AMD Beema and Mullins APU Performance – 3rd Generation APUs


AMD Mullins APU Benchmarks

While the AMD provided tablets were engineered by AMD and will never be available, we did have the opportunity to run some benchmarks on the Mullins APU.

AMD Engineered Mullins Tablet Specifications
CPU AMD A10 Micro-6700T
CPU Speed 1.2GHz – 2.2GHz
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
Memory 2GB
Memory Type DDR3L-1333
OS Windows 8.1 with Update 1
Resolution 1920 x 1080

Having benchmarks is great, however what to compare it to. Thankfully, we have been able to obtain an HP Elitepad 1000 G2 to compare the Mullins APU to.

HP Elitepad 1000 G2
CPU Intel Atom Z3795
CPU Speed 1.6GHz – 2.4GHz
Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics
Memory 4GB
Memory Type DDR3L-1066
OS Windows 8.1 with Update 1
Resolution 1920 x 1080

AMD Mullins and Intel Atom Specs

On the surface, the HP Elitepad running the Intel Atom CPU appears to have the edge. We will be running the following benchmarks to evaluate the performance difference between the two tablets. As is standard practice, each of the benchmarks will be run multiple times, from the desktop with no additional software being run. Between each run of the benchmark, the tablets will be rebooted. The average score of these runs will be providedIn some cases, we will also provide a screen shot of one of the benchmark runs.

  • 3DMark 11
  • PCMark 8 – Work Benchmark
  • Performance Test 8
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • Gaming – Dirt Showdown

AMD Mullins Discovery Performance

During the presentation, AMD provided a glimpse of what we can expect from the Mullins APU in a couple different benchmarks. Unfortunately, AMD used the A4 Micro-6400T APU for their numbers, however the Discovery tablets used the A10 Micro-6700T. Also, the HP Elitepad 1000 G2 tablet uses the Intel Atom Z3795, while AMD compares their new APU against the Intel Atom Z3770. We’ll see how well these two different APUs compare in the upcoming benchmarks.