Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,668 Reviews & Articles | 36,029 News Posts

AMD A8-3850 (Llano) APU and A55/A75 Chipset Review - AIDA64

AMD launch their next level Fusion platform "Llano". Today we have a look what it's all about with the A8-3850 APU while also discussing other models from AMD.

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 30, 2011 3:56 am
Manufacturer: AMD



Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

Developer Homepage:

Product Homepage:

Buy It Here


Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.


TweakTown image content/4/1/4171_32_amd_a8_3850_llano_apu_and_a55_a75_chipset_review.png


TweakTown image content/4/1/4171_33_amd_a8_3850_llano_apu_and_a55_a75_chipset_review.png


Having a look at the CPU performance, we can again see that performance from the A8-3850 is a little behind the Phenom II offerings. When we clock it up to 3.6GHz, though, we can see performance rivals the X4 965 and comes within throwing distance of the X6.


Compared to the i3 2120, we can see that performance on the A8 is actually a little better when overclocked at the L1 Cache level. While we of course understand that the i3 2120 can be overclocked, being a non k series CPU means that overclocking is extremely limited, making any gains very minor.


TweakTown image content/4/1/4171_34_amd_a8_3850_llano_apu_and_a55_a75_chipset_review.png


Intel have done a fantastic job with memory performance over the last few years, but even more so in the Sandy Bridge platform. Comparing the A8-3850 to the Phenom II CPUs, though, we see because we've got 1866MHz DDR support verse 1600MHz DDR on our Phenom II chips, that results in some added memory performance which is of course appreciated.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs content at our CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below