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Re: [softpedia] AMD A4-4000 APU Now on Retail - Richland based Dual Core available in Europe for

I didn't quote you tho :-)
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It's important for people to understand that all these APU's are severely overvolted. They run at 1.4V @ stock clock. If you want less power consumption you could easily undervolt your chip to about 1.3, 1.275v.


Another thing to remember is that this chip is rated at 65W because it has a much more powerful iGPU than your typical CPU.

Odds are it is extremely overrated, too.

My A10-5700 can get along with 1.11V at 3.4GHz... And at 3.6GHz it does with 1.17V
   
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So this is basically a perfect HTPC cpu then?
Very cheap.

Will this play bluray and x264 without a hickup?
 
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Will this play bluray and x264 without a hickup?

It will. And still have power to spare.

This is not a HD2500... lachen.gif
   
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great btw powerconsumption will be very low depending on the board
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Low TDP = full of win... You can use a mini PSU like http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XT and a 10A brick 12V power source (eg: Laptop)

You 'could' use laptop APUs in a mini-itx board, but those boards are expensive, as they are tailored for embedded use.
http://www.techpowerup.com/179527/jetway-now-shipping-amd-r-series-embedded-mini-itx-motherboard.html is awesome 'trinity' based quad core at 35W
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The A4-4000 in my opinion is the worst product AMD has ever put on the market.

Most reviewers were hard pressed to say 2 good things about it. Most could only find 1, its 5 dollars cheaper with 50 percent more power usage over a G530..

Seriously a 7750BE from 2008 is better than this CPU and probably uses the same amount of power.

The IGP is prob like what 20 percent better than Radeon HD 4250 graphics from 2009?

Maybe this CPU is for OEM's to rip off people thinking they are getting "A new computer".

If this was the first 19.95 retail dual core processor then yeah it would be a good deal sure.

but 45 bucks? AMD has sold stuff in the past at a lower pricepoint that is better than this processor.
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AMD fanboys worried about power consumption sozo.gif

this chip is basically low end meaning it will barely pull any juice, then you have the comedians saying you can undervolt the chip (like it will save you a gazillion dollars in the long run lachen.gif)

people who buy this chip are not going to be concerned about the power consumption, lets be real here..

not a bad chip but not exactly ground breaking either..
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AMD fanboys worried about power consumption sozo.gif

this chip is basically low end meaning it will barely pull any juice, then you have the comedians saying you can undervolt the chip (like it will save you a gazillion dollars in the long run lachen.gif)

people who buy this chip are not going to be concerned about the power consumption, lets be real here..

not a bad chip but not exactly ground breaking either..

This should have been an OEM only product or a 19.95 retail CPU. At 45 bucks its the worst value cpu ive seen in 5 years.

I love AMD stuff, but this is like embarassing putting trash like this on the market.

The small gains it has in graphics over a G530 are meaningless as the buyers of this cpu would most likely use it for HTPC purposes and it uses 50 percent more power.

Far Cry 2 it does like 12 frames per sec compared to 6 from Intel.Big Whoop!

They both suck in gaming and this APU CPU just sucks at everything well.
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This should have been an OEM only product or a 19.95 retail CPU. At 45 bucks its the worst value cpu ive seen in 5 years.

I love AMD stuff, but this is like embarassing putting trash like this on the market.

IMO the APU is what matters, AMD has done good in that dept. But overall speed is where it is lacking.
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