AMD Zacate E-350 Processor Performance Preview

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3DMark Vantage

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage uses some advanced visual techniques found in DirectX 10.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware. We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's "Entry" preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x1024 with no anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic filtering.

 Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
 Synthetic DirectX Gaming

The performance trend with 3DMark Vantage is definitely a foreshadow of things to come on the graphics side of the equation and very much in line with what we expected to see in terms of traditional CPU throughput as well.  In this case, Zacate just edges out the Atom D525 1.8GHz dual core chip for both CPU performance and versus the companion NVIDIA Ion 2 GPU in GPU performance and the total 3DMark score.  It's impressive to see just how robust AMD's on-die GPU block is at this early stage of the game. 

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