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Old 09-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default AMD A6-5200 user review

subjective review:
feels very fast around windows, has enough grunt to do video transcoding and light gaming.

Unfortunately I havent got around to battery life yet, that would take some time and I dont have the tools to check power draw at the wall.

all scores were derived from a Lenovo g505 ultra budget notebook [$315]






CPU:

in low power profile, clocks drop to 800Mhz.


high profile keeps the clock speed at 2Ghz



cinebench:


sunspider 1.0.1 [chrome then Internet Explorer]:



geekbench:
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/65994


handbrake:
Code:
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX SSEMisalign LZCNT BMI1
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 3.0
[11:00:07] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[11:00:09] work: average encoding speed for job is 49.014427 fps

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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gpu:
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1237173
3dmark icestorm:


3dmark cloud gate [so brutal!] :


clbenchmark [got lazy here]:


gameplay:
COMW2
gameplay www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnUgTNZUPao



correction, 1024*768 - min should be 35


devil may cry 4 [not that atrocity called dmc: devil may cry] max settings, 4xmsaa
gameplay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTfQowT8Hc8


cs:go gameplay http://youtu.be/7bRHeKauxmY

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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What is the subjective impression for browsing and very light office use? Both for high and low profile setting.

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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What is the subjective impression for browsing and very light office use? Both for high and low profile setting
very smooth, especially around metro. Could use an ssd though.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #5
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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What is the power consumption for the laptop at the plug? (Low/high difference)
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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very smooth, especially around metro. Could use an ssd though.

How would you compare it to e350/450?
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What is the power consumption for the laptop at the plug? (Low/high difference)
I dont have way to measure that, is there a cheap killawatt-esque device I can purchase?
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #9
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How would you compare it to e350/450?
I only used an e-350 laptop a while back for a month, so I couldn't tell you honestly, however this thing eclipses the c-50 10 fold and is comparable to my dell with sandybridge i3-2310m.

although the apu's gpu is very snappy!

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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Nice kit you have there, thanks for posting. Might buy one myself.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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mSATA? I went with a Lenovo i3 laptop purely because of that - 128GB mSATA SSD for 8, 320GB HDD for storage. Can you crack it open and peek inside?
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How would you compare it to e350/450?
There is absolutely no comparison. An e350 is just barely faster than a last-gen Atom processor, but with much better graphics. This A6-5200 is much closer to an Ivybridge in ipc than to an Atom, performance-wise. It's a few times faster, in both cpu and gpu performance.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #13
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I think those results are quite good for the price,

if possible could you test Winrar benchmark, and/or 7zip...
also some 3dmark06...

and you probably don't have it, but I would be curious to see the F1 2012 benchmark...

ST score on CB looks like some Core 2 CPU at 1.6-1.7GHz

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #14
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mSATA? I went with a Lenovo i3 laptop purely because of that - 128GB mSATA SSD for 8, 320GB HDD for storage. Can you crack it open and peek inside?
this isn't my laptop, so I cant open it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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I think those results are quite good for the price,

if possible could you test Winrar benchmark, and/or 7zip...
also some 3dmark06...

and you probably don't have it, but I would be curious to see the F1 2012 benchmark...

ST score on CB looks like some Core 2 CPU at 1.6-1.7GHz
I can try, but that'll be a little later. I dont have f1 but a few other steam title are dling batman:ac, borderlands 2, the witcher 2, trine 2, dirt 3 and a few others.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #16
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the performance seems similar to the i3-3217u
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekb...baseline=65994
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I only used an e-350 laptop a while back for a month, so I could tell you honestly, however this thing eclipses the c-50 10 fold and is comparable to my dell with sandybridge i3-2310m.

although the apu's gpu is very snappy!
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #18
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Monstercameron, thanks a lot for that review - it would be great if you could make more tests.

I'm interested in that model and as I see so far there's no reason not buying it.

Btw, where can I buy it for 315 dollars?
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Monstercameron, thanks a lot for that review - it would be great if you could make more tests.

I'm interested in that model and as I see so far there's no reason not buying it.

Btw, where can I buy it for 315 dollars?
bought in bestbuy, but I must warn you, the build quality leaves alot to be desired.

ima try to do more tests, but the owner has taken it back so it'll be a little while before I can do them.
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bought in bestbuy, but I must warn you, the build quality leaves alot to be desired.
You can hardly expect that in cheap (entry-level) laptop.

Btw, Best Buy showing it as out of stock:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-...specifications
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You can hardly expect that in cheap (entry-level) laptop.

Btw, Best Buy showing it as out of stock:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-...specifications
oh, well found it in store, possibly on sale.
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One more question: in which HDD model is equipped that laptop, Samsung or Toshiba (looks like both judging by screenshot form HWiNFO64)?
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One more question: in which model off HDD is equipped that laptop, Samsung or Toshiba (looks like both judging by screenshot form HWiNFO64)?
the toshiba is an external drive.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #24
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Thanks Monster, great review and very interesting processor. I really hope that companies like Asus come out with a laptop with that cpu.
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Dell has introduced an 11.6-inch Inspiron 11 touchscreen laptop starting at $349 as the company reshapes its consumer laptop lineup with a new naming scheme and models.
The model starting at $349 is with processors from Advanced Micro Devices, whose chips are back in Dell laptops after a long break.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/20488...en-laptop.html
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