AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform Review

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System Boot Times and Temperatures

 

bootracer-win8

The last performance test that we wanted to run was Bootracer 4.6 to see how fast the system is able to boot Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Update 1. We were happy it takes just 7 seconds to get to the logon screen and about 25 seconds to get the desktop fully loaded! We do have permission to use BootRacer for non-commercial use, so no worries there. 

am1-temperatures

We used HWiNFO64 to monitor temperatures and voltages and was pretty impressed by what we saw. The AMD Athlon 5350 APU with Radeon R3 Graphics idled with a temperature of 9.4C and then peaked at 30.8C according to this software program. We know those temperatures are off as the CPU isn’t running below ambient (72F).  

idle-temp

Gigabyte’s Easy Tune 6 software showed that the AMD Athlon 5350 APU was running at 24C at idle with the fan at 1323 RPM.

load-temp

When Prime95 was fired up the CPU temperature topped out at 43C and the fan was now running at 2689 RPM. Not bad for such a small heatsink!

AMD FS1B Platform

 AMD informed us that several heatsinks will be shipping with the AM1 platform. Our platform is using the Foxconn 1A215Q300 heat sink.

am1-heatsinks

There will also be the Cooler Master DKM-00004-A1-GP and the AVC Z5LH021001 heat sinks available.

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