To test the Fusion platform today, we are using a wide selection of real world and synthetic tests, clearly labelled. If you are only interested in video quality and hardware performance we advise you to shift forward in the review to the real world and image quality sections. We also felt it would be interesting to compare some of our findings against the Intel Atom platform, in the shape of the 1.8GHz D525 processor.
MSI Fusion Platform System Prototype:
CPU/GPU: AMD Zacate APU – E350 (HD6310 graphics)
Motherboard: MSI E350IA-E45
Chassis: Silverstone Sugo SG05
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB PC3-10700 @ 1333mhz (9-9-9-25) 1.25volts
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD7500BPKT-22PK4T0 750GB 2.5″ 7,200 rpm.
Solid State: Kingston Hyper Max 3.0 x 2
Graphics Card: Sapphire HD6870 (via the 4x PCIe Slot)
Monitors: Sharp 50 inch 1080p Aquos LCD TV, LaCie 730 (IQ testing) and Dell U2410
ASRock Ion3D – Atom D525 @ 1.8ghz
Windows 7 64 Bit
Cinebench R11.5 64 bit
Cyberlink Media Espresso
Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra V10
HQV Benchmark V 2.0
Fallout: New Vegas
Resident Evil 5
Technical Monitoring and Test Equipment:
Keithley Integra unit
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Extech digital sound level meter & SkyTronic DSL 2 Digital Sound Level Meter
Kill A Watt Meter
All results are gained from multiple test runs to ensure any abnormalities are removed before publication.