AMD AM1 Athlon 5350 Reviewed: Low Power, Low Price APU For the Masses
Results: Sandra 2014 SP1
Sandra is a nice way to get the theoretical performance out of the way. We test basic CPU performance, multimedia performance, memory performance, and file system performance (since that SOC integrates that functionality).
I think these results are fairly interesting. For a APU that consumes as little power as it does (a quarter of the A10 6970K), it performs much closer to the larger part than I expected. There are a couple of places where it does fall behind a bit more, but that is primarily due to the single channel memory controller and a smaller amount of available memory.
In the file system tests (albeit with a fairly slow HD), the integrated I/O unit on Kabini performs right up there with the A88X chipset. The A88X does offer more SATA 6G and USB 3.0 ports, but for basic I/O performance there does not seem to be any glaring issues. I highly doubt many Athlon 5350 based systems will come bundled with a SSD…