Real World Benchmarks

Video Conversion - x264 HD 3.03 Benchmark

Graysky's x264 HD test uses x264 to encode a 4Mbps 720p MPEG-2 source. The focus here is on quality rather than speed, thus the benchmark uses a 2-pass encode and reports the average frame rate in each pass.

x264 HD v3.03, 1st Pass

x264 HD v3.03, 2nd Pass

Encryption TrueCrypt v0.7.1a: link

TrueCrypt is an off the shelf open source encryption tool for files and folders. For our test we run the benchmark mode using a 1GB buffer and take the mean result from AES encryption.

TrueCrypt 7.1a AES

Compression – WinRAR 5.0.1: link

Our WinRAR test from 2013 is updated to the latest version of WinRAR at the start of 2014. We compress a set of 2867 files across 320 folders totaling 1.52 GB in size – 95% of these files are small typical website files, and the rest (90% of the size) are small 30 second 720p videos.

WinRAR 5.01

Image Manipulation – FastStone Image Viewer 4.9: link

Similarly to WinRAR, the FastStone test us updated for 2014 to the latest version. FastStone is the program I use to perform quick or bulk actions on images, such as resizing, adjusting for color and cropping. In our test we take a series of 170 images in various sizes and formats and convert them all into 640x480 .gif files, maintaining the aspect ratio. FastStone does not use multithreading for this test, and thus single threaded performance is often the winner.

FastStone Image Viewer 4.9

AMD AM1 Kabini Part 2: The Competition and The Test CPU Performance: SYSMark and Scientific Benchmarks


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  • ET - Sunday, June 1, 2014 - link

    I found the colours of the graphics confusing. Not only were they inconsistent (with the sometimes black, sometimes not) but I think it would have been better to also give the Bay Trail CPU's their own colour.

    And by the way, why 1280x1024? For historical reasons? 720p would be more reasonable. Can't say if it will get framerates to playable, but at least they'll be closer for this more real world resolution.
  • loimlo - Sunday, June 1, 2014 - link

    Two suggestions :
    1. I suggest adding power consumption, fan noise to the review.
    2. A few comments about Gigabyte motherboard like BIOS, fan control would be nice.
  • carol45 - Monday, June 2, 2014 - link

    Really nice test. Maybe i will convince to AMD thanks this test. Reply
  • PPB - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - link

    No LoL or any other actually popular game benchmarks but instead some AAA games being tested? Just wow.

    Can someone tell me with a straight face they will be buying a kabini to play Tomb Rider? :rolleyes:
  • HeyHey!!!345 - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    It seems the new chips greatly bottlenecks high-end graphics card. What about mid-range?? I plan to get a Sempron 3850 as a cheap build for my cousin since he's on a tight budget. Would it bottleneck that great with graphics cards say an HD7770 or even a GTX 750?? Reply
  • Jeris Boltsin - Monday, November 24, 2014 - link

    Athlon 5350 + GTX 750 Ti ==>
    (Considering how "powerful" the CPU is, I'd personally would've liked to also see 720p results, to see what kinda difference that would've made)

    Of couse, if they'd used those ASUS mobos & overclocked that 5350, the result might've been a little better, with some games. And before anyone even asks: There's a video on YouTube where some dude overcloked it to 2709 Mhz, using Asus AM1I-A and the stock heatsink & fan.

    Some other people have managed to go up to 3 Ghz with 5350s, using water cooling - but "money doesn't grow on trees" and all that.

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