AMD Richland benchmark results available

AMD’s Richland APUs should arrive on March 19 but growing interest in the chips has prompted the hardware web site OBR-Hardware to find Richland APUs and conduct some preliminary testing. Of course the results are not official but still they give us a pretty good idea what to expect from Richland next month.

Richland boasts several key improvements when compared to Trinity, which include increased clock speed and improved built-in graphics. These APUs will still rely on the Piledriver architecture but they will count on AMD GCN graphics architecture and will feature an integrated dual-channeled DDR3-2133 memory controller as well as the well-known 32 nm production technology.

All in all the improvements grant increased computational performance with the top AMD Richland chips (AMD A10-6800K and A8-6600K) rivaling quad and six-core AMD Phenom II chips. As expected, however, the Richland APUs fall behind Intel’s own Ivy Bridge processors, namely Core i5-3570K with the performance difference in PC Mark 7 reaching 30 per cent.


The 3D tests show a different picture though – as before AMD’s integrated graphics rushes ahead when compared to Intel’s integrated graphics in chips such as Ivy Bridge and Richland is no different. The 3DMark 2011 test has revealed that Richland’s integrated graphics (A10-6800K) is twice as fast compared to Intel’s HD graphics found in the Core i7-3770K. A8-6600K is nearly 60 per cent faster.


AMD’s Richland APUs may turn out to be a great overall platform for casual gamers and office software users. Detailed tests as well as pricing will appear next month when Richland makes its official debut.

(pictures courtesy of OBR-Hardware)


Source: OBR-Hardware

Related posts

Logitech Announces Harmony IR Extender System

Today, Logitech announced the Logitech Harmony® IR Extender System, which makes it easy to control your devices while they’re conveniently hidden away inside a closed cabinet. The Harmony IR Extender System doesn’t require any programming, so you’ll be up and running in no time. Just place...

Specs of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 now available

Specs of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 now available

Summer is the season when many people around the world go on vacation and in most cases they take a digital camera with them. Panasonic knows this very well and that’s why the company plans to please its fans with three new digital cameras this summer. Sadly there’s very little information on...

Samsung add N110 and N120 to their mini notebook lineup

Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the N110 and N120 as the newest additions to their mini notebook lineup. The N110 and N120 are both currently...

Leave a comment