Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

Summary: Lest more of you accuse me of being an Intel fanboy (see yesterday's post), here's some news that should excite AMD devotees more: Leaked slides have provided more performance info about the chip company's upcoming FX-series CPUs and A-series APUs (the latter code-named Llano), which will be officially launched next month.

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Lest more of you accuse me of being an Intel fanboy (see yesterday's post), here's some news that should excite AMD devotees more: Leaked slides have provided more performance info about the chip company's upcoming FX-series CPUs and A-series APUs (the latter code-named Llano), which will be officially launched next month.

According to the slides, these desktop processors look to give Intel's Sandy Bridge latest CPUs a serious run for their money on the graphics side of things, if they may be less impressive on the traditional CPU tasks. On PCMark Vantage, it looks like the eight-core FX "Zambezi" processors can hang with the quad-core Core i7-2600K, though the A family, even the A8 series, can't keep up with a Core i3-2100.

However, even the dual-core A4 processor can beat the i7-2600K in 3DMark Vantage. Considering that the integrated graphics performance of Sandy Bridge units has already been hailed as a breakthrough, Llano could make the low-end discrete graphics card market a relic of the past.

Of course, we don't know anything about the testing conditions for these numbers, so the results should be taken with a whole shaker of salt. We also don't know how AMD's new processors will be priced compared to Intel's current lineup, which could tilt the price/performance balance in one or the other's favor.

Still, AMD's new chip advances should make for an interesting summer for desktop buyers and builders, leading to Intel's Ivy Bridge 22nm processors early next year.

[Via Fudzilla]

Topics: CXO, Hardware, Intel, Processors, IT Employment

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  • RE: Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

    Seems like the early 2000's all over again but this time AMD could win both energy efficient and performance crowns, those APUs are awesome!
    slickjim
  • RE: Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

    Intel pretty much basically move same integrated chip from motherboard into Sandybridge chips while AMD crammed a real discrete graphic card into Llano chips.. Intel sells to business suckers !!!
    brettze
  • Will still mark you as an intel fanboy

    Unless you put some leakage say AMD CPU (not GPU) performance is at least 10% faster than intel's top of the line + half of the power consumption at half of the price.
    I guess you won't do that, will you?
    linoisme
  • Time for APU Benchmarks!!

    "Traditional Benches" don't use the full capability of the new Fusion APUs. As more and more software is ported to use the APUs, we will see the them excel even more.
    bjterry62
    • RE: Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

      @bjterry62 100% ryt, these APU does provide features which the current APP are not utilizing fully. If they start porting their code to use the features provided by the APU, the scores will definitely improve
      upendra33@...
  • RE: Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

    AMD can finally can get intel processor performance. I think not! AMD is a competitor who always fights for No. 2
    edrin ed
  • RE: Performance info leaks about AMD's upcoming FX desktop CPUs, Llano APUs

    I wish that someday someone posts teh Custom sales Figured. I mean all these Guys in here commwenting and none of teh intel guy realize, that Intel has teh market only because of the OEM Sales
    Ez_Customs