18w AMD Fusion ‘Zacate’ V Core i5 in Batman & City Of Heroes

4 Flares 4 Flares ×

A couple of days ago KitGuru reported from IDF showcasing the new upcoming AMD CPU architecture with integrated graphics. The new  APU chip, codenamed ‘Zacate’ looks to be a very exciting product with a low power requirement and a high level of performance.

Zacate is based on dual Bobcat CPU cores with Evergreen class Direct X 11 graphics support and with an extremely efficient power drain of only 18 watts under load it is certainly going to be incorporated into a plethora of solutions next year.

AMD Guru Chris Mikesell spent more time with us showcasing the Batman game running on Zacate hardware then comparing the exact same scene running on a Core i5 based laptop with integrated graphics. As you will see the experience was much faster and smoother on the AMD system.

Chris then showed us City Of Heroes in an open environment with some characters adding load to the hardware and once again the AMD Zacate APU was able to deliver double the frame rates when compared to the integrated Intel Core i5 HD solution. This is a clear indication that Zacate  is going to be the future king of low power mobile gaming.

Videos are available in HD over at our Youtube Channel page.

KitGuru says: Are you excited about Zacate? We are !

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
18w AMD Fusion 'Zacate' V Core i5 in Batman & City Of Heroes, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
4 Flares Google+ 0 Twitter 4 Reddit 0 StumbleUpon 0 Email -- Facebook 0 4 Flares ×

  • Tim

    For an 18W solution that is extremely impressive. This is going to really help with mobile gaming without losing 75% of battery life.

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Eric K

    Its noticeably more powerful, although with ATI behind AMD it was clear this was always going to happen once they got into this market big time.

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Steve

    Batman was such a great game, has put me in the mood to replay it this weekend. Nice article, thanks. AMD look to have a great future in 2011.

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Ron

    BUT HOW CAN AMD COMPETE WITH INTEL, WHEN INTEL (AND OTELLINI) ROUTINELY THREATEN AND BRIBE COMPUTER MANUFACTURERS TO LIMIT AMD’S MARKET SHARE?

    INTEL’S DIRTY GAMES ARE NOT OVER. WHY DOES AMD INSIST ON COMPETING ONLY ON TECHNOLOGY? AMD NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY DIRTY, TOO.

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Tech Head

    Hi Ron, I dont think Intel can do this anymore as they were fined a billion dollars last year. It would be foolish of them to try this again on a big scale. Although im sure there are little ‘moves’ by both companies to certain partners as incentives, but this would certainly not be limited to just AMD or Intel.

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Prateek

    Amd zacate is basically AMD version of atom if thats the case my next netbook from AMD

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • TheComfyChair

    Not bad for a netbook platform at all! Still, can’t wait until AMD show off llano and really hammer intel on performance. Especially since This is AMD’s lowest performing APU and it still beats intel’s highest performing without a problem. Sandy Bridge will only be able to perform about as fast as this netbook platform too, and that’s intels mainstream DESKTOP platform.

    Intel really deserve to take a pummeling this time around, since AMD have the best overall package by far, intel can only compete on the cpu side, which it will likely still beat AMD, but in gaming and the new internet explorer, cpu power means absolutley nothing.

    VA:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Polls

Best printer option for 2015?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
KitGuru Facebook
Latest News Latest Previews
Related Posts
Archives