AMD Kaveri Arrives: A8-7600 APU Review

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GPU Testing: Cinebench OpenGL, Boishock

Cinebench R15’s GPU benchmark uses a 3D scene depicting a car chase, which measures the performance of a graphics card using OpenGL. The graphics card has to process a large amount of geometry (nearly 1 million polygons) and textures, as well as a variety of effects, such as bump maps, transparency, lighting and more. Results are reported in frames per second.

Cinebench R15 OpenGL Test
3D Rendering

The A8-7600 performed right about in-line with the A8-6500T in this test, but behind the A10-6800K by a significantly margin. The Intel processors, however, finished well behind the AMD APUs.

Bioshock Infinite
High-Res Test

For this next set of tests, we pit the integrated processor graphics incorporated into AMD's APUs against Intel's HD 4600 series engine--the most pervasive model available in desktop Haswell-based processors. We tested the game at its high-quality setting, at a resolution of 1920x1080, to put a significant strain on the various GPUs.

Once again, when the GPU is being taxed, AMD's APUs come out on top. At both TDP settings, the new A8-7600 outpaced every other configuration we tested, nearly doubling the performance of the Haswell-based Core processors.

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