AMD A6-3650 Llano APU Performance Review

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Low-Res Gaming: Crysis and ET:QW

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. When testing processors with Crysis or ET:QW, we drop the resolution to 1024x768, and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible. However, the in-game effects, which control the level of detail for the games' physics engines and particle systems, are left at their maximum values, since these actually do place some load on the CPU rather than GPU.

Low-Resolution Gaming: Crysis and ET: Quake Wars
Taking the GPU out of the Equation (Well, trying to at least)

** The Phenom II X4 980 System Used A Radeon HD 6570 Discrete GPU

** The Phenom II X4 980 System Used A Radeon HD 6570 Discrete GPU

Although these low-resolution tests are meant to be CPU bound, the relatively low-performing Intel HD Graphics engines in the Core i3 and i5 processors hold the CPUs back. The AMD A6-3650 APU clearly outpaced the Intel chips here and trail only the A8 and Phenom system which used discrete graphics.

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