The popular Acer Aspire One AO722 has recently been given a power boost and is now available with the more powerful AMD C-60 APU rather than the C-50.
While the C-60 has the same clock speed as the C-50 (1GHz) the C-60 offers a short Turbo core overclocking to 1.33GHz.
The C-60 APU also includes AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics, which offers 80 shaders and an UVD3 video processor. Unlike the HD 6250 in the C-50, the C-50’s 6290 also supports Turbo Core overclocking it up to 400MHz from its base of 276MHz.
So just how well does it perform?, and specifically against the previous C-50 (thanks to C-50 results from our partner site NetbookNews)
First we tested the C-60 powered AO722 with Geekbench, where is scored 1,236. while the previous Acer AO722 with the C-50 scored 1,168).
In Crystalmark the C-60 scored 40,027, compared to 37,648 for the C-50.
Interestingly the C-60 scored only 1801, while the C-50 scored 1889 in 3DMark06. But the report did say that the graphics card and processor were not recognized , so it probably couldn’t get all the power out of the new setup.
The 3DMark06 CPU score was 761, compared to 646 of the C-50, indicating the boost from the new more powerful CPU.
Stay tuned for our full review of the new Acer Aspire One AO722 powered by the AMD C-60 APU.