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AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC
     Fri, Apr 25 2014 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's new AM1 platform is a fresh take on entry-level desktop computing with an SoC architecture wrapped in a socketed package for the masses.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

AMDs New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money
     Fri, Apr 25 2014 | 2:08P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Curious how AMD`s new AM1 platform APUs compare to the original AMD Phenom processors? Wondering myself, I ran some tests showing how the Sempron 2650 and 3850 along with the Athlon 5150 and 5350 compare to the original Phenom 9500 and Phenom II X3 710 processors with RS780/RS880 motherboards. Besides the new APUs being competitive against the old hardware while costing much less than the original Phenom CPUs, their power consumption is also at a fraction of AMD`s former high-end processors. Here`s a brief but nice look at AMD`s processing evolution in going from Phenom CPUs to today`s AMD budget APUs."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Podcast #297 - AMD AM1 Platform AMD Never Settle Forever 15nm Flash Memory and more!
     Thu, Apr 24 2014 | 3:54P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us this week as we discuss gaming on the AMD AM1 Platform, AMD Never Settle Forever, 15nm Flash Memory and more!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 3:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform with socket FS1b motherboards. This APU is based on AMD`s Kabini architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU close together. Kabini will aim at several low-end segments in the processor business to compete with Intel`s Bay Trail CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 2:08P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few years AMD has invested most of their efforts into their APU line. This has paid off for them in the way of performance improvements every launch and even more importantly this focus helped them score all three of this generations gaming consoles. Considering how many of the PC games that we play today are ports from those consoles AMD is in a great position to benefit from all of the fine tuning done on their console hardware. They recently introduced their Kaveri APUs and after spending some time making changes to our CPU test suite and retesting some of the competition I finally have the chance to sit down and talk about how their latest APU performs both from a compute side of things as well as the performance of the integrated graphics processor."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Ultra-Speed DDR3 Revisited: AMD APU Memory Scaling
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 10:04A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R7 graphics in the 7850K responded in perfect linear fashion to each memory speed bump, and the overclocked system provided some pretty good FPS averages as well. I did have to use some very high voltages to reach stability more easily, but a user with patience and a very good CPU cooler could find a power/performance sweet spot with an APU like the 7850K that would not only blow away the experience of a console, but would be a heck of a lot of fun to play around with!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMDs AM1 Athlon
     Fri, Apr 18 2014 | 2:08P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those looking at purchasing hardware for a low-cost socketed Kabini APU system build following our many AMD AM1 Platform tests under Linux that found the low-end hardware to play well with the open-source operating system, one of the motherboards worth considering is the ASUS AM1I-A."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
Intel Core i7-4960X 3-way SLI Gaming Performance Scaling @ ocaholic
     Thu, Apr 17 2014 | 10:04A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our 3-way SLI gaming performance scaling articles we`re going to investigate 3-way SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference 3-way SLI makes, when we run benchmarks with the CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Let`s kick off with an Intel 4960X CPU and three ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics cards and find out what the differences are going to be like."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough?
     Wed, Apr 16 2014 | 4:18P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Earlier today the latest installment of our extensive Linux testing of AMD's new Athlon AM1 APUs were shared in the form of RadeonSI vs. Gallium3D benchmarks of the Radeon R3 Graphics found with these new entry-level APUs. Not included with that open-source vs. closed-source driver testing was any Source Engine / Steam Linux game testing due to an XCB DRI3 issue, but this article is devoted to looking at the Catalyst performance for the Sempron 2650, Sempron 3850, Athlon 5150, and Athlon 5350 to see whether any of these APUs can make the cut for a budget Steam Machine."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

AMD Athlon 5350 / 5150 & Sempron 3850 / 2650
     Wed, Apr 16 2014 | 2:07P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a busy past few days since AMD launched their AM1 Socketed Kabini APUs. After the initial Athlon 5350 Linux review on launch-day, I did some tests involving a faster kernel and newer Mesa code along with some reference DDR3 memory scaling benchmarks for these APUs with Jaguar processor cores. Since then the Athlon 5150 and Sempron 3850/2650 APUs arrived. After a busy weekend of benchmarking, here`s the initial Ubuntu Linux benchmarks of all four AMD AM1 APUs that are available at this time: the Sempron 2650, Sempron 3850, Athlon 5150, and Athlon 5350. With these four new AMD APUs are also a number of thermal and power consumption tests."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD Athlon 5350 (Kabini AM1 Platform) FS1b APU
     Tue, Apr 15 2014 | 3:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The gaming and enthusiast audiences love their big, quick, expensive powerhouse machines – there’s no denying that. But the reality is that many users – about 38% of the market, in fact – in a wide span of geographical regions simply cannot afford or justify the latest-and-greatest in both CPU and GPU hardware. That’s where AMD’s Kabini APUs come into the picture. Shipping in up to 2.05GHz quad-core flavours and leveraging the GPU power of AMD’s Radeon R3 graphics, can the Athlon and Sempron – Kabini – APUs prove that respectable performance is available for a sub-£40 fee?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 15 2014 | 2:07P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month AMD released the low cost AM1 platform that they believe will succeed in the low cost general everyday use and office markets. To do well in this very competitive market AMD will need an affordable platform that has enough performance to get the daily tasks done. The AMD Kabini APU`s range in price from $31 to $55 and the mini-ITX and micro-ATX AM1 motherboards with the FS1b socket range between $25 - $35. That means you could be looking at a fully integrated desktop platform for less than $60! Does AMD have your attention now? Read on to see how this platform performs."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 5:57P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the initial Linux tests of the AMD Athlon 5150 / 5350 & Sempron 2650 / 3850 out of the way, I ran some basic overclocking tests on all four of these week-old AM1 APUs."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD “Kabini” AM1 Athlon 5350 APU (FS1b) Review
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at AMD’s new AM1 platform and given that I am writing with the realms of a traditional “tech enthusiast” website you’ll either think this is a great platform with potential, or just too slow to add anything new to the market. However, I am in the former, not the latter, camp – I can see the massive potential of AMD’s socketed Kabini APU. I have always been keen on budget and small form factor computing solutions; the Raspberry Pi is a great example of something that caught my eye. Of course at just $35 the Raspberry Pi is hardly comparable to AMD’s new Kabini socketed APUs that will cost a similar amount for just the APU. However, you can build a Kabini quad core system with a motherboard for just $64 – less than twice the cost of Raspberry Pi but no doubt with way more than twice the performance. The ethos with AMD’s AM1 platform is to bring the Athlon and Sempron product lines (that are orientated towards value for money and “upgradeability”) back with a bang.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini AM1 APU Review
     Fri, Apr 11 2014 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new AM1 platform from AMD features the Kabini APU. The Kabini line isn't truly new, but rather a variant of the Kabini that is already released into the mobile market and is featured in AMD powered laptops and other x86 based mobile devices.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 8:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now that we`ve covered the general information about the new socketed Kabini APUs, here are our first benchmarks from the Athlon-branded Kabini APU we were seeded with by AMD: the Athlon 5350 with Radeon R3 Graphics. Let`s see how this 25-Watt APU with four processor cores can perform under Ubuntu 14.04 Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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