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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.





http://techreport.com/review/24856/amd-a4-5000-kabini-apu-reviewed

A6 5200 vs A4 5000:
2Ghz - 1.5Ghz CPU clocks
500mhz - 600Mhz GPU clocks

A6-5200 could beat i3 3217U to the death rolleyes.gif
Edited by vampirr - 5/26/13 at 4:42am
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Obviously, there is something wrong with i3 iGPU bechmark.

HD4000 in i3 3217U and i5 3317U both have 350MHz base clock and 1.05GHz Turbo, yet the i5 gets more than twice the fps !! rolleyes.gif Weird ! can you explain why there is such big difference between the two ?

Tom's hardware and other reviews were showing i3 3217U winning against kabini in iGPU benchmark.
Edited by ThePath - 5/25/13 at 12:35pm
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Average FPS don't tell the whole story. Look at the frame times, the i3 have terrible frame times. None of the tested systems was really playable though.
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Impressive performance. Very close to the i3 on average in CPU benchmarks, sometimes even faster, and much better GPU performance. All on a much lower-power (21W for the i3 + PCH, 15W for the A4 with integrated FCH), smaller, cheaper, single-chip platform.
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Obviously, there is something wrong with i3 iGPU bechmark.

HD4000 in i3 3217U and i5 3317U both have 350MHz base clock and 1.05GHz Turbo, yet the i5 gets more than twice the fps !! rolleyes.gif Weird ! can you explain why there is such big difference between the two ?

Tom's hardware and other reviews were showing i3 3217U winning against kabini in iGPU benchmark.

TTR's i3 system was using a single-channel RAM configuration. Which is all you can really expect in a sub-$600 ultrathin.
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Ouch for intel... I hope these APU's really start to bring AMD back.
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Ouch for intel... I hope these APU's really start to bring AMD back.

They will once bestbuy and other places start hiring knowledgeable people.
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They will once bestbuy and other places start hiring knowledgeable people.

Best Buy is a little league player compare to Newegg or Amazon.

It's the OEMs and their odd design choices that are causing problems. The easiest way to wreak a great CPU/GPU, is to give it crap display, keyboard, and battery.
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Best Buy is a little league player compare to Newegg or Amazon.

It's the OEMs and their odd design choices that are causing problems. The easiest way to wreak a great CPU/GPU, is to give it crap display, keyboard, and battery.

I am almost certain bestbuy sells more laptops than newegg.

i wasn't talking about pc parts.
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Why are you video encoding on the go?
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