AMD A6-3650 Llano APU Performance Review

Gaming: APU and Dual Graphics - 3DMark 06 and FarCry 2

FutureMark states that, "3DMark's score is an overall measure of your system’s 3D gaming capabilities, based on comprehensive real-time 3D graphics and processor tests. By comparing your score with those submitted by millions of other gamers you can see how your gaming rig performs, making it easier to choose the most effective upgrades or finding other ways to optimize your system. 3DMark06 has been downloaded more than any other 3D benchmark and the ORB database now contains over 8.5 million 3DMark06 benchmark scores from around the world."

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthatic DirectX Tests

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

3DMark06 tells the whole story of AMD's design philosophy with Llano. The AMD A6-3650-based system offered strong graphics performance with relatively low CPU scores that trailed Intel's Core i3-2120 dual-core, while the Intel-based rigs had relatively good CPU scores, with much lower GPU-related scores. Also note the Core i3-2100T couldn't even finish the HDR/SM3.0 test.

FarCry 2
DirectX Gaming Performance

FarCry 2
Like the original, FarCry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date. Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, FarCry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations. We benchmarked the systems in this article with a fully patched version of FarCry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map.

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

The AMD A6-3650 offered nearly double the performance of Intel's integrated graphics in FarCry 2, with the relatively high-quality settings we used. The A8-3850, however, offers much better graphics performance due to its increased number of active shader cores.

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