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Why are you video encoding on the go?

Why would people run synthetic benchmarks, such as the notoriously inaccurate Passmark and SysMark 2012?
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You have to take it into context that the a4 is trading blows with the i3, but the laptop they are using to test the a4 is not a production model, but a mere concept laptop. Usually these things are just used as display models at trade shows to show they have a working system. Obviously kabini has had no driver optimizations, or anything at this point, so its a very good sign that it trade blows with laptops that are fully developed and hundreds of dollars more.
I can't wait for manufacturers to get their hands kabini.
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All that matters to me.

Why doesn't it matter to you when we're talking about desktops (you know, where you actually encode videos) where the 8350 bests the 3770k? rolleyes.gif
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Does anyone remember when Intel was talking about including a GPU in their Nehalem core? They were boasting running Crysis on it... Why doesn't Intel sell APU's? Intel integrated graphics is trash.
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Why would people run synthetic benchmarks, such as the notoriously inaccurate Passmark and SysMark 2012?

LOL that's Tom's. I never said it was a good article. Tom's is gross because passmark and sysmark are the staples of their benching.

I just don't understand the use of encoding benching at all in mobile. At least passmark and sysmark are supposed to be general purpose benches.
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Why doesn't it matter to you when we're talking about desktops (you know, where you actually encode videos) where the 8350 bests the 3770k? rolleyes.gif

Which is why it's the most reliable form of data in that entire "review".
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Why would people run synthetic benchmarks, such as the notoriously inaccurate Passmark and SysMark 2012?

Because either 1) They bench in which case, they're not comparing real world performance...Just trying to get the highest numbers and synthetics are best or 2) they're misinformed about Synthetics providing realistic results.
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Does anyone remember when Intel was talking about including a GPU in their Nehalem core? They were boasting running Crysis on it... Why doesn't Intel sell APU's? Intel integrated graphics is trash.

All of their 1155 CPUs are APUs.
    
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Because either 1) They bench in which case, they're not comparing real world performance...Just trying to get the highest numbers and synthetics are best or 2) they're misinformed about Synthetics providing realistic results.

Sometimes I really have to wonder whether the people at THW are just ignorant and/or biased or if various people (*cough*intel*cough) are handing them money.
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All that matters to me.
on a thin ultrabook???
all the cpus above suck and you can do encoding with them.
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All that matters to me.

A4-5000 does not compete against i3 3217U since A6-5200 has that role and for encoding, it will have 11.5 to 12fps performance. Anyway the gap is tiny between A4-5000 and A6-5200 compared to i3 3217U that costs 225$ compared to A4-5000/A6-5200 that are likely 60-80$...
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