AMD Athlon 5350 Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅10-07-14
Specifications & Features

Upgradable platform

Designed to grow as your needs do.

- Utilize the flexible AM1 platform and select the AMD Athlon™ or AMD Sempron™ APU that’s right for you
- Pack more performance into your rig as the AM1 platform updates and improves

Incredible value

Take advantage with affordable, multitasking performance and sharp, vivid HD graphics

- AMD Radeon™ R3 graphics help exceed expectations for accelerated HD playback and everyday performance
- Socketed AM1 motherboards can enable small, sleek form factors with extraordinary value

Latest technology and features

Enjoy dynamic interactivity and exceptional features, including:

- Microsoft® DirectX® 11.2 and support for Windows 8.1 for an immersive experience on the most advanced OS
- Video Codec Engine (VCE) enables fast encoding across multiple devices so you can enjoy media almost anywhere
- Support for lightning-fast USB 3.0 and SATA 6GBps connectivity so you can access the content you want, whenever you need it

Detailing the scalability of the Jaguar cores

Amazingly, with exception to the Sempron 2650, each of these APUs come with a quad core CPU, though these 'Jaguar Cores' unlike the 'Steamroller' architecture are all 'full fledged' cores in a traditional sense with their own floating point units. It is worth noting that these CPU cores are also the same used in the latest generation of games consoles (namely the XBOX ONE and the PS4). The 2MB L2 cache is shared between all cores, and though the Kabini architecture does not have hUMA or HSA, it does support OpenCL 1.2, DirectCompute and C++AMP giving it the edge it needs in regards to GPGPU processing.

The Radeon R3 graphics contains 2 GCN processing cores, providing 128 stream processors, not ending there, for multimedia purposes, AMD have also included UVD 4.2 which allows for decoding of many popular media formats as well as VCE 2.0 that allows for low power encoding.

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