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Benchmark Results: 3D Rendering And Productivity

AMD 785G: The Venerable 780G, Evolved
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3ds Max doesn't show a huge difference between platforms or even CPUs. There is a slight advantage to the AMD systems, but not much.

The AVG scan seems to prefer high memory bandwidth over anything else. Note that the GeForce 8200 and its DDR2 are achieving a similar result compared to the Intel DDR2 systems.

While WinRAR seems to appreciate the Phenom II's memory speed, WinZip seems mostly oblivious to its bandwidth advantage.

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    Anonymous , 5 August 2009 04:29
    just want to give you guys a heads up, meybe you wanna look into it:
    AMD 785G Update - Multi-Channel LPCM is not Available
    or at least thats what AMD says accordign to anandtech:

    http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=629

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    wild9 , 5 August 2009 10:59
    Great article..thanks for including the GPGPU benchmarks :)  Be nice to see those vs. the fastest i7 and it's respective power draw.

    Fair do's to AMD. They've bounced back, and given the market some products that can compete with both Intel (CPU's) and nVidia (GPU's). Seems like it's only nVidia that has kept Intel's head above water in the GPU market..the G45 couldn't even play Blue-Ray properly, let alone produce decent frame rates even in slightly older games.

    If I was in AMD's shoes right now I'd push the advantage of GPGPU processing, in addition to low-cost Athlon II/Phenom II processors. Only thing that doesn't appeal to me is the naming conventions, which confuse the user into thinking higher numbers mean more performance..that really turned me off nVidia. The 785G is alright because it suggests a slightly modified design rather than a brand new one (nice to see them squeezing everything out of it and developing even better drivers), but the integrated HD4200 being slower than HD3300? Hmm, c'mon guys..that might cheese off a few people.

    Finally, the article does lead me to ask: is nVidia doing the 9400 for AM3? If not, is it down to some competition law or something? The 8200 game results look very weak..they're even on par with the Intel G45 on occasion. An nVidia 9 series IGP for the AMD platform would obviously be better.

    p.s.

    Quote:
    As for environmental concerns, Mother Earth is far better served by simply turning your PC off when it isn't being used.


    I think Mother Earth is far better served by the US population, which is predicted to mushroom in a relatively short space of time..I'll settle for the lesser evil I think, and get that shiny new CPU.
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    LePhuronn , 6 August 2009 07:23
    wild9I think Mother Earth is far better served by the US population, which is predicted to mushroom in a relatively short space of time..I'll settle for the lesser evil I think, and get that shiny new CPU.


    I think you've missed out the words "not" and "cloud" from your quote
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    shawkie , 7 August 2009 04:28
    Anandtech is reporting that retail 785G motherboards typically won't actually support multi-channel LPCM. Any truth to this?
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    Anonymous , 12 August 2009 13:47
    AMD chips still can't run standard windows Apps properly without cashing, so as far as I am concerned, Intel is a solid winner.

    (every AMD I have been on has had an issue with some very basic program, ranging from Nero Burning Rom to something as simple as Microsoft Word (03/07))
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    Anonymous , 19 October 2009 19:31
    Hey, this review is giving me ideas....

    and now i'm slightly confused...

    I was going to assemble an intel 5200+ Biostar g41 for a simple home use PC, but now I am seriously considering 785G. I am not really into gaming. All I want is a graphic good enough to play bluray with good onboard sound card.

    Anyway, keep up the good work. This is the kind of review which a novice like me am looking at and depending upon when trying to buy a new PC. Thanks!!