Processor and Memory TestingFor my initial testing of the AMD 780G chipset, I am going to be looking at it from the low power, low cost perspective and thus I am going to be using the new Athlon X2 4850e processor rather than a newer quad-core Phenom CPU. That test will be coming soon when I look at one of the new ASUS full-size ATX motherboards.
For the 780G testing today, I’ll be comparing this new setup to the previous AMD 690G chipset to see if platform performance has improved at all; and with the SB700 I certainly expect that area to improve at the least. I’ll also be looking at how the gaming experiences on the 780G compare to other IGP options and then see how much improvement we get for the extra $50 of the Radeon HD 3450 graphics card.
The latest edition of SiSoft Sandra continues on the tradition of
testing the purely synthetic power of the processors to see how much
performance software developers might be able to pull out of them.
Since the scores of these CPU based tests didn’t change when we added the extra GPU, I just left them blank in this instance. In all three tests you can see that the raw synthetic performance is pretty much the same from the AMD 690G to the new 780G.