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[HWI] 45 processor group test: from Intel Celeron to Core i7, from AMD A4 to FX

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On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not only enable us to find out next month how Haswell compares to the previous generation, but it also provides us with a good overview of the CPU market.

Our current test was designed in early 2010 and is based on Windows 7 and the software from that era. Using the same benchmarks for three years meant that we were able to compare and contrast a very large number of processors. Some of those are becoming a bit obsolete, such as Adobe Photoshop CS4, Far Cry 2, and Excel 2010. The looming arrival of Haswell creates a good occasion to update our tests. Another reason is that back in 2010 integrated GPUs were something new, while today it's the rule rather than the exception. In our new benchmark set the performance of the integrated GPU therefore gets much more attention.

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No real surprises but still interesting.
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Good finding. Quite disappointed that they didn't put fx-4300 ranges.
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Meh.. Too much focus on iGPU performance rather then CPU's.... What a waste...
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Nice to see them all in one place like that. Shame they didn't test my QX9650 though. I'd be interested to see where it falls in relation to the i3s.
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I want an FX-8350 but everytime I look at power consumption numbers....... STEAMROLLER, PLEASE COME OUT THIS YEAR!
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Meh.. Too much focus on iGPU performance rather then CPU's.... What a waste...

CPU performance is pretty much common knowledge at this point.

I agree though, I looked at the TOC, and all I kept seeing is ( iGPU ) and didn't bother looking through most of the review.
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ugh. I really wish that I could find just one reason to build an APU machine.
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post #9 of 41
Off topic: Dang it [T]yphoon! Every time I see your avatar I think it says "TYPEMOON"; the anime-styled character doesn't exactly help that either.


If this is mainly an iGP test then why is the article titled a processor test and not a graphics one? In that case they really should have thown in some older mid-to-high end discrete GPUs as well (I'm talking like 7900GT stuff)
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ugh. I really wish that I could find just one reason to build an APU machine.
Minimizing power consumption and/or heat output without having a totally crappy GPU - this is in regards to the 65w A10-5700 /A10-6700.
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Wow that FX8350 is actually a decent gaming chip. What a surprising upgrade from the FX8150! What happened there? I though it was the same chip just clocked higher?
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