This test is poorly executed. The A series APU's can use up to 4085mb of onboard ram for the IGP and testing a laptop with only 4GB is severely limiting the capabilities of the processors. I have a laptop upgraded to an A10 4600m and 2x8GB 1600 RAM. The difference between when it was running with 4GB and now that it is running with 8 is astronomical.
As a NON-gamer but PHOTO-editer I am looking for a processor suitable for Photoshop editing. Will the AMD A10 be suitable? Not sure if this is the place to ask, but will use an external monitor...do I need to get a laptop with 1080p or will one with less not make a diffence in display on the External monitor. Thanks
As long as we got data from our reviews we did compare it against Sandy Bridge Core i3 to i5 CPUs with and without dedicated GPUs. According to AMD this is the counterpart of the A10-4600M (Core i5 according to the slides). The first prices also indicate this. We added the OpenCL and DirectCompute benchmarks to our test bench, therefore we did not have results from a lot of laptops. As written in the verdict, the A10 looks like to be a very good solution against entry level Sandy Bridge and even Ivy Bridge i3 and i5 CPUs as long as they dont have a discrete GPU.
I kind of agree with Franzius to the extent of price point comparison, I would like to say I appreciate your time and effort as I know that it's too early to speak prices without retail models. One thing I would suggest is maybe relevant updated reviews as support improves and time allows for a more complete picture. This would really help consumers in the market to purchase.
Please show these comments in their chronological order. What is the advantage to having them numbered and in reverse order? How nutty is that?
On to the review: What do you spend so much time comparing the Trinity to Intel CPUs costing up to 3 times the price? When you want to buy a value car like an Escort or a Jetta, do you really need to be giving performance differentials vs a Lamborghini or a Corvette? Really?
A fairer and more usable review will limit the comparison to similar class CPUs or priced notebooks. Basically, you have produced a larger than needed review with a lot of unnecessary and confusing comparisons that are not informative in any useful way. Try dropping all references to out-of-class CPUs and your review will be a lot more readable and useful.
However, if you true objective was to produce confusion in favor or Intel while pretending to compliment AMD on a much needed product (by dropping here and there a few back ended compliments), congratulations, missions accomplished. Not!
I don't understand, why would you guys only benchmark Arma 2 at ultra settings? I really want to know if this APU can handle arma 2 at other settings like high/medium/low, specially now that the famous DayZ Mod is out for Arma 2.
i request you to please tell us how is the subjective performance of the crossfire in asus k75 d a8 4500 m and 7670m. Since amd has improved crossfire performance and also added support for direct x 9 games. So please tell us the status of micro stutter on this combo a8 and 7670m.
Piledriver/Bulldozer sucks at Cinebench, which is a bit of an obsolete benchmark tbh. I suggest trying something more intensive like X264 Benchmark, I am sure A10-4600M will beat those Core i3 in those.