AMD Compares Llano and Sandy Bridge in Video

Sandy Bridge is the new big dog in the consumer computing processor space – or is it? In terms of certain benchmarks, it is, but AMD feels that graphics have a big part to play too. With software supporting more GPU acceleration, there's certainly a valid point.

AMD has just released a video showing its Llano APU system going head to head against an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. We know which side has the better graphics part integrated, but how does that translate into real-world performance? This is what AMD is trying to show everyone, but keep in mind that these are specific conditions.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • joytech22
    Did.. Did I just watch Intel get owned in the mobile department?
    Oh boy! let the war commence!

    Until.. the desktop parts are available, then we'll proceed with the desktop war.
  • bombat1994
    well done AMD. The processor might not be as powerful but the intergrated graphics are much better than sandy bridge. quite a good effort for a upper market mobile cpu.

    lets just hopes bulldozer can follow suit
  • joytech22
    bombat1994well done AMD. The processor might not be as powerful
    I should probably point this out, AMD's CPU in this video is just a Pheonom II with AMD's GPU on the same die.

    That's why if you had a Phenom with the same clocks and cores as this, they would both perform almost exactly the same in a CPU workload.
  • shreejan86
  • hardcore_gamer
    whats your point ?
  • dragonfang18
    I feel like I need an arbitrary review to make sure...
  • Pointless, AMD need to have product in market already, they are running late and need to execute!
  • chronium
    Umm did they just compare a Intel mobile CPU to a AMD desktop CPU?
  • chaoski
    Let's see this thing on the market.....already, AMD
  • pelov
    chroniumUmm did they just compare a Intel mobile CPU to a AMD desktop CPU?
    Believe they're both mobile CPUs.

    It basically shows AMD beating Intel in the graphics department, this time via APU. This, of course, is nothing new for AMD/ATi and sort of expected. Great for laptops as it means you don't need a discrete GPU in a lappy anymore to achieve decent framerates... unless it's a gaming laptop or desktop :P