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Take a CPU. Cram in a graphics core. What d'ya got? If you're AMD, it's a Fusion processor. That sounds futuristic and is indeed the expected shape of things to come for the PC.More than that, the future is expected to eventually hold nothing but PCs based on system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices. It's already happened to phones and tablets. But here's the thing. All of Intel's mainstream PC processors are, in fact, already Fusion chips with a fully functioning graphics core. Meanwhile, AMD's current Fusion chips are resolutely designed as low power or low-budget chips. And that even applies to this latest Fusion effort from AMD, the chip formerly known under the Trinity code name, the A10-5800K. Yes, like previous Fusion chips from AMD, it doesn't even get a proper brand name. It's merely an A Series "Accelerated Processor". That might seem to be a marketing opportunity missed, but who cares? What really matters is the hardware on offer, so let's have a look. Trinity, of course, is AMD's second Fusion chip for full-power systems; Llano being the first. So, what's changed?
Late last week, we posted a glimpse of what AMD had in store with their latest A-Series APUs for desktop systems. In that article, we were able to officially unveil the Virgo platform and discuss speeds and feeds, GPU performance, and power consumption characteristics. However, we weren't able to disclose any CPU performance numbers, overclocking data, or pricing. We know some of you aren't too fond of cliffhangers that leave out important data like that, but thankfully we can give you all the full scoop here today. In this piece, we'll fill in the blanks regarding AMD's latest desktop APUs and cover the rest of the performance characteristics many of you have been eagerly anticipating. We won't, however, be covering the architectural details again. If you missed our previous coverage of Trinity, Piledriver, and the Virgo platform, please take a moment and peruse these previous HotHardware articles: In those two articles, we cover all pertinent architectural details and features, spotlight AMD's latest A-Series mobile platform and cover desktop A-Series GPU performance.
If "will it play Crysis?" has been the number one (and most annoying) Internet meme and inquiry in tech forums of the last several years, second place has to go to "can I play (insert game title) with my integrated graphics?" The answer was a resounding "No!" until Advanced Micro Devices finally replaced all of those familiar and ubiquitous "The future is Fusion" logos with a chip called the APU or Accelerated Processing Unit. The Ultra Low Wattage incarnations of this was the Zacate and Ontario meant for the netbook market, while Llano was meant to provide the CPU and GPU power to break into the desktop market. AMD has openly stated that it has approached Fusion as much an ideal as it does process and function in what AMD thinks customers want in a computing experience. Whereas Intel has relied on raw processing power to carry the day, AMD has given equal weight to CPU and GPU function on the same die as well as engineering to very quickly shift those resources back and forth depending on what the task at hand demands.
We first laid hands on AMD's Fusion series last February when we reviewed the 18W dual-core Zacate APU, formally known as the E-350. Designed for netbook-like applications, the Zacate APUs brushed aside existing Intel solutions with ease, providing an affordable yet powerful to the then common Atom/Ion combo. Shortly after Zacate's release, we had an opportunity to test AMD's A8-3850 desktop APU, codenamed Llano, which featured "Husky" CPU cores that were essentially the mobile Phenom II architecture along with Redwood-class integrated graphics (WinterPark for the dual-core variants and BeaverCreek for the quad-core versions). Like Zacate, we felt Llano was going to be a success for AMD, and for the most part, it has been a hit among certain users. Even today, top-end Intel chips such as the Core i7-3770K can't beat the A8-3850's graphics performance, while many Ivy Bridge-based Core i5 and i7 parts have an even slower HD 2500 graphics engine. Granted, Intel still dominates the processor market and its products are generally the way to go if you want the fastest CPU possible.
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