AMD A6-5200 user review

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by monstercameron, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. monstercameron

    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    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]
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    CPU:

    in low power profile, clocks drop to 800Mhz.
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    high profile keeps the clock speed at 2Ghz
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    cinebench:
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    sunspider 1.0.1 [chrome then Internet Explorer]:
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    geekbench:
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    handbrake:
    Code:
    x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: [B]MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX SSEMisalign LZCNT[/B] [B]BMI1[/B]
    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 [B]49.014427 fps[/B]
    
     
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    krumme Diamond Member

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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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    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    very smooth, especially around metro. Could use an ssd though.
     
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    Thanks for posting ;)
     
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    krumme Diamond Member

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    What is the power consumption for the laptop at the plug? (Low/high difference)
     
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    How would you compare it to e350/450?
     
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    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    I dont have way to measure that, is there a cheap killawatt-esque device I can purchase?
     
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    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    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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    Nice kit you have there, thanks for posting. Might buy one myself.
     
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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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    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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    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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    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    this isn't my laptop, so I cant open it.
     
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    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    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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    Can you please run wPrime 1.55 with 1 Thread? Make sure to run it with admin privileges.

    Thanks.
     
  18. rainy

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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?
     
  19. monstercameron

    monstercameron Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  20. rainy

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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
     
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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)?
     
  23. monstercameron

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    the toshiba is an external drive.
     
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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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