AMD A8-3850 & Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Review
Published: 1st August 2011 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: £89.99 @ Aria |
Call of Duty : Black Ops
CoD:Black Ops, a very popular FPS is another ideal benchmark for our A8-3850 APU.
With all settings cranked up, the game play was not particularly fluid. It goes without saying that a dedicated graphics card is necessary to really play this game to its fullest potential.
The clouds of slideshow doom lift, where average framerates rise to a more sensible average of ~33fps. While the game is now playable, we're a little dubious as to whether this would suit many gamers. At this stage, it is beginning to look as though the Radeon HD 65xx based graphics is being constricted by a lack of dedicated memory.
Aliens vs Predator
Given how the A8-3850 began to crumble at higher game settings in both Far Cry 2 and Call of Duty : Black Ops, we didn't have much hope for Direct X 11 hit, Aliens vs Predator. Regardless, we felt that it might be worth a try.
Want to play AVP without a dedicated graphics card? Forget it.
Stalker : Call of Pripyat
We will conclude our testing with Stalker using both High and Low in game settings.
Its really not happening, here. It was however to be expected as Stalker is by no means the easiest game to tame.
Lowering in game settings improved the situation however the fluidity was still a little weak for our liking.
While our gaming test results seem poor, please do not lose sight of the fact that this was tested with an Integrated Graphics Processor with absolutely no dedicated memory. Given that in most cases, minimum frame rates were well over double figures in these recent gaming releases, we can only be impressed.