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Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:55

AMD Fusion E-350 performance revealed

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Outpaces dual-core Atom D525 and ION
Several have reviewers had a go at AMD's upcoming Brazos platform based on the Zacate APU core and the first results are promising, but not what we'd call spectacular.

On the graphics front Zacate succeeds in outpacing both previous AMD solutions and current Intel ones by a fair margin. The only system that came close was our Zotac nettop, which has an Nvidia ION integrated graphics chipset. The 1.6GHz part proved that it could easily beat Intel's dual-core Atoms and in terms of graphics performance it managed to pull ahead of previous AMD Danube and Nile mobile platforms in some tests.

CPU performance is not as great, as Zacate manages to beat the Atom, but not K8 or C2D based parts, even the entry level ones. Still, this is quite impressive for a 75mm2 die with an 18W TDP, as it's simply not in the same league as 25W or 35W parts.

Getting back to the graphics, it's worth noting that Zacate manages to outperform most available IGP solutions, although it does lose to the 890GX and even some Intel platforms in CPU intensive tests. It's roughly 30 percent slower than AMD's HD 5450 discrete  or Nvidia's 320M mobile core.

Although it manages to outperform Intel's mobile IGPs by a wide margin, the Zacate is still far behind entry level discrete parts. Of course, Intel isn't asleep at the switch. With such heated competition from its chief rival, perhaps it won't hesitate to whip up some Sandy Bridge-based CULV 2011 solutions, which could have considerably better graphics performance than current, CULV 2010 offerings.
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-152 #1 Tr0y 2010-11-16 11:07
What a disappointment! I was really looking forward to Zacate/Ontario.

Oh well - that's typical AMD. Lots of promises and nice powerpoint slides. But finally they can not deliver :sigh:

edit: fudzilla.com is the AMD fanboy invested site No.1 !
 
 
+98 #2 yourma2000 2010-11-16 11:47
Quoting Tr0y:
What a disappointment! I was really looking forward to Zacate/Ontario.

Oh well - that's typical AMD. Lots of promises and nice powerpoint slides. But finally they can not deliver :sigh:





How can you be disappointed? It's a friggin netbook chip! CPUs for netbooks won't match C2D or Athlon 64 X2s for a few years "oh well if it doesn't beat c2d performance then it's an absolute failure!" that's just a stupid point to make, aslong as it beats all of the other market competitors then why expect more than that?

I'm also curious, what promises did AMD make to you that have now been broken?
 
 
-77 #3 Dyno1979 2010-11-16 12:04
They promised Zacate will beat hands down my 2 year old Phenom II tri-core.

What a dissapointment! !

Well mine has a TDP of 95W. Could that be the cause?
 
 
+66 #4 nele 2010-11-16 12:15
Quoting Dyno1979:
They promised Zacate will beat hands down my 2 year old Phenom II tri-core.

What a dissapointment! !

Well mine has a TDP of 95W. Could that be the cause?


They did? When?

I mean really guys, it's an 18W processor with graphics on board...
 
 
+60 #5 pogsnet 2010-11-16 12:19
Troy is just another moron.

Zacate APU is for ultra portable netbook not super high end APU, in fact there is no category for that right now even next year. Bulldozer APU probably at 2012 if all goes well.

This Zacate APU brings what it promised to be power efficient and high performing against competitors.
 
 
+33 #6 Bartleboom 2010-11-16 14:18
Quoting Dyno1979:
They promised Zacate will beat hands down my 2 year old Phenom II tri-core.

What a dissapointment! !

Well mine has a TDP of 95W. Could that be the cause?


i think you mean Llano...not zacate
 
 
+38 #7 The_Wolf88 2010-11-16 14:49
AMD kept their promise by launching a low power processor that will beat all the competitors in that market and they did !!

Some comments from some people just make me sick !!
 
 
+38 #8 East17 2010-11-16 15:30
AMD delivered and even exceeded their promises. It's a very good solution that mops the floor with Atom and sometimes, especially when IGP is involved, mops the floor even with Core i3 that is a CPU much more expensive with an expensive platform. What's amazing is that Zacate's best competitor is not Intel Atom but VIA's Nano & VN1000 chipset. Congratulations to both AMD and VIA. I think they should really take over the "power efficient market" and just banish INTEL with its expensive, low quality and low performance part.
 
 
+32 #9 Supercrit 2010-11-16 16:46
Quoting Tr0y:
What a disappointment! I was really looking forward to Zacate/Ontario.

Oh well - that's typical AMD. Lots of promises and nice powerpoint slides. But finally they can not deliver :sigh:



Remember that Atom can't even beat Pentium 3 clock per clock, 1.4ghz PIII is about as fast as a 1.6ghz Atom, how fail is that?
 
 
-36 #10 Tr0y 2010-11-16 16:52
Quoting Supercrit:
Remember that Atom can't even beat Pentium 3 clock per clock, 1.4ghz PIII is about as fast as a 1.6ghz Atom, how fail is that?


And I care how?

Is this article about Zacate - or Atom?
 

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