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AMD Athlon 5350 (Kabini AM1 Platform) FS1b APU Review (w/ Sapphire R7 240 Low Profile)

PCMark 8 v2

We test using the conventional test and the OpenCL-accelerated benchmark built into PCMark 8 v2.

Unfortunately we did not have access to data for the OpenCL-accelerated result for AMD's Kaveri A10-7850K APU.

pcmark 8

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The performance trend for Kabini's Athlon 5350, in comparison to the Kaveri flagship, continues. PCMark 8 v2 shows that the Athlon 5350 delivers roughly 50% of the general-usage performance of the A10-7850K.

A 15% performance boost is registered when running PCMark 8 v2's accelerated test. The test leverages the OpenCL power of Kabini's 128 GCN cores.

3DMark

We used 3DMark's ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to test the gaming performance of PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.

3dmark

3dmark

3DMark's graphics-heavy workload is where the relative performance of Kabini's R3 graphics system is shown. Users expecting discrete-level graphics performance from the Athlon 5350's GPU will realise that comparison graphics cards will sit in the market's entry-level segment. Unsurprisingly, Kaveri's R7 GPU is substantially more powerful.

Physics performance of the Athlon APU is strong. AMD's flagship Kaveri APU is able to offer 36% higher performance than Kabini's Athlon 5350 but costs around three times as much.

Sandra Multimedia

sandra multimedia

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The Sandra Multimedia results provide numerical reasoning as to why the Kabini flagship is a capable APU for use in a media playback environment.

Sandra Memory Bandwidth

sandra memory bandwidth

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Memory bandwidth is where the Kabini APUs start to splutter. With the AM1 platform limited to single-channel 1600MHz memory, it is no surprise that memory bandwidth is lacking in comparison to higher-frequency, dual-channel configurations.

Performance of the on-chip graphics system is closely related to the performance of the platform's memory subsystem.

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