CPU Benchmarks: Productivity
The advantage held by Intel’s x86 cores allows it to dominate in the well-threaded FineReader benchmark. The best that AMD’s Trinity architecture can muster leaves it halfway between Llano and Sandy Bridge.
WinZip 16.5 offers OpenCL acceleration for AMD APUs, and enabling the option allows the A10-4600M to beat Intel’s Core i5-2450M by a hair.
We’ve been waiting quite a while for real-world OpenCL-enabled apps that demonstrate the benefits of general-purpose compute acceleration, and this is probably the most impressive performance increase we’ve seen so far from a commercially-available and popular application.
WinRAR and 7-Zip are both threaded titles that don’t benefit from OpenCL acceleration, but do reward efficient processing architectures. Not surprisingly, Intel’s Sandy Bridge does particularly well in both metrics.
BTW, Charlie @ SemiAccurate is not an AMD fanbois IME. He just calls it like it is. Reality bites sometimes be it Nvidia, AMD or Intel's problems. Denial never changes reality. It is what it is.
A10-4600M laptops will be int eh $600-$700 neighborhood, and we're still waiting for Ivy bridge Core i5 to arrive in this price range.
We go over this. We also talk about how we'll do a follow up as soon as an appropriate product is available.
You need to read for it to make sense.
In a related question, does Trinity's details and specs lead to any conclusions about what Piledriver desktop processors will be like?