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I have an old Core 2 Quad Q8300 running as my server for files as well as for HTPC with a tuner card in it, and I have been thinking about AM1 to save power. The only issue is that my CPU seems just powerful enough to calculate commercial skip in realtime while recording broadcast (it uses a single thread per TV channel), and I'm not sure if a 5350 would be quite fast enough to handle that. IPC on the AM1 chips appears to be practically identical to that of Core 2, and my Core 2 runs at 2.5ghz.

If there were a 2.4-2.5ghz quad on AM1, I would be pretty tempted. But I'm not quite there yet.
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well its an very old xeon. 771 gen. It scores 4400 pasmark. I read that about 1600-2000 passmark is needed for each 1080p transcode. So the benchmark score should give me a good idea.

From I found on the web the 5350 scores 1200ish. So its going to be too weak it seems.

Im going to rebuild the server with a 53 watt i3 I guess unless the new unlocked pentium changes my mind.

5350 still interests me though. Post benches when you get it going.

The 5350 gets a 2641 Score in PassMark http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+5350+APU+with+Radeon+R3&id=2195
1 transcode should be no problem. 2 could be a problem.
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I have an old Core 2 Quad Q8300 running as my server for files as well as for HTPC with a tuner card in it, and I have been thinking about AM1 to save power. The only issue is that my CPU seems just powerful enough to calculate commercial skip in realtime while recording broadcast (it uses a single thread per TV channel), and I'm not sure if a 5350 would be quite fast enough to handle that. IPC on the AM1 chips appears to be practically identical to that of Core 2, and my Core 2 runs at 2.5ghz.

If there were a 2.4-2.5ghz quad on AM1, I would be pretty tempted. But I'm not quite there yet.

The 5350 is just a little bit slower than the q8300 in passmark. You can propably get an 100-200 mhz overclock with a 5350.
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How is the am1 at Transcoding Blue-Ray mkv or other H264 Movies? Thinking of making a nice Xbmc Htpc Sole Reason is for Watching shows/Blueray movies converted from my collection.
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The 5350 gets a 2641 Score in PassMark http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+5350+APU+with+Radeon+R3&id=2195
1 transcode should be no problem. 2 could be a problem.
I wonder if an overclock would make the difference. It needs roughly 4000 passmark for 2 live transcodes.

That great tdp is prolly out the window at that point though if try to oc it much.
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I wonder if an overclock would make the difference. It needs roughly 4000 passmark for 2 live transcodes.

That great tdp is prolly out the window at that point though if try to oc it much.

i3 is it then for you. But with an itx board and a good psu the power consumption should be very low aswell and if your pc runs 24 / 7 you will save alot of money.

Well I guess energy is still alot cheaper in the US as in germany but it should still help. Or if possible wait for broadwell. 14nm tech + ddr4 ram biggrin.gif
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i3 is it then for you. But with an itx board and a good psu the power consumption should be very low aswell and if your pc runs 24 / 7 you will save alot of money.

Well I guess energy is still alot cheaper in the US as in germany but it should still help. Or if possible wait for broadwell. 14nm tech + ddr4 ram biggrin.gif
yes. The pentium g3220 has a passmark of 3185. I only need between 3200- 4000 for two stream so I bet the unlocked pentium is going to be able to do it with a small oc.

If the unlocked pentium is actually still priced lower than an i3.

Its only speculation but I read that the unlocked pentium is going to actually be a dual core with hyperthreading (i3) just named pentium for this anniversary.

Looking how close that pentium is the g3430 is at 3500 passmark. It might be able to pull it off anyway. If I could get a good price on one.

I dont really want to go over $150 for the side grade. Its all working now. Just not that efficient.
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