agree it wouldn't work well as a steambox. but should be able to some classic games like Half Life, Counter-Strike.
the Athlon 5350 does get 10fps in Battlefield 4 SP @1920x1080 (using the build in HD 8400). 8fps on Far Cry 3AMD AM1 Platform with Athlon 5350 and MSI AM1i Motherboard Review @hardwareheaven
Low power and low cost of mobile genes - AMD launches AM1 platform for desktops @ nordichardware
When AMD were briefing the press on AM1 they noted that it was most comparable with the low end Pentium CPUs, occasionally pairing them with a low end GeForce when the GPU just wasn't good enough. In reality though the features and pricing of the Intel parts are not comparable with AM1... the price is notably higher for a comparable part and the features more limited on the Intel platform.
What AMD are doing here is bringing performance and features normally associated with a higher price point to a new audience. This means we get some great key features such as SATA3 and USB3 ports to remove the usual bottlenecks associated with low end kit and then added to that a quad core "CPU" mixed with the latest GPU tech. Yes the APU isn't capable of playing the latest games such as Titanfall with any normal resolution or detail level but it can quite happily play the likes of DOTA2 and Minecraft without issue. Playback of 1080/HD content was also handled with ease and general productivity tasks were responsive.
Edited by Heuchler - 4/9/14 at 1:13pm
The war on the most energy-efficient desktop computer market is in full swing, and AMD's answer to Intel's Bay Trail platform collectively as AM1. These are the mobile Kabini platform that has a new home with a custom plinth, with a focus on low price, high GPU performance and upgradeability.