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It almost seems a waste to have spent money on the A8-3870K—it’s barely any faster than the -3850.
But whereas Core i3 edges out both Llano-based APUs, our two dual-module examples of Trinity cruise right on by.
Although we only included the Core i3-2105 in our gaming tests, it’d lose by the same margin to the new A8 and A10, suggesting AMD’s upcoming APUs might end up costing a fair bit more than the existing Llano line-up.
The Sandy Bridge architecture gets the best of Trinity in Premiere Pro, though we’d suggest a CUDA-based card in this application anyway (and a more powerful processor, if you’re truly an aspiring video editor).
Our After Effects results fall much closer to each other, and the A10 manages to out-perform Intel’s Core i3-2100.