AMD Beema and Mullins APU Performance – 3rd Generation APUs

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 is a good benchmark to gauge how well a drive will perform.  Many of the drive manufacturers have used this benchmark to show off the performance of their drives.  It provides a quick benchmark of Sequential and Random read/writes, and included a NCQ with a queue depth of 32. 

AMD Mullins Discovery CrystalDiskMark

The AMD Discovery tablet using the Mullins chipset scored much better than the HP Elitepad 1000 running an Intel Atom processor.    When looking at the difference, the HP Atom tablet is using a Sandisk SEM128, which has a maximum Read/Write of 150/50MB/s so the scores really doesn’t surprise me; AMD obviously opted to use faster storage in their Discovery tablets.

The Mullins APU scored 421.8MB/s in the sequential read test, and 150MB/s in the sequential write test.  While those aren’t incredible scores for a desktop, coming from a tablet, they are pretty respectable.

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