Interested In Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD "Carrizo" A8-7410?
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 21 August 2015 at 03:46 AM EDT. 43 Comments
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I'm hoping to carry out some AMD Carrizo Linux performance benchmarks in the days ahead on Phoronix, are you interested?

Sadly there hasn't been much AMD Carrizo testing in the US as the hardware still seems rather hard to come by for the lower-end notebooks, AIOs, and other devices. For hardware I've seen available from my preferred Internet retailer -- Amazon -- they now have a all-in-one computer that's fallen in price to below $500 USD.

The AIO Carrizo system I've had my eye on is the Lenovo C40. This computer with 21.5-inch touchscreen display has an AMD A8-7410 Carrizo APU, 8GB of DDR3 memory, 2TB HDD, and ships with Windows by default.

With this Carrizo system now selling for $480, I'm thinking of buying it (thanks to recent Phoronix Premium subscribers!) for Linux testing. I'm primarily interested in Carrizo for doing some AMDGPU vs. Catalyst driver benchmarks since at least for Carrizo there is supposed to be working power management / re-clocking. I'm also interested in Carrizo for its Excavator CPU cores for running some CPU tests and also looking at the LLVM/Clang vs. GCC compiler performance. Those are the main focuses of interest but there's also some other interesting AMD Carrizo Linux test cases.

On the downside, the A8-7410 Carrizo SoC isn't the most impressive part out there with being a quad-core 2.5GHz (boost) SoC with Radeon R5 Graphics. However, at leas it would fall within my price range as a AMD Carrizo system to benchmark for Linux. As a Phoronix reader, what do you think of Carrizo or are looking forward to most about it? Have you seen any better deals on systems? Feel free to share your thoughts as I decided whether to go for this A8-7410 system for Linux testing in the next few days.

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