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AMD's desktop Kabini APUs to sell for as low as $31

By Scorpus ยท 8 replies
Apr 9, 2014
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  1. AMD are starting to roll out their socketed Kabini APUs for desktop platforms, and it turns out you'll be able to grab one for as low as $31. Based on the Jaguar microarchitecture - the same architecture used in the...

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  2. Can't wait for the Tablets with these APU's in them. I'm fairly happy with my old Acer C-50 tablet, but definitely need 4gb Ram and a faster cpu.
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,467   +500

    That's a tough place to position yourself... Double the TDP of Bay Trail Atoms, half the TDP of Haswell chips. When power consumption is all that matters, the Bay Trail will win almost every time. If graphics performance and media services are the key, while trying to maintain fairly low power consumption, that seems like the only place this desktop APU is going to have a real shot.
  4. It's hard to justify buying a low price cpu when ram prices and Windows is so expensive. The budget is already blown out of the water to try to save $50 dollars.
  5. Acording to passmark bechmark list, the G1820 and Athlon 5350 has the same score:


    If that is true the 5350 may be better because of the tdp and the gpu. Also is quadcore.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,151   +588

    The point of these chips are the GPU parts more than anything. When coming down to low power systems along with budget, having a GPU that can actually handle decent playback (At least a blu-ray or some low level medai apps/games) is significant especially when swapping a GPU becomes a problem. Where baytrail has a slight edge on the CPU, the Kabini excels at the GPU portion.

    CPU performance really is not that big a necessity at this area, if you really want cpu performance you would not be looking at these chips to begin with.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,037

    There are also Broadwell-H and Broadwell-Y coming, with TDP-s as low as 15W and 3.5W accordingly, with 14nm process, leaving AMD completely in the dust.
  8. Dead on arrival
    bad tdp, terrible cpu, and since its AMD there are probably very limited drivers and they wont be updated
    (opinion based on w500 with c-60 experience)
  9. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 169   +11

    Intel Troll. I bet you wouldn't even notice the cpu speed difference. Nothing wrong with AMD's drivers.

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