The lower end of the PC market is anybody’s game at this moment.This segment is mostly dominated by HTPC’ or light to very light gaming rigs,as such the processor powering these PC’s need to be capable to handle Computing tasks for day to day work and a somewhat powerful GPU to support gaming at low resolutions.So the best solution for these rigs is a Processing Unit which has an on die GPU.
Now this segment is generally dominated by Lower end processor like Pentium or Core i3’s from Intel,but recently from 2011 AMD’s been giving stiff competition in that front first by releasing “llano” line of APU’s(Accelerated Processing Unit) with K10 Husky cores. Initially they offered similar performance to Intel counterparts but with the second generation APU’s based on the “piledriver” cores AMD offered considerable performance increase.
Since i got my hands on a setup including APU with a top of the line A85X Board i thought i would give you people some idea about how good or bad the platform is..you be the judge.I will reserve my judgement until i get my hands on an retail sample.
So without further ado lets dive into the preview.