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    News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Offering double digit performance increases over previous generation Trinity chips.
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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Meh. Comparing against a NVGT630? WTF? 'Elite Entertainment Experiences' indeed - still not good enough to game without a discreet card.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    The price is the most compelling thing about these APUs, it's just a shame that AMD still hasn't got anything compelling higher up the performance scale (or indeed further down the power consumption scale). However I do agree with their balanced computing spiel, hopefully the 28nm Kaveri will improve things for AMD.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    The price is the most compelling thing about these APUs, it's just a shame that AMD still hasn't got anything compelling higher up the performance scale (or indeed further down the power consumption scale). However I do agree with their balanced computing spiel, hopefully the 28nm Kaveri will improve things for AMD.
    Trouble is,. it isn't balanced computing. The graphics are sub-par for gaming and OTT for everything else. And the power consumption is just embarrassing compared to Intel, making it a poor bet for the HTPC crowd.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    The graphics are probably better than what 50% of people are using and if you want an HTPC chip go for Kabini.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    the power consumption is just embarrassing compared to Intel, making it a poor bet for the HTPC crowd.
    Are you sure;
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...hland-review/8

    Idle power is lower than the i3s. Load power is higher but that's with CPU running together with the, relatively, high-power IGP. Would be interesting if one of the reviews would measure power consumption under video playback.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    `sub par` utter rubbish! my kids pc has a 6670 - similar to this gpu wise , and it plays games perfectly fine @ 1440x900 (a 19" screen) on medium / high settings.


    am actually temtped by this to see how it goes with CF with the 6670 they have

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    "Consistently beating an Intel Core i5 4670K (Ivy Bridge)" Um... Typo.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by lowers93 View Post
    "Consistently beating an Intel Core i5 4670K (Ivy Bridge)" Um... Typo.
    not really - they are comparing iGP to iGP - and the AMD solutions are faster than the latest Intel iGP solutions.

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    not really - they are comparing iGP to iGP - and the AMD solutions are faster than the latest Intel iGP solutions.
    Yes really, i5 4670K is not Ivy Bridge, it is Haswell...

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Meh. Comparing against a NVGT630? WTF? 'Elite Entertainment Experiences' indeed - still not good enough to game without a discreet card.
    considering the prices of those, i think the comparison is fair. price/performance looks really good in 3D at least.

    i5 4670K ~ 250$
    i5 4670K + 630GT ~ 300$
    AMD A10-6800K ~ 150$

    and 30fps at 1080p in those games is pretty much a playable experience.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    Yes really, i5 4670K is not Ivy Bridge, it is Haswell...
    oh yeah *doh* thought it was the usual amd bashing....

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    @Wasabi, you need to take into account price as thats why they picked the gt630 as it offered more performance than the hd4000 in intel chips yet could fit near their whole cost of the A10, A10 $149 and i just had a look at scan and the i3 (lowest model) is £93 and a quick gander at the gt630 is £43 so thats pretty damn close to their price if they were selling it in pounds!.


    For power usage its not bad by any means, the performance is stronger than the gt630 yet with an i3 and the gt630 you would be only 10w better off (estimating...) which is negligible!
    Bang for buck AMD keep going strong and I hope one day they can also reclaim the performance crown .
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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    But you need more expensive RAM for the APU rig. Then Comparing an i3 is maybe a little off - one of the new Pentiums (e.g. G2120) is much much cheaper and closer CPU-performance-wise, giving you spare cash to buy a graphics card that doesn't suck.

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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    But you need more expensive RAM for the APU rig. Then Comparing an i3 is maybe a little off - one of the new Pentiums (e.g. G2120) is much much cheaper and closer CPU-performance-wise, giving you spare cash to buy a graphics card that doesn't suck.
    Throw anything multi-threaded at the G2120 and it collapses in performance,and for multi-tasking the A8 and A10 are still better. As a general purpose HTPC and family rig CPU it is a better choice over a Pentium dual core anyway.

    I have owned both a Core i3 2100 and the earlier A6-3670K,and I would take the APU anytime over a current Core i3 for a general purpose rig without a discrete card ATM.
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    Re: News - AMD launches its Richland desktop APUs

    They're not bad for <£115 ish if you need a system with some graphics oomph on the cheap. Competes well with Celeron/Pentium/i3 processors but doesn't alter the balance of power as far as I can see, at any given budget if your emphasis is raw CPU performance and lower power draw then probably go Intel, if you favour more graphics orientated tasks then take the AMD. If you've got a lot more than £115 to spend on a CPU+GPU and a big case to put it in then you're looking at the wrong product...

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