Benchmarks claim AMD’s Fusion Ontario APU to outperform Intel’s Atom
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AMD has been in the news because of its Accelerated Processing Unit, or APU that combines a CPU and GPU. Hardware.info, a technology site compared the C-50 to Intel’s Atom N550 netbook processor and came out with some interesting results that would put Intel to shame.
The testers employed four benchmarks, in two of which the Fusion chip outperformed the Atom by a huge margin. It almost doubled the N550’s PCMark Vantage - Gaming score (1,380 to 697) and outwitted it by more than tenfold in 3DMark06 (1,769 to 153). The Atom however managed to save its face by winning a solitary test that was Cinebench 10 (1,466 to 1,271).
The C-50’s integrated Radeon HD 6250 GPU is thus better than the N550’s GMA 3150. This is on account of the fact that C-50’s integrated Radeon HD 6250 GPU supports DirectX 11 graphics while Intel has not gone beyond DirectX 9. Also the former consumes marginally lesser power at 8 watts.