AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform Review

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Performance iGPU - Integrated APU Graphics Engine

APU IGP Game Performance

Now, we've been chatting up on the embedded IGP inside the APU, you can make use of it if you purchase an APU based processor. With only 128 GCN based shader cores inside the Athlon APU series you can actually game albeit it'll be very difficult to do so with modern image quality settings. But if you lower image quality settings a little; gaming at 720P can become in range.

Obviously the Athlon APu is not at all designed for gaming, the IGp inside the APU is way more handy for CPU assisted GPU functionality like OpenCL acceleration.

Far Cry 2


Above you can see multiple IGP based processors at work, the IGP is rendering Far Cry 2 with 0xAA enabled, high image quality settings mode.

Resident Evil Benchmark


The title you are looking at is the Resident Evil benchmark, we have HQ settings enabled, are in DX9 mode yet have AA disabled. 


3DMark Vantage confirms the much better overall IGP performance, however a strong processor power will influence the P score big-time. So try and focus at the GPU score there.


We did a quick run with 3DMark 11 as well, on the IGP.  


Last but not least, we can not leave out 3DMark FireStrike. The 128 SP based Athlon is not exactly kicking ass, still these are file-serveerr/NAS peerformance solutions. 


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