AMD Fusion: A8-3500M A-Series Llano APU Review

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Gaming: Integrated APU Graphics - Far Cry 2

Next we'll get into some actual game testing, with Far Cry 2.  These following gaming benchmark scenarios should theoretically align right within Llano's graphics-intensive wheelhouse.

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 test results shown here were run at various resolutions in DX10 mode with no anti-aliasing enabled.

Stark contrast; these would be the two words we'd use to describe the performance of AMD's Llano-based notebook here versus the Core i5-2520M dual-core and Core i7-2820QM quad-core notebooks.  In fact, Llano doubles Intel's performance cleanly and is almost able to catch the discrete GPU-driven Core i5 2520M system.  Incidentally, the GeForce GT 525M is a 96 shader core 1.2GHz mobile GPU from NVIDIA and is no slouch.

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