AMD Trinity A10-4600M Processor Review

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DX10 Gaming Performance: Just Cause 2 and Far Cry 2

Just Cause 2
DX10.1 Gaming Performance

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 was released in March '10, from developers Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive. The game makes use of the Avalanche Engine 2.0, an updated version of the similarly named original. It is set on the fictional island of Panau in southeast Asia, and you play the role of Rico Rodriquez. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article using one of the built-in demo runs called Desert Sunrise. The test results shown here were run at various resolutions and settings. This game also supports a few CUDA-enabled features, but they were left disabled to keep the playing field level.

The Radeon HD 7660G graphics engine in the AMD A10-4600M Trinity APU easily outpaced Intel's integrated graphics in the Just Cause 2 benchmark. Even though Intel's HD 4000 series graphic engine, which debuted with Ivy Bridge, is the company's best integrated GPU to date, its performance doesn't come close to AMD's in this game engine.  This test shows roughly a 54% performance edge for Trinity.

Far Cry 2 
DirectX 10 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 test systems in this article with the FarCry 2 benchmark tool using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map.

The Radeon HD 7660G within the AMD A10-4600M Trinity APU also performed well in our FarCry 2 tests. Once again, AMD's integrated graphics engine has no trouble outpacing Intel's best at both resolutions and trails only the higher-end discrete mobile GeForce GT GPUs from NVIDIA.  Trinity outpaces Ivy Bridge by about 30% here.

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