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Sapphire EDGE-HD Mini PC Review – the smallest PC in the world

To test the Sapphire EDGE-HD System 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 other low power systems we have reviewed before. We have therefore included results from a previous generation AMD Turion 64 X2 L510 clocked at 1.6ghz.

Supplemental Hardware:
Solid State: Kingston Hyper Max 3.0 x 2
Optical: Asus USB 2.0 BluRay Drive
Monitors: Sharp 50 inch 1080p Aquos LCD TV, LaCie 730 (IQ testing) and Dell U2410

Comparison processors:
AMD Zacate APU – E350 (HD6310 graphics) @ 1.88ghz
AMD Zacate APU – E350 (HD6310 graphics) @ 1.60ghz
Atom D525 @ 1.8ghz
Turion X64 X2 L510 @ 1.6ghz

Windows 7 64 Bit
Aida 64
SiSoft Sandra
Cinebench R11.5 64 bit
Cyberlink Media Espresso
Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra V10
PCMark Vantage
HQV Benchmark V 2.0
Resident Evil 5

Technical Monitoring and Test Equipment:
Keithley Integra unit
Thermal Diodes
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.

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