AMD Fusion Hits Retail: Zotac and Gigabyte E-350s

Cinebench and 3DMark Vantage CPU

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others.  It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.


Both the Gigabyte and Zotac E-350 based systems matched the performance of AMD's reference platform in the CPU test, but trailed the reference platform ever so slightly in the OpenGL test. We should also point out that the E-350 APU outpaced the Atom D525 / Ion 2 combo in both tests and trailed the Athlon Neo only the in the CPU portion of the benchmark.

3DMark Vantage CPU Score
DirectX Gaming

3DMark Vantages built-in CPU tests are multi-threaded DirectX gaming metrics that are useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This tests consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for the 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The system's performance in each test is used to determine the final score.

The 3DMark Vantage CPU test told the same story as Cinebench. Here, once again, the E-350-based Zotac and Gigabyte systems slightly trailed the reference platform and the Neo, but outpaced the dual-core Atom.

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