AMD’s upcoming Carrizo APU has appeared in the SiSoftware Sandra and GFXBench database.
The Carrizo-L processor (AMD Eng Sample: 2M1801C1Y4381_26/18/08/04_9874 (2M 4T 2.6GHz, 1.4GHz IMC, 2x 1MB L2) is clocked at up to 2.6GHz. The new Excavator based CPU is backed by 512-core graphics and the GPU ends up almost twice as fast as previous Radeon R5 on-die solutions.
The results were unearthed by Dutch tech site Hardware.info, which pointed out that the Carrizo sample performs on a par with the A10-7300 Kaveri, despite the fact that the 7300 is clocked at 3.2GHz. This points to a significant IPC gain, as the Carrizo sample ran at 2.6GHz.
Graphics tests yielded mixed results, which may be indicative of driver issues. However, this is to be expected when it comes to upcoming parts, as the launch is still months away, giving AMD ample time to tweak the drivers. For example, the GPU core runs at 626MHz, but in different tests it was listed as a 64-bit and 128-bit part.