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AMD Kabini Athlon 5150 1.6 GHz - something for enthusiast

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by FlanK3r, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. FlanK3r

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    Im tetsing for review now Athlon 5150. This is from my point the best price/performance ration for AM1. Basic clock is 1600 MHz (top model 5350 has 2050 MHz, this different could be visible in practice, but 5150 has still OK performance). The RAM IMC support is 1600 MHz DDR3. Not bad, but you will see later. And iGPU has the core clock 400 MHz. For older oldschool games its OK. As Quake III. Quake IV, Counter Strike, Battlefield 2 or modern Torchlight.

    New benchrig for small machine :)
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    And new HyperX memory Fure
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    But, what happens, if the right guy has the right motherboard? This motherboard is Asus AM1I-A.
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    BIOS is simply perfect for some fun.

    This is teraser. 1600 MHz CPU and DDR3? No way...I wanna more... 1984 MHz at CPU and DDR3 the same! And still stock voltage of CPU :)
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    cool, i'm interested in this platform, but hard to find people who overclock things on it...

    nice data, you going to do more bench's with it? overclock the igpu possible? seen the power output is only like 35watts max it seems like an awesome tiny desktop/htpc/whatever!

    thanks for the info thus far man!
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    Yes, you can see there OC of RAM (awesome from IMC 1600 MHz to 19xx MHz!), CPU OC, APUNB OC and iGPU OC (now around 500 MHz).

    Im still testing, actually Im at 2150 MHz for CPU/DRAM :)...Wow. But again, only few boards have in BIOS BCLK and voltages settings. This one seems the right one :)
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    Not sure about your "Enthusiast" tag to be honest, with just 2MB L2 cache and no L3 cache I think even with a half decent graphics card slotted in you would struggle to play any fairly recent demanding games, although I will be interested to see your findings, I appreciate it's a low power unit, probably primarily aimed at internet browsing and simple tasks.
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    yes, but this combination could be for some HW lovers. Most boards have no OC options for AMD Kabini. This one yes. First wall is now aroun 2150 Mhz CPU + 2150 DDR3 + 10xx MHz APUNB and 550+ MHz iGPU with stock volatges (so 134 MHz BCLK)
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    awesome, very cool to have that flexablity, are you still running the stock heatsink too? its cheap enough for me to justify the fun factor of just tweeking with a lowend but still powerful enough pc to pitch to the wife :)
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    Didn't knew you could overclock these? Great!!! I could replace later my Phenom II X3+GT620 combo that it is playing the role of HTPC right now.
    Thanks for the (so far) mini presentation.
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    Well I look forward to your review, hopefully it will enlighten us, most of the info I have read on other reviews suggest that even at low resolutions and low quality settings games such as Bioshock Infinate are unplayable and thats with an R7 240 in the slot, so I am VERY interested to see what you can get out of this with some overclocking..... good luck!
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    'Kay, I'm definitely getting a 5350. I thought the 5150 gpu was clocked at 600MHz?
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    uff, srry, mistake in GPU clock :)
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    IMO, enthusiast doesn't mean gaming. A computer enthusiast likes playing around with all types of computer equipment. I'm certainly interested.

    I had no idea these could be overclocked so much, I figured they'd be limited to the ~5% range, if any at all. I was hoping AMD would release an unlocked AM1 CPU.
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    My current BIOS settings
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    I was referring to the "market", one could argue that most of us here are enthusiasts, however most probably would not buy this CPU, it interests me also, purely because I like to see how these super budget things can be flogged to get every ounce of performance out of them.
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    these sound like they would be fun on TEC+Air cooling since they pull so little power.
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    So what is your overclocked gpu frequency?
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    will it run Skyrim?
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    Keep up the good work!
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    AMAZING! iv been looking for info on this! keep us updated!
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    Is the memory wall around that speed for two modules as well? (Yes i know, it will still be single channel.)

    Do NB and iGPU have multiple p-states each?
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    i dunno with 1,6Ghz its kinda tight for multi tasking and for any apps that need much power
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    What's the maximum BCLK the board allows?
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    I'm guessing everything is linked with the BCLK, so I don't expect much higher than this due to the PCI-E and SATA frequencies going too high.
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    Sorry I meant APU frequency.
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    Specs. say AM1 supports Windows XP. I wonder if that is true? My AM3+ board does not work with XP, no matter what I try. BSOD every time.

    This platform running XP could make a cheap, low power retro gaming rig.

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