AMD Kaveri Arrives: A8-7600 APU Review
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.
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.
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.