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Not impressed to be honest! I will be building some budget gaming rigs for members of my family and a quad Athlon II or low end Phenom II (720P gaming) would have suited them perfect. Now i'm "cajoled" into a 4100 whether i like it or not! Don't get me wrong i'm sure they won't be able to tell but pound for pound the Phenoms/Athlons are still where it's at imho (at least "budget" wise). Feel "railroaded" to be honest:mad:.

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Not impressed to be honest! I will be building some budget gaming rigs for members of my family and a quad Athlon II or low end Phenom II (720P gaming) would have suited them perfect. Now i'm "cajoled" into a 4100 whether i like it or not! Don't get me wrong i'm sure they won't be able to tell but pound for pound the Phenoms/Athlons are still where it's at imho (at least "budget" wise). Feel "railroaded" to be honest:mad:.
Thanx.

build a llano ? inside there is both an athlon which performs well (some guy tested it as a standalone cpu for 6970 or something) and a 6xxx gpu. covers all ends.

you can add another 6770 and hybrid crossfire even. more juice.
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I recently built a llano rig (first build biggrin.gif) and I have to say the performance is amazing. As a cpu it isn't that bad (I believe it has double the L2 cache of an athlon x4, so its around 10% faster), flies through windows 7, but the graphics are on a whole new level for integrated graphics. I mean take H.A.W.X. for example quite an old game but the A8-3850 can run that at 25 fps (very playable, no stuttering) on max settings in dx10 mode with 1080p and 8x AA. On more demanding games you can still play at reasonable settings but probably not in 1080p. Definitely recommend llano for cheap gaming.
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ohhh ill prob build a llano desktop for my sisters then haha

should be enough for facebook, flash games and sims
post #25 of 26
I might make a Llano HTPC. I love the idea of it.

As for the Phenom/Athlon stopping production it's probabally the right time. Bulldozer basically offers the same performance and AMD has to move on. Farewell to a decent set of chips.
    
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build a llano ? inside there is both an athlon which performs well (some guy tested it as a standalone cpu for 6970 or something) and a 6xxx gpu. covers all ends.
you can add another 6770 and hybrid crossfire even. more juice.

Just thought id mention its only "dual-graphics" capable with the the 6670, 6570, 6450 (6350 for the slower models of apu). Also apparently the drivers aren't great plus there's only support for dx 10 and 11 in dual graphics. The 6770 would be too much more powerful than the integrated graphics and cause micro-stuttering etc.
    
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