Summary: AMD's A-Series Fusion processors successfully improve upon AMD's Fusion strategy which combines CPU and GPU. In addition to the traditional CPU compute capabilities the new processors offer the fastest and most feature complete integrated graphics solution available today - by far. Our tested A8-3850 CPU comes with an integrated "Redwood" graphics core that features 400 shader cores clocked at 600 MHz.
Pros: Integrated Fusion graphics, Low power consumption, DDR3-1866 memory support, IGP supports dual-link DVI for 2560x1600 desktop resolution, Good overclocking potential, Support for DirectX 11
Cons: High price, Dissapointing performance gains from mixed CrossFire, 3D performance could be better, Like all integrated graphics, system RAM is reduced by the amount the IGP needs, No support for CUDA / PhysX
AMD Llano Desktop A8-3850 review: banging on Intel's door
30 June 2011
Conclusion: Quickly following on from the launch of the laptop chips, AMD is keen to push its fledgling Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) into the mainstream desktop market. Now released as four chips split between the A6 and A8 APU families, AMD is clearly targetting the sub-£100 market with these CPU-and-GPU processors, while its motherboard partners are busy launching similar-priced supporting motherboards.
Summary: The X4 630 provides ample horsepower for general usage, and it doesn't have much trouble tackling modern games either. That said, most of today's games are GPU hogs and less dependent on CPU performance ( as seen in Dirt 3 ), which is why almost all integrated GPUs have failed to-date.
Excerpt: Fusion é uma designação de marketing que a AMD já vem promovendo há muito tempo. Chegou ao público pela primeira vez através de soluções baseadas na plataforma Brazos. Apesar de termos saltado esses lançamentos no LILIREVIEWS , sabíamos que a AMD compreendia que, cada vez mais, os utilizadores procuram conteúdo de entretenimento em HD e mais realidade nos jogos de vídeo.