AMD Brazos Platform and AMD E-350 (Zacate) CPU Review. Page 7
[03/07/2011 09:32 PM | CPU, Mainboards]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
The first new product from AMD that should get the company back to the route of success is the totally new processor family using Bobcat microarchitecture. They are targeted for netbooks and nettops, which is the market where AMD hasn’t been represented at all before. However, will AMD manage to revolutionize this market and push aside Intel Atom and Nvidia ION? Let’s find out!
General Performance: PCMark Vantage
We will use the popular PCMark Vantage suite to benchmark the average performance of the systems in practical tasks.
The AMD Brazos platform is overall faster than the first-generation ION which is based on the Diamondville-core Atom. It doesn’t mean that Intel’s energy-efficient platform can’t compete with AMD’s solution. The new 1.8GHz Atom coupled with Nvidia’s graphics beats the Brazos across most of the tests. The gap isn’t very large, yet we can see that the Zacate is no Atom killer when it comes to everyday tasks. It should rather be viewed as an alternative offer from AMD.
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