What's clear from the video is that AMD's Llano APU's will have at least four cores
AMD has recently uploaded an interesting video to its YouTube channel showing a direct comparison between one of its forthcoming, mainstream targeted, Llano-based processors and a Sandy Bridge based Intel Core i7-2630QM.
The video show both systems working through a number of CPU and GPU intensive tasks and also shows power consumption figures throughout.
Unsurprisingly the AMD processor gives its Intel counterpart a reasonable beating in both the performance and power consumption stakes, but it’s always worth taking these kind of manufacturer videos with a pinch of salt.
Possibly the most interesting part of the video is the final few seconds where AMD list the technical specs of the two systems used for the test. This screen names the AMD processor on test as the quad-core A8-3510MX and the integrated GPU as the AMD Radeon HD 6620M. The board chipset is also named as the AMD A70M Fusion Controller Hub.
This little bit of information seems to lend weight to the rumour that the AMD will be dropping its current naming scheme
for its new range of products. We’ve got to admit being a little dubious though about the stream of numbers and letters that appears to be their replacement for the current naming convention, as it doesn’t strike us as particularly easy to understand.
The only piece of information that seems to be missing in fact is the clock speed of the AMD processor used for the demonstration - and the price point, of course.
Do you think this marks the start of AMD’s fight back in the mainstream processor market or is it just a desperate attempt by AMD to build up some excitement about itself? Let us know your thoughts in the forums