AMD Athlon 5350 (Kabini) Review

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loftie 24th April 2014, 17:22 Quote
You might want to check the socket, Anand has it as FS1b with AMD slides showing it as that as well.
The low-price segment is now being called the ‘AM1 platform’. It makes it sound like it should be a very old version of AM3, because at least colloquially it will just be called AM1. In reality, that word ‘platform’ is the kicker here, because the socket is actually called FS1b:
Dogbert666 24th April 2014, 18:10 Quote
Originally Posted by loftie
You might want to check the socket, Anand has it as FS1b with AMD slides showing it as that as well.

It's fine. The socket is technically FS1b, and the platform is referred to as AM1. It is, as ever in this industry, a poorly chosen naming strategy.
azazel1024 25th April 2014, 14:05 Quote
Originally Posted by Harlequin

that G3220 is a 53watt part not 25watt as kabini is , so for a comparison your looking at atom (which Is slower) or up the amd part to an A series APU.

as for MITX with the feature set your wanting - that's on £100 boards , which will buy an entire AM1 based pc. is the thing though, that kabini, especially the quad under load does seem to run close to 25w. The Haswell celeron/pentium doesn't even use half its rated TDP under load. I can verify. My G1610 appears to use around 4w at idle for the whole chip and around 20w under max load. That makes it very close to on part with the quad core Kabini in question in actual use, TDP ratings aside.

Notice that the i3 has the same TDP, with much higher clocks, hyperthread and HD4400 graphics, all of which increases power consumption considerably over an entry level Haswell celeron? That i3 does use roughly twice the power, which actually puts it up close to its rated TDP under both CPU and GPU load. The celeron without all of that uses roughly half the power under maximum loading (based on my testing and other testing I have seen). The Kabini under CPU and GPU load deffinitely hits its TDP and even under just CPU load is up there pretty close to the celeron under just CPU load.

It actually is a relatively fair comparison for idle and load CPU performance.

The Bay Trail based parts are pretty ball park on performance, especially the celeron/pentium Bay Trail-d parts with quad core and use significantly less than Kabini does, but real world power use and TDP. They are more expensive though.
Harlequin 25th April 2014, 14:28 Quote

hmm that's funny as hexus show the G3220 has nearly double the power under load than the AMD chip , and the 15w i5 is at 28w....

the A8-6500T is a watt to watt comparative , and its near double the speed in 720p gaming.
TheBitterNoob 29th April 2014, 11:54 Quote
Originally Posted by GeorgeK
I was using Chrome I think to try to stream youtube and Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 (maybe or perhaps 10) for the blurays... It's now not in my HTPC but is the basis for my backup server.

Here's one for £25 including delivery (free scan delivery cheesecake :D) -

and another for £20 plus delivery (unless we still get a delivery offer from CCL) -

Edit: I'm not sure if this is 'the' Asus board you were talking about but here is an Asus board for ~£25
try to check if they are using h/w acceleration and probably try updating your drivers..... we have an old Pentium 4 laptop that uses the built-in igp345m graphics (read Radeon 9200) that will stutter and artifact on YouTube on some catalyst versions and since flash doesn't support h/w acceleration on the said computer 480p videos will ram the cpu to 100% whereas playing the same video @ 720p under vlc with hw accel enabled will record 80% tops with average of 70% utilization.
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