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AMD A8-3500M Llano Linux Benchmarks
     Fri, Aug 26 2011 | 2:28A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This morning there will be an introduction by Advanced Micro Devices of Llano, their next-generation Fusion APU. In this article are some launch-day Linux benchmarks of this newest 32nm accelerated processing unit using Ubuntu 11.04 with the A8-3500M part. This article is in continuation of our Radeon HD 6620G Linux benchmarks that were published at midnight."
  FULL STORY @ ENTERTAINMENT

AMD A8-3870 APU with Unlocked BClk Multiplier - Ready for Overclocking?
     Thu, Aug 25 2011 | 5:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After a modest launch of two Fusion A8 series desktop accelerated processing units (APUs) with A6-3650 and A8-3850, AMD is planning to launch a new APU that's better equipped for overclocking. The new A8-3870 APU will feature an unlocked base clock (BClk) multiplier that makes overclocking easier. Currently, a BIOS bug that is spread across motherboard manufacturers, lets users "set" a higher multiplier value for A8-3850 than it's advertised or capable of responding to, resulting in a false illusionary overclock that doesn't yield any performance improvements over the default 29x multiplier value. The A8-3870 APU, however, will have a genuinely unlocked multiplier, increasing the multiplier value will genuinely increase clock speeds and performance. The A8-3870 is expected to have a default clock speed of 3.10 GHz, four x86-64 cores..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

AMD A8-3850 Llano (LostCircuits)
     Thu, Aug 25 2011 | 4:59P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Llano is an interesting inception. After reading all the initial reviews it sounded like Llano as a concept was great but primarily suited for the mobile market. There is certainly some truth to this argument but I still don’t buy it. The mobile market has been supposed to kill the desktop for the last almost 10 years and arguably, it is where the biggest growth is but let’s face it, when it comes to doing some real work, I still prefer my old-fashioned tower with plenty of horse power and where I don’t have to worry about getting blisters on my lap if the darn thing overheats. Seriously, the entry-level desktop market is a coveted market segment that is subject of the bloodiest fights between Intel and AMD. No less than 90% of all desktop systems are sold into this market segment and yes, there is the corporate user who is not supposed to use the PC for anything but Microsoft Office but there is also the non-corporate user who is simply not using any application that the PC does not support. Which includes some of the moderate load gaming applications as a prime example. In other words, if it looks ugly then what’s the point? If it runs slow, what’s the point – er … If it runs slow and looks ugly, what’s the pointest? Yep, we avoid temptation. Here is the segment where Llano fits right in. You can actually play Dirt2 or HawkX without being embarrassed by your computer in front of the casual visitor who only wanted to show you something cool...
  FULL STORY @ LOSTCIRCUITS

AMD A6-3650, A8-3850 APUs
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:04P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD's Bulldozer architecture is still a few more months away, but now we at least have new APUs to tinker with in the mean time. And while Brazos APUs were aimed at 'surrogates' like nettops/netbooks, the new Sabine and Lynx platforms are more full-fledged and intended for real PCs: mobile and desktop, respectively."
  FULL STORY @ IXBTLABS

i3 vs i5 vs i7 Sandy Bridge comparison
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel started 2011 off with the official introduction to their highly anticipated Sandy Bridge processors. We had the chance to take a look at their mid-range i5-2500k and we loved it. The i5-2500k isn’t perfect for everyone, that’s why Intel has introduced a range of processors. Today we will be taking a look at their i3-2100 and i7-2600 to see how they stand in the grand scheme of things. While we do, we will retest the i5-2500k and put the three head to head to find out what the extra money gets you.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz CPU Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One thing that we noticed is that the Intel Pentium G620 had the same gaming performance as the Intel Core i3-2120. The Intel Core i3-2120 has a clock frequency of 3.3GHz and Hyper-Threading. With a 700MHz higher clock speed you'd expect the Intel Core i3-2120 to perform better than a Pentium G620, but that was not the case. Both the Intel Pentium G620 and Intel Core i3-2120 were found to have identical performance and that makes sense as both share Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU's..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Quad Core APU Review
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Quad Core APU seems to fit that economical need that average users may have. The A6-3650 boasts a 2.6GHz quad core processor and a Radeon 6530D GPU. The APU was manufactured with the 32nm process and comes with 4MB of L2 cache. The Radeon 6530D has a 443MHz core clock and 320 Radeon cores. This next generation of AMD chip also has a support of up to 1866 DDR3 memory. Codenamed "Llano" this APU has a TDP of 100W. Feature support includes AMD Dual Graphics, DX 11, and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology."
  FULL STORY @ PROCESSORS

 
CPU Charts - updated Intel Core i5-2410M
     Fri, Aug 19 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

AMD’s Llano A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:13P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year, AMD made it very clear that they wanted to challenge Intel in several market segments. The first fight was over low power, light weight laptops with the launch of the AMD E-350 which took on the Intel Atom. It was a grueling match that ended in a split decision for AMD. Now it is time for the mainstream desktop championship to be put on the line against AMD’s new A8-3850/A6-3650 APUs and their new corner man, the Hudson FCH. Does AMDs new contender have what it takes to take the title belt?
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

AMD Llano processors suffering from shortage; to be resolved in September
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:09P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's latest Llano-based processors are currently suffering from shortages due to the weaker-than-expected yield rates of the related 32nm process; however, AMD has already notified its partners that the shortage should be resolved by early September, according to sources from motherboard makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Intel Rounds Out Its Ivy Bridge Graphics Driver
     Sun, Aug 14 2011 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel has released the xf86-video-intel 2.16.0 DDX driver today, which offers up acceleration support for the next-generation Intel "Ivy Bridge" hardware and completes their graphics driver stack in terms of initial hardware enablement. "
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

AMD Fusion A8-3850 APU "Llano" On Linux
     Sun, Aug 14 2011 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Late last month there were the first Radeon HD 6550D graphics benchmarks under Linux that were published on Phoronix. There has also been a stream of A8-3850 benchmark result uploads -- among other AMD Fusion APUs -- to OpenBenchmarking.org. In this review we are providing a set of computational benchmarks from this "Llano" Fusion APU compared to a handful of other systems in our labs."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Your Intel CPU is good enough
     Sun, Aug 14 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We got about 30 minutes of John's time over the weekend and pestered him with questions about the GPU hardware race, how Intel's intergrated graphics (and AMD Fusion) fit in the future of PCs, the continuing debate about ray tracing, rasterization, voxels and infinite detail engines, key technologies for PC gamers like multi-display engines and a lot more! Full video of the interview is included too.Quote: "Carmack still thinks the Intel integrated graphics is on feature parity with other integrated options and that people are going to be surprised in the not-too-distant future when the “free” graphics you get with your Intel CPU is good enough to play pretty much any game you want. He admits of course that the software and driver implementations from Intel need a lot of work and he has “high hopes” that with the shared memory potential there Intel will push forward with this “closer to the metal” mentality."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Sandy Bridge is the first GPU tightly integrated with an x86
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sandy Bridge is the first GPU tightly integrated with an x86, using a shared L3 cache to communicate. Graphics performance has doubled, thanks to new shader cores and more powerful fixed functions. Sadly though, there is no OpenCL or DirectX11 support till Ivy Bridge in 2012. The multimedia support is superb and power efficient, with full hardware decoding and accelerated encoding exposed through an API. Much work remains for future generations, such as the 22nm Ivy Bridge, but this is a huge advance for Intel and one that has been recognized by key customers such as Apple. This report is the first deep dive published on Intel's Sandy Bridge graphics architecture. We delve into the GPU, starting with the software model, system architecture and covering the fully programmable shader cores, fixed function hardware and texturing and render output pipelines. Our detailed look is complete with comparisons to the previous generation and competing GPUs from AMD.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer On Ubuntu Linux
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 11:14P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
""Two weeks ago AMD introduced the Bulldozer FX-Series CPUs to much excitement, although many were letdown by the initial results, and it was months after showing the first Linux benchmarks of an AMD Dual-Interlagos pre-production system. In the days that followed I delivered some initial AMD FX-4100 Linux benchmarks when securing remote access to a low-end Bulldozer system running Ubuntu 11.04 (and there were also some Linux benchmarks from independent Phoronix readers), but then last week a Bulldozer kit arrived from AMD. The centerpiece of this kit is an eight-core AMD FX-8150 CPU, which is now being used to conduct a plethora of AMD Bulldozer benchmarks on Linux."""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD FX-4100 Bulldozer On Linux
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 4:47P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
""As mentioned over the weekend, a Phoronix reader that was excited about AMD`s Bulldozer products had went out and immediately purchased an FX-4100 processor. This user graciously let me SSH into the system as soon as Ubuntu Linux was installed so that benchmarks from the AMD FX-4100 could be conducted. Here is a look at the AMD FX-4100 Bulldozer on Linux compared to Llano Fusion hardware and Intel Sandy Bridge processors."""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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