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[Anandtech] Who Controls the User Experience? AMD’s Carrizo Thoroughly Tested

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http://www.anandtech.com/show/10000/who-controls-user-experience-amd-carrizo-thoroughly-tested-x4

Very thorough testing of Carrizo, far more than anything else on the web. They used comparable machines including costs to compare the two platforms.
post #2 of 46
Might have missed it... where are the intel comparisons? All the test systems are AMD.

EDIT: Nvm it has a whole section just to itself tongue.gif
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Best article i have seen in a while.

And such a sad reminder of how horrible most of the OEM's are.
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nice review, long and very detailed.
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Truly some baffling choices made by the OEMs with regards to hardware. Single channel memory, crap displays, etc.
AMD needs to make an in-house laptop or something crazy if they want to gain market share, because every time I've looked at laptops in the last 10 years of so, there are dozens of intel choices and one or two terrible Sempron 1366x768 models on display.
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post #6 of 46
What a great read, thank you for sharing it here. I would have missed it otherwise.
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Core i5 6300U completely blows 15w Carrizo out of water . Even in iGPU performance, intel was much better (intel uses dual channel memory though)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10000/who-controls-user-experience-amd-carrizo-thoroughly-tested/16

4.5w m3-6Y30 (weakest skylake core m) was able to compete with 15w Carrizo in a lot of those CPU benchmarks
Edited by ThePath - 2/5/16 at 3:31pm
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Core i5 6300U completely blows 15w Carrizo out of water . Even in iGPU performance, intel was much better (intel uses dual channel memory though)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10000/who-controls-user-experience-amd-carrizo-thoroughly-tested/16
8800p https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8800P&id=2567
6300u http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-6300U+%40+2.40GHz
interesting when you dont compare with gimped hardware
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Truly some baffling choices made by the OEMs with regards to hardware. Single channel memory, crap displays, etc.
AMD needs to make an in-house laptop or something crazy if they want to gain market share, because every time I've looked at laptops in the last 10 years of so, there are dozens of intel choices and one or two terrible Sempron 1366x768 models on display.

I guess in this section of the laptop market, cost is king. AMD should probably force OEM's to certain standards... like allow single channel ram to be used with the A6-8600p / A8-8600p but require dual channel ram for A10 models.
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I guess in this section of the laptop market, cost is king. AMD should probably force OEM's to certain standards... like allow single channel ram to be used with the A6-8600p / A8-8600p but require dual channel ram for A10 models.
It certainly is, but the choices seem to be hamstringing the hardware across all aspects of price.
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