AMD's Llano A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs - The New King of Entry Level PCs
16 August 2011
Summary: The CPU side of this chip is a die shrunken version of the AMD Athlon II processors with twice the cache and an improved memory controller. While they help to get performance closer to a Phenom II, there is a gap.
Pros: Unparalleled Integrated Graphics Performance, Much Improved Memory Controller, Priced Well, Low Power Use, CrossFireX Support in DX10 and DX11, Complemented Well by Hudson FCH, Eyefinity up to 3 Monitors
Cons: Unparalleled Integrated Graphics Performance, Much Improved Memory Controller, Priced Well, Low Power Use, CrossFireX Support in DX10 and DX11, Complemented Well by Hudson FCH, Eyefinity up to 3 Monitors, No CrossFireX Support in DX9, Crossfire Drivers Need Work, Small Performance Improvement ove...
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.
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...
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.
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