AMD Brazos platform tested - The E350 APU review -
Temps - Memory Subsystem tests
The solution in an HTPC environment I want, needs to be be silent. The downside is that the product does tend to get a little warm. Both the processor and internal embedded GPU peaked towards roughly 50 towards 66 Degrees C (150 F). And while that is within a safe margin, it is a little on the high side.
Memory Read test
The memory controller is single channel and that shows alright, as such memory performance is hovering at give or take 3000 MB/sec.
Now for the charts what we'll do continuously is to compare to Intel's Atom 330 mATX solution which we tested a while ago. It's roughly what AMD is aiming and targeting against.
Memory Write test
Memory write performance wise we see exactly the same stuff, roughly 3000 MB/sec of bandwidth. It puzzles me a little that AMD did not opt to go for dual-channel really.
AMD Fusion is here, the APU has been born. In this article we'll have a closer look at the Brazos platform, with in specific the AMD E-350 APU, a processor and GPU all in one.