In the upcoming weeks AMD is expected to officially launch its Lynx platform that is comprised out of the desktop version of the Llano processor and of the company's Hudson chipsets, and such a system has been recently benchmarked by an enthusiast who managed to get its hands on a yet-unreleased Llano setup.
The platform tested was comprised of the Gigabyte A75-UD4H motherboard and of the AMD A8-3800 accelerated processing unit.
Judging by its name, this seems to be one of AMD's most powerful Llano desktop chips and it packs four processing cores clocked at 2400MHz, 4MB of level 2 cache as well as a Radeon HD 6000-series graphics core. This includes 400 stream processors clocked at 600MHz.
The chip also supports AMD's Turbo CORE technology, which automatically adjusts the speed of the four cores depending on the load placed on them.
Right now, we don't know if the A8-3800 is a 65W or a 100W part, but its voltage was set at 1.0V, when running at the default 2400MHz frequency, and 1.2V, when overclocked to 3GHz.
The APU was tested both overclocked and at the stock frequency and its performance seems to fall right between that of AMD's Athlon II and Phenom II CPU models, just as expected.
As far as the performance of the integrated Radeon HD graphics core is concerned, this lags 30 to 35 percent behind that of the dedicated HD 6570 GPU.
However, this packs 20% more stream processors than the A8-3800 on-die graphics core and also comes clocked 50MHz higher, so it appears that AMD has managed to make some good progress with the shared memory controller found inside Llano.
So far, AMD hasn't revealed the release date of the desktop Llano APUs, but their mobile counterparts are expected to be officially launched a few days from now, on June 14.