Overclocking Llano just makes sense, but the RAM not so much
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2011 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: llano, ddr3-1866, a8-3850
Most reviewers made a financial decision when pairing RAM to review AMD's new Llano A8-3850 processor. Most chose 1333MHz DDR3, since when building a low cost PC most users are going to choose the lower cost as opposed to spending half the budget simply on DDR3. After seeing significant overclocks produced by a variety of testers, The Tech Report thought it would be interesting to see the impact of high speed RAM on the performance of an A8-3850, especially the graphics portion. As it turns out, the decision to go with lower cost RAM made a lot of sense as the the graphical performance did not benefit from faster RAM.
"Will 1866MHz memory make a big difference to the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU? How does power consumption look without a discrete GPU involved? We aim to find out."
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