Monday, February 28, 2011
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 11:30 AM
"I'll admit it. We are about to commit a terrible crime against the holy writ of product segmentation. We're about to consider the merits of AMD's Brazos and Intel's Pine Trail—incredibly small, low-power, and inexpensive PC platforms—versus a whole range of full-grown desktop CPUs, a ridiculously unfair and inappropriate endeavor if ever there was one."
The results that Tech Report posts should definitely be taken with a grain of salt. It should be obvious to almost anyone that the AMD E-350 will not be able to really compete against the likes of the latest generation desktop processors; it was never designed to. It does show that AMD finally has something with which to compete against Intel with its Atom CPU. Paired with a stronger GPU, it also means that Intel has some challenges in front of it, and its relationship with NVidia has become much more important. Sure, Intel might think that higher powered GPU is overkill right now, but it definitely seems to becoming an increasingly important part of computing. Especially with GPGPU acceleration becoming much more commonplace.