AMD A8-3850 - Integrated Graphics the AMD Way


Results - Lightwave 3D 9.0

Results - Lightwave 3D 9.0

The A8-3850 was around the level of an Athlon II X4 in Lightwave 3D 9.0. Given its slower clock speed, it's a decent showing and while it started off slower than the Core i3-500, it was competitive once we got to 8 threads. In short, the 3850 won't be a giant leap over the previous generation of AMD processor, but it's still competitive enough for its mainstream nature. Again, in this benchmark, all platforms used discrete graphics but it shouldn't matter since this is primarily a CPU orientated test.

8.5
Performance
8
Features
8.5
Value
8.5
The Good
Hits new high in integrated graphics performance
Mainstream pricing
The Bad
Mediocre CPU performance
Dual Graphics feature is disappointing