafy, určitě si nemohl nevšimnout, že zlepšení architektury proti Athlonu II X4 se projevilo pouze v několika málo testech. Nutno říct, že typicky v těch modernějších, přesto je to trochu zklamání. Lépe vidět to bude v testu A8-3850, která je frekvenčně Athlonu II X4 645 blíže. Už teď se dá odhadnout, že v dané sadě v průměru s tímto Propusem také asi o chloupek prohraje.