Upon its release, Skyrim was fairly unforgiving to lower-end CPUs. The developer subsequently remedied the issue through multiple patches.
Our results demonstrate the advantage of higher memory throughput, and overclocking the x86 cores and graphics engine offers another big boost after that. But the difference between 933 and 1073 MHz memory is slight, although the faster data rate gets us even closer to the performance of a Radeon HD 6670 DDR3.
It’s impressive to see just how close the overclocked APU (black line) comes to the discrete Radeon 6670 DDR3 (blue line).
- Sami Mäkinen Weighs In On Llano Overclocking
- Dialing In Our Overclock Using The Right Components
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
- Benchmark Results: StarCraft II
- Power And Temperature
- AMD A8-3870K: Coming Close To Radeon HD 6670