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Athlon 5350 and Sempron 3850 Processors (Kabini) and Socket AM1 Platform Review. Four Cores for Less
No, 45W CPU load for Kabini, looool. Very wrong guys, very wrong...
I tested it too and I had 35W for all system in CPU load.
PS:Maybe you can add next measurement. Nobody will running in practice LINX or OCCT and + Furmark. Its stupid. What about practice power consumption. Example game playing or wathing at 1080P video at this platfrom?
Also it is funny to see someone saying that AMD did nothing to improve Kabini for the last year when Beema is already one month old. And we know how much better it performs with much lower power consumption.
And of course AM1 can support overclocking. But only ASUS added overclocking capabilities in it's motherboards. MSI didn't.
Also Beema ended up just too much similar as a design with Kabini and it was introduced just too close to the introduction of AM1 platform. So Beema compatibility with just a BIOS update for today's AM1 boards is not necessary something to think as impossible. Nice pointing at future DDR4 and the possibility Beema to have a DDR4 controller, but thats not really a problem. The author seems to forget things like AM2 and AM3 processors working on the same AM2+ motherboards.
The entire article seems a bit negative, however ends on a much more positive mood - I was a bit WTF?
1) the author points out that the Athlon 5350 costs $55, while the J1900 costs $75, and the 3rd model costs $82. That's a price hike of of 40% & 50%. Now... at no stage did I see the Intel chips even get close to beating the Athlon chip by more than 25%. So why the negativity? It seems the Athlon chip is in fact punching above its weight (as far as cost).
2) These are entry level chips designed to handle the everyday tasks of web browsing, music, video, downloading + NAS/HTPC/file server functions + basic casual gaming. These AMD chips cost very little and seem to run quite efficiently - I'd say this pretty good. I can save $40 or more, which can go towards a bigger HDD. Kinda makes sense that the AMD platform is more suitable..
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