AMD A8-3850 Llano APU and Lynx Platform Preview

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage

Next up, we ran our test systems through Futuremark’s total-system performance evaluation tool, PCMark Vantage. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity.

Preliminary Testing with PCMark Vantage
Synthetic Benchmarks

Most of the sub-tests used to come up with the final scores in each category are multi-threaded as well, so the tests can exploit the additional resources offered by a multi-core CPU.

PCMark Vantage shows the AMD A8-3850 APU powered configurations mostly trailing even the Core i3 dual-core Sandy Bridge based systems in the majority of tests. Intel clearly has stronger x86 performance at this time, but in tests that are more GPU dependent, the story is significantly different.

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