AMD A8-3850 Llano APU and Lynx Platform Preview

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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 much more capable GPU integrated into the AMD A8-3850 gives is a huge advantage in even these low-res, low-quality games tests. Due to the lackluster performance of the Intel HD graphics cores integrated into the Core i3 and i5 processors tested here, they are held back considerably and the A8-3850 ultimately offers more than double the performance.


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