AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo CPU Performance
Media Encoding and Image Editing
Here we're going to look directly at AMD's HD Media Accelerator in the new A10 and A8 series APUs and compare it to Intel's Ivy Bridge Quick Sync engine and competitive CPU-based solutions as well.
AMD's updated media accelerator offers a huge speed improvement over the CPU alone, but it can't come close to matching the performance of Intel's Quick Sync engine.
Musemage is a fully functional GPU-powered photo editing software suite. Thanks to the GPU accelerated filters built into the app, Musemage can leverage the additional performance afforded by a more powerful GPU and offer real-time (or near real-time) visual feedback. The application also offers a built-in benchmark, which output performance as a final "score". The score put up by each test system is represented in the graph below.
When AMD's A-Series APUs are able to leverage the additional performance offered by their relatively powerful integrated GPU's they put up some pretty good scores. Because the Intel processors have to handle the workload on their own, without assistance from a GPU, they lag behind AMD here.