1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD A10-4600M Performance Revealed in Infographic

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Dent1

    May 18, 2010
    3,416 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    I dont think TPU reviewed the old APUs:(

    I found this interesting review / preview/ leak? of the new Trinity APU.

    The Trinity 4 core APU (4.2GHZ) faster clock for clock against Bulldozer FX 8 core (4.2GHz), which is good for a low end APU.



    post #5

  2. meirb111

    Apr 1, 2010
    218 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    they are not showing cpu performance because its nothing to brag about (hiding the shame)
  3. faramir New Member

    May 20, 2011
    203 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    Two comments:

    1: Dual GPU on a laptop is a dumb idea. The power usage of APU + retarded discrete GPU (rdGPU) is the same as pwoer usage of CPU (with no iGPU) + decent discrete GPU. The performance of ddGPU is much better and unlike rdGPU there are no CrossFire issues with driver support, weird performance drops, microstuttering etc. On top of that it is easier to cool two distinct components that both use roughly as much power, than to chill an unbalanced pair. Besides ddGPUs of today use astonishingly low amounts of power in 2D mode so there are no upsides to using APU + rdGPU in a laptop, only downsides.

    It might be a different matter on a desktop where one might want to risk the small amount of money in hopes of getting better graphics performacne but not going all the way and splurging for a HD7750, but this article is about laptops.

    2: Since Trinity dumped the braindead L3 cache of Bulldozer I take it's going to use less power for same performance level and suffer less from context switches due to "dumb schedulers" (it's always somebody else's fault when one's product doesn't perform well, right AMD ?). Is this a reasonable assumption or does the increased memory latency outweigh the benefits of getting rid of L3 ?
  4. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Jun 13, 2010
    8,194 (3.05/day)
    Thanks Received:

    ummm have you used a APU laptop ever?
    1. No the power cosumption is still less since you can switch off the discrete completely.
    how less? an 6550G + 7450 on dirt 3 will last around 2hrs.
    i played dirt 3 on that combo and it drained 20% of the battery after a little more than 20mins of play.

    True the microstuttering is existent, but thats only a driver issue that needs time to be solved.

    and power consumption is soooo low you will be amazed.

    also contrary to what you think, its easier to cool an APU than two discrete things, since you need only one heat collection area, thereby making the laptop a lot lighter by eliminating heatsink weight.

    i can use the apu powered lappy and game/stress on it, with it on my lap, without burning my thighs. Contrary an Atom gave me 1st degree burns while i was reinstalling its OS

    true their CPU performance sucks, but the graphics and the cheap is more than good enough for most people.
    timmyisme22 says thanks.
  5. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1 The Exiled Airman

    Jul 2, 2007
    18,537 (4.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    The have capability of Crossfire or SLI with A75 Chipset

    he just wants to bitch about it aka be the troll he is like a few other users here. APUs design was a good Media CPU and a stronger graphics core

    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. seronx


    Jul 10, 2010
    1,015 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    USA, Arizona

    ^Got the Passmark stuff for A10-4600M 7660G graphics only though before it was deleted

    A8-3870K GPU had 2 GB @ 1333 MHz
    A10-4600M GPU had 1 GB @ 800 MHz
    (both were 128 bit)
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
    de.das.dude says thanks.
  7. alamakluke New Member

    Jul 24, 2012
    4 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    How to activate the Turbo Cores? I've recently bought a Toshiba S855D laptop and even when pushing the cores using prime95, the core speed never goes higher than 2.3ghz? Does anybody know how to activate the 3.2ghz speed on this APU?

    I just realize that my Bus Speed never goes higher than 100mhz, my multipler goes to 23 that has no issues, but it's the Bus Speed that won't go to 200mhz, any ideas why?

    thanks in advance
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)