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AMD Kabini Reference Notebook

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Since these platforms aren’t out yet, AMD supplied us with a Kabini reference design whitebook, running Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit. The machine had no branding and is one that you’ll likely never ever be able to purchase. For this reason we won’t go into much detail on it, but it should good enough to give you and us an idea how the AMD Kabini mobile platform will perform.

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In case you are curious this Kabini reference design system is a 14″ notebook that has a 1920×1080 display, but lacks a touchscreen display for optimal Windows 8 use.

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The latest version of CPU-Z doesn’t properly read this systems configuration, so we’ll be looking at HWiNFO64 this time around. It properly reports that the AMD Kabini whitebook uses the AMD A4-5400 APU with AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics. The Kabini platform only single-channel memory, so there is just one 4GB DDR3 Hynix memory module installed running 1600MHz with CL11 timings. There are two slots for memory in the notebook, but adding an extra module won’t give you dual-channel performance.

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 A Toshiba 1TB 2.5″ notebook hard drive, a 45 WHr battery and a DVD+R DL optical drive round up other notable items inside this reference notebook.

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The Windows 8 Experience score was 4.8 on the AMD Kabini reference platform with the A4-5000 APU and the lowest subscore was the AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics. Let’s take a look at some performance numbers!

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