Buying Guide: Understanding AMD Processors

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The AMD VISION A10 Quad-Core Processor simultaneously handles productivity and entertainment with ease. More cores allow you to run memory-hungry applications quickly and easily when you're watching the latest movies, video-chatting with friends and playing the newest game titles. Some of the AMD Vision A8's features include:

  • AMD Turbo Core Technology: Extra performance on demand when you need it most.
  • AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics: Combines two powerful AMD Radeon™ graphics processors to boost graphics and gaming performance.
  • AMD Perfect Picture HD: Automatically enhances image quality — colour, contrast and resolution — to look bright, clear and vibrant.
  • AMD VISION Engine: Enjoy faster Internet browsing with sharp, crisp images and ultra-realistic gaming with immersive visuals.

NOTE: Please read the following AMD VISION A10 terms and disclaimers carefully.
Up to 258% faster gaming performance:
#1 -Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. The score for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the "Pumori" reference design for DiRT3 benchmark was 68 fps (frames per second) while the 2012 AMD E2-1800 APU on the "Inagua" reference design scores 19 fps. Configurations: AMD A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD E2-1800 Radeon™ HD7340 Graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1066 system memory, 1366x768 display, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery. TRN-120.

 Up to 586% faster video file conversion:
#2 - Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. Testing used Cyberlink Mediashow Espresso 6 software, converting a 5:15 minute 720x480 243Mb movie from DVD MPEG2 to a 720x480 416Mb .m2ts (PS3) file. The 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the "Pumori" reference design completed the task in 80.75 seconds while the while the 2012 AMD E2-1800 APU on the "Inagua" reference design completed the task in 554.33 seconds. Configurations: AMD A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD E2-1800 Radeon™ HD7340 Graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1066 system memory, 1366x768 display, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery. TRN-121

Up to 364% better visual performance:
#3 - Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. The score for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the "Pumori" reference design for 3DMark Vantage Performance benchmark was 4352 while the 2012 AMD E2-1800 on the "Inagua" reference design scores 938. Configurations: AMD A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD E2-1800 Radeon™ HD7340 Graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1066 system memory, 1366x768 display, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery. TRN-113

 Up to 169% faster music file conversion:
#4 - Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. The time in seconds for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the "Pumori" reference design to convert 1.29GB of .WAV files of the 2008 and 2009 Best-selling albums into .AAC using iTunes was 310 seconds while the 2012 AMD E2-1800 on the "Inagua" reference completed the conversion in 836 seconds. Configurations: AMD A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD E2-1800 Radeon™ HD7340 Graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1066 system memory, 1366x768 display, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery. TRN-117

Up to 148% faster HTML5 web browsing:
#5 - Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. The web benchmark utility GUIMark2 reported up to over 148% faster page loading for the 2012 AMD A6-4600M APU versus the 2012 AMD E2-1800 APU with a score of 6.05 versus 2.44 respectively. Configurations: AMD A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD E2-1800 Radeon™ HD7340 Graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1066 system memory, 1366x768 display, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery. TRN-124

 Up to 134% faster photo editing with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9:
#6 - Test conducted in AMD Performance Labs. Test based on Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 using application of filter to 24 photos, 1600x1066, .jpeg file format. The 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the "Pumori" reference design completed the task in 36.11 seconds and the 2012 AMD E2-1800 APU which completed in 84.63 seconds. Configurations: AMD A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD E2-1800 Radeon™ HD7340 Graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1066 system memory, 1366x768 display, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery. TRN-123

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner, wirelessly enabled HDTV) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. HD Video display requires an HD video source. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

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Note: Please read the following AMD VISION A8 terms and disclaimers carefully.

*Up to 313% Better Visual Performance:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Projections and testing developed by AMD Performance Labs. The AMD Quad-Core Accelerated Processor A8-3510MX is projected to achieve a 3DMark Vantage score of up to 3100 while the AMD reference design "Inagua" with an AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 achieved a score of 750. SNB-I11

System Configurations: Projections for the V3 system assume configuration of an AMD Quad-Core Accelerated Processor A8-3510MX, 45W with on die AMD Radeon™ HD 6650M graphics, 2x3GB, DDR3-1333 system memory, 160GB HD, Windows 7 Ultimate (8.65 beta driver). The V0 system was the reference design "Inagua" consisting of an AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, 1.6Ghz, on die AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066 system memory 14" display @ 1366x768, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery.

*Up to 741% better visual performance with Dual Graphics than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: AMD Dual Graphics Performance Boost: Tests conducted by AMD Performance Labs using 3DMark Vantage Performance score as a metric for visual performance. The 2011 A8-based PC with AMD Radeon™ HD 6755G2 Dual Graphics scored P5636 while the AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 achieved a score of P670. All scores rounded to the nearest whole number. SBNB-I86

System Configurations: The VISION A8-dual graphics-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3530MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6755G2 Dual Graphics (AMD A8-3530MX with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G APU Graphics and AMD Radeon™ HD 6750M Discrete Graphics) , 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with a 62.16Whr battery pack. The VISION E2 APU-based PC consisted of the E-350 Dual-Core APU, 1.6 GHz, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete-class graphics, 4GB(2x2GB), DDR3-1066 system memory 14" display @ 1366x768, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 62Whr Li-Ion battery.

*Up to 99% Better on Production Applications:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Tests conducted by AMD Performance Labs using PCMark Vantage. The 2011 VISION A8-based PC achieved an average score of 5182 while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC achieved a score of 2598. All scores rounded to the nearest whole number. SBNB-I18
System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A8-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3510MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 282% faster file conversion than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using Cyberlink Mediashow Espresso 6 software, converting a 5:15 minute 1280x720 278Mb .mp4 file to an 640x360 80Mb .mp4 file. The 2011 VISION A8-based notebook PC completed the task in 113 seconds while the 2011 VISION E2-based notebook PC completed the task in 432 seconds. Times rounded to the nearest whole second. SBNB-I37

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A8-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3510MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 328% better visual performance when streaming HD video then an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using HD HQV Benchmark version 2.0 (Hollywood Quality Video) to determine the quality of HD video signal processing. HQV is a tool used by AMD to evaluate video playback quality. HD HQV Benchmark version 2.0 provides visual feedback for scoring by the AMD reviewer. Scores may vary based on the skill and opinion of the reviewer. The 2011 VISION A8-based PC scored 184 points while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC scored 43. SBNB-I49

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A8-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3510MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 166% better gaming performance than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs measuring frames per second performance while playing Left4Dead2 at a resolution of 1366x768 with anti-aliasing turned off and anisotropic filtering turned off. The 2011 VISION A8-based PC reported 72 fps while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC reported 27 fps. All frame rates rounded to the nearest whole number. SBNB-I56

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A8-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3510MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 107% better performance using Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Fishtank demo test. The test measures FPS (frames per second) or browser frame rates with increasing numbers of fish in the tank. The 2011 VISION A8-based PC achieved up to 60 FPS at the 500 fish setting while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC achieved 29 at the same setting.

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A8-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3510MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G graphics, 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 104% faster photo editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 software, using "Smart Fix" clean up feature on 30 JPEG files pictures totaling 5.3MB at a resolution of 1920x1080 and measuring time to complete in seconds. The 2011 VISION A8-based PC completed the task in 46 seconds while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC completed the task in 94 seconds. Times rounded to the nearest whole second.SBNB-I79.

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A8-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A8-3510MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Note: Please read the following AMD VISION A6 terms and disclaimers carefully.

*Up to 157% faster file compression than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Tests conducted by AMD Performance Labs measuring the performance of Windows Send To Compress 64-bit compressing the dataset to a .Zip file. In the best of 3 runs the 2011 VISION A6-based PC completed the task in 130 seconds while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC completed the task in 334 seconds. Files used were the Project Gutenberg and Kiwix 0.5 Wikipedia Offline Archive(610MB in .rar format). All times rounded to the nearest whole second. SBNB-I21

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A6-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 244% faster video file conversion than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using Cyberlink Mediashow Espresso 6 software, converting a 5:15 minute 1280x720 278Mb .mp4 file to an 640x360 80Mb .mp4 file. The 2011 VISION A6-based notebook PC completed the task in 125 seconds while the 2011 VISION E2-based notebook PC completed the task in 432 seconds. Times rounded to the nearest whole second. SBNB-I35

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A6-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 328% better visual performance when streaming HD video than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using HD HQV Benchmark version 2.0 (Hollywood Quality Video) to determine the quality of HD video signal processing. HQV is a tool used by AMD to evaluate video playback quality. HD HQV Benchmark version 2.0 provides visual feedback for scoring by the AMD reviewer. Scores may vary based on the skill and opinion of the reviewer. The 2011 VISION A6-based PC scored 184 points while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC scored 43. SBNB-I48

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A6-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 801% better visual performance than a 2010 VISION Premium PC:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Tests conducted by AMD Performance Labs using FutureMark 3DMark Vantage Performance as a metric for visual performance. The 2011 VISION A6-based PC scored 2262 while the 2010 VISION Premium-based PC scored 251. All scores rounded to the nearest whole number. SBNB-I58

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A6-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The AMD 2010 VISION Premium-based PC consisted of the AMD Phenom™ II N970 Quad-Core Processor, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4250, 4 GB (2X2GB), DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 157% faster gaming than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs measuring frames per second performance while playing Dirt 3 at a resolution of 1360x768 with anti-aliasing turned off and anisotropic filtering turned off. The 2011 VISION A6-based PC reported 36 fps while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC reported an average 14 fps. All frame rates rounded to the nearest whole second. SBNB-I67

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A6-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

*Up to 85% faster photo editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 than an E2 Dual Core:
Footnote/Disclaimer: Test conducted in AMD Labs using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 software, using "Smart Fix" clean up feature on 30 JPEG files pictures totaling 5.3MB at a resolution of 1920x1080 and measuring time to complete in seconds. The 2011 VISION A4-based PC completed the task in 51 seconds while the 2011 VISION E2-based PC completed the task in 94 seconds. Times rounded to the nearest whole second. SBNB-I78

System Configurations: The 2011 VISION A6-based PC consisted of the reference platform "Torpedo" with the AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX APU, with AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G graphics, 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333Mhz system memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 2011 VISION E2-based PC consisted of the reference design "Inagua" with the AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, 4GB (2x2GB), DDR3-1066Mhz system memory, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

 

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