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    Default AMD A8-3850 With Radeon HD 6550D

    Phoronix: AMD A8-3850 With Radeon HD 6550D

    Last month AMD officially launched the A-Series "Llano" Fusion APUs to much fan-fare with significantly better computational and graphics performance over the E-Series Fusion APUs and all around the new hardware being a compelling solution. On launch-day we delivered AMD A8-3500M benchmarks as we managed to procure remote access to one of the AMD Llano systems from a third-party, and we also delivered benchmarks of the Radeon HD 6620G that are found on that APU. We have now finally been sent over a Llano APU and motherboard from AMD so we are able to conduct our own set of in-depth Llano Linux tests. In this review we are examining the Radeon HD 6550D graphics capabilities on the AMD A8-3850 APU.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16265

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    Given how memory bound Llano is it would be nice if you'd put the speed of the RAM you used in the test.

    Also it might be interesting to have a test for memory scaling under Linux with Llano under both drivers once radeon gets operational.
    Last edited by Luke_Wolf; 07-27-2011 at 01:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Given how memory bound Llano is it would be nice if you'd put the speed of the RAM you used in the test.

    Also it might be interesting to have a test for memory scaling under Linux with Llano under both drivers once radeon gets operational.
    the gpu is very memory bandwidth bounded there are tests with 2500mhz ddr3 memory but on windows.

    it scale nearby linear to the increase of clock!

    but yes 2500mhz is the absolute maximum.

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    Echoing this too, please mention what speed the RAM was, and if not 1866, could you test that too?

    Also, a power consumption comparison to the nearest discrete cards would be interesting (HD4650 and GT240).

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    I think Llano is going to compete versus ATOM not versus desktop CPUs+GPUs.

    Prices must be in the benchmarks Price/performance is a good benchmark.

    Llano can be the fast verion of Chrome OS netbooks in a near future, and depending of the price a real pain in the ass to ATOM netbooks, even with MS WOS.

    Remember that the Asus Eee and similars works fine with Linux and OSX - pirate, but works - and MS WOS 7 has a very limited special OS done specially for avoiding the spread of Linux systems preinstalled on this devices.

    Now with the preinstalled Chrome OS netbooks with linux will have other oportunity and if Llano arrives on time and in price ATOM would have to improve A LOT its GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitcoes View Post
    I think Llano is going to compete versus ATOM not versus desktop CPUs+GPUs.
    Do you even know what processors Llano includes?
    How exactly is a quad core 2.9ghz processor close to atom performance?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...essors#Llano_2

    The fastest atom I see is dual core 1.8ghz. And the graphics (nvidia ion) that comes with them would be garbage compared to the Llano A8-3530MX vid card.

    Llano is meant for low/mid range computers. It's not AMD top end stuff, that is coming out later.

    I think you meant that AMD Bobcat competes with Atom (and dual core 1.6ghz e-350 bobcat still better than atom+ion).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...cessors#Bobcat

    Did you read this phoronix review linkted to in this article:
    AMD A8-3500M Llano Linux Benchmarks.
    It shows amd quad core vs amd dual core vs atom. Atom is slowest and the quad core blows both dual cores away. a6-3400m is the slowest laptop quad core. This article talks about the fastest desktop quad core (a8-3850).
    Last edited by AnonymousCoward; 07-27-2011 at 08:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitcoes View Post
    I think Llano is going to compete versus ATOM not versus desktop CPUs+GPUs.
    Youre totally confusing Llano (eg. A8-3850, Quadcore, 2.9 GHz, 2x DDR3-1866, GPU: 400 SPs, 100W) with Zacate (eg. E-350, Dualcore, 1.6 GHz, 1x DDR3-1066, GPU: 80 SPs, 18W).

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