AMD has been surrounded by a fair amount of gloom for the past couple of years, but the firm's low-cost and low-power Brazos platform has been a consistent bright spot in spite of everything. The E-series APUs based on Brazos have saturated the low end of the laptop market, helping to send traditional, functionally hobbled netbooks to their doom. AMD's new leadership has repeatedly spoken about the virtues of Brazos as a business. They like it because it's high-volume—you tend to move a lot of chips when you sell 'em cheap—and because Intel hasn't competed vigorously against Brazos, apparently for fear of eating into its low-end Core i3 business.
A6 5200 vs A4 5000:
2Ghz - 1.5Ghz CPU clocks
500mhz - 600Mhz GPU clocks
A6-5200 could beat i3 3217U to the death
Edited by vampirr - 5/26/13 at 4:42am