Versus mobile processors
Now we'll consider the A8-3500M against a range of recent mobile CPUs, including AMD's own Brazos-based APUs.
This is a different version of SunSpider running on a different browser than we saw a couple of pages back, so don't be surprised by the much larger numbers.
When removed from the company of desktop processors and placed exclusively alongside other mobile CPUs—many of which, in this case, are relatively lightweight, low-power affairs—the A8-3500M's CPU performance doesn't look nearly as dire. In fact, the A8 keeps up pretty well with the Arrandale-based Core i3-370M and Core i5-450M, both of them dual-core, 32-nm CPUs. Only the Sandy Bridge-based processors, with their much more efficient CPU microarchitecture, really distance themselves from the Llano-derived APU. Meanwhile, the A8-3500M clearly outclasses the lower half of the processors tested, including the Turion II Neo and Pentium CULV chips.
|TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: goodies from MSI, Antec, and OCZ||14|
|VESA DisplayHDR attempts to demystify HDR-capable monitors||14|
|BenQ EW277HDR brings HDR10 in reach of mere mortals||5|
|Intel Pentium Gold chips now have Silver siblings||25|
|Acer ProDesigner PE320QK is big on size and color accuracy||2|
|Thermaltake's Nemesis Switch has enough buttons for all your macros||17|
|Zotac Gaming MEK1 PCs have the requisite pieces of flair||9|
|Toshiba's latest hard drives store 14 TB without shingles||66|
|Friday deals: a motherboard trio, a cheap CLC, and a rodent||11|
|I liked it better when they called these chips "Atom". It was a more clear distinction. "Pentium Gold" is Kaby Lake. "Pentium Silver" is Gemini Lake (...||+10|