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AMD Athlon 5150 Kabini Quad-Core 1.6GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5150JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8400

  • 28nm Kabini 25W
  • Socket FS1b
  • Quad-Core
  • 2MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon HD 8400
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Aaron B.
  • 11/20/2014 1:57:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsHighly decent, but no barnstormer like the 5350

Pros: + Considerably cheaper than the 5350 is these days. That alone mostly atones for the 400Mhz speed dock, and you can regain some lost ground with careful overclocking.
+ Startlingly electrically efficient. This and the 5350 make excellent, highly efficient replacements for 2006-era Athlon 64 X2 and low-clock Core 2 Duo machines.
+ Never really gets 'hot', no matter how hard you push it. You can probably get away with cooling it passively, unless you plan on overclocking. Don't waste money on watercooling, it'll be totally unnecessary.
+ Ironically, single channel RAM means you can run a fully functioning system from a single stick of RAM, which means you can save money on multiple AM1 builds by buying dual-channel kits.
+ Still faster than most lower-clocked single-module A4/A6 chips and most entry-level Celerons, though by not quite as big of a margin as the 5350 was. The 'cat architecture really is that much better than the disgustingly P4-like Bulldozer and its variants.

Cons: - Lacks the surprising snap the 5350 had at stock clockspeeds, but at the price you can't really complain much.
- Still visibly slower than a higher-clocked A8/A10 or i5/i7, but those are in a totally different price range altogether. Besides, those caliber of CPUs are complete and utter overkill for the basic home/office user segment, which is where these CPUs are targeted at.
- Single channel RAM and a weak onchip GPU means no hard-core gaming, but you're probably not going to do much gaming on a 'cat core (that's not in a PS4 or XBOne) anyway. The 5150's GPU capably handles YouTube and flash games in fullscreen, though mild stutters surface every now and then (what do you expect, it's running nearly half a gigahertz slower. If the stuttering bugs you to no end, overclock it or pay for a 5350.)

Other Thoughts: Personally I wouldn't bother with any of the AM1 Semprons unless money really was that much of a driving factor. This Athlon 5150 is as low as I am willing to go with my machines.

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  • Jasmine L.
  • 8/27/2014 3:52:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing APU

Pros: -Price
-Small and quiet
-Runs cool, and has a super high thermal ceiling
-Quad core
-GCN based Radeon R3 GPU (Really sweet new architecture in these APUs/iGPUs)
-25w power envelop! Can't beat this thing in power... Barely taking anything at all, even under full load!
-Can actually game fairly well.
+Go look up some videos on the web for Titanfall and BF4, etc running on this APU! Pretty amazing what this little thing can do, even in gaming... Yes, I know, it isn't "made for gaming", and is an "everyday APU", but it actually can hold it's own, which is super impressive. You won't be zooming into the future, or be cutting edge, but you can indeed game on these APUs.
-Did I mention you can game a bit on these, and only be taking something like 30-35w for the full system under full load? :) Can't wait until the next AM1 APUs... Beema.

Cons: -Not the most powerful APU on the block... Can only game lightly/medium-like
-Each individual core on their own isn't that powerful, so applications/games that don't thread well through a quad core will not be as fast as you might expect... Basically, this APU is ahead of a lot of software in terms of core count vs. software core programming. Hope we catch up soon.
-Can't pair it with dual channel memory/RAM... Hope AMD fixes this in the future, but I dunno...

Other Thoughts: Seriously great APU though, and with the graphics side being stepped up to GCN architecture, it makes a really compelling little APU. Low power requirements, and a great output despite that.

Was a bit expensive for AMD to switch over to the GCN architecture in their APUs, but they are getting there now with Kaveri and Kabini. I'm glad, because I only really want to own GCN based Radeon APUs/GPUs. Radeon R3 is a capable little iGPU in its own right. Love these little APUs, and great job AMD!

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  • Brian F.
  • 7/10/2014 7:55:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful enough for HTPC

Pros: Combine this with an ASRock AM1H-ITX AM1 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB, a 120GB SSD & 4GB of RAM and my entire system usually never pops above 20 watts (using DC power input of Mobo) during typical usage.

Cons: Could be a little faster, but for the power usage, price and capability it is hard to match.

Other Thoughts: Saved $10 over the 5350, so I have a "reason" to upgrade it once "Beema" joins the AM1 socket family...

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  • Jung-woo S.
  • 6/17/2014 4:48:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Quad-Core CPU

Pros: - Quad-core CPU consuming only 25W!
- Northbridge and southbride included: motherboards become all cheap and compact-sized
- almost no fan noise: comes with a fan, but almost no fan noise at all. Fan rotates around 1.5K rpms for my system
- Compact size: almost like a quarter --- except that it's rectangular.

Cons: - not for high-end gaming: not a good match with high-end gaming video cards demanding full bandwidth of PCI Express x16 specs

Other Thoughts: - Quad-core cpu consuming 25W? Are you kidding?
- New atom processors might be better in terms of pure tech specs: they consume less power. Intel does provide quad-core Atoms. But Atoms become pretty much expensive when you build a system for yourself. The new Atoms are for tablets.
- Very good for upgrading existing systems
- Very good for HTPC
- New heatsink/fan installation okay from my experience. Just different.
- Go ahead and buy it

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  • Thomas F.
  • 6/13/2014 8:21:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Apu

Pros: Cheap & Excellent for the $$ & HTPC or general use
I also have the 5350. They are very close to the same. The 5350 wins in small increments for my use.

Cons: The heatsink install is a bit strange like a chipset factory install

Other Thoughts: Get it they are a blast I paired it with the MSI AM1I

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  • Jorge M.
  • 5/25/2014 12:53:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome performance HTPC

Pros: Price,25W, performance per dollar, very quiet cpu fan.

Cons: price dropped $5 after I bought it.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this incredible cpu along with an MSI AM1i mb and 4g of ram and installed in an old Dimension Dell 2400 P4 circa 2003. I, of course, threw away the mb, cpu and memory from the old Dell but kept the very clean Case and very quiet 200w powersupply. Anyhow, after insalling this entire system along with a spare 60g ssi and LG bluray drive, I decided to install Win 8.1 Pro to see how well it would perform. Dang, this little cpu and rest of the system is amazing! It plays all my blurays flawlessly. Zero hiccups, dropped! MKVs play perfect as well. Win 8.1 with only 4g of ram runs buttery smooth. No lag whatsoever.
I only wanted to test win 8.1 because I thought it wouldn't run well with this cpu and only 4g of ram and I thought of installing Linux Mint instead.
Well, I'm keeping Win 8 (my family enjoys the new OS experience).
The entire system is very quiet. We cannot hear the computer running. The 11yr old ps is whisper quiet and unbelievably, the cpu fan (tiny fan) is literally whisper quiet as well.
Forget about buying a smart tv. Build something like this and it'll outperform any smart tv on the market.
BTW, I am not using a keyboard or mouse. I am using android app called 'AIO remote' which controls the pc and acts like a keyboard and mouse through my wifi. So...I can control my pc from anywhere in my house. Awesome!!!

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  • erik o.
  • 5/16/2014 4:43:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs25w Power

Pros: Well its awesome for a basic computer for web browsing, office, and even a bit of Photoshop. Great for ITX Builds.

Cons: Nothing much as long as you realize this is a low powered solution designed for basic tasks, do not set expectations too high.

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  • Dennis R.
  • 5/5/2014 4:59:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect CPU for NAS

Pros: Has no trouble with displaying 2 million picture files that are 1.5 Mb each compared to overpriced NAS units with less CPU horsepower that use weak ARM processors and will lock up if this many files had to show up in a FTP client browser (been there done that!).

Stays cold to the touch on the fan cooled heatsink also.

Cons: Could use a better design for the heatsink mounting, but oh well, it is what it is.

Other Thoughts: Perfect processor for a Freenas8 box that I am using as a security camera data storage in picture snapshot mode.

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  • Elizabeth S.
  • 5/3/2014 8:48:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggscool

Pros: 25W. the competion is either slow, too expensive, or does not have 4 cores.
4 cores. low idle power.
high value product when used with the right motherboard.
see other thoughts....

Cons: it is what it is...
disappointed that the OBG graphics under linux are not better.

see other thoughts...

Other Thoughts: Amd's graphics drivers under linux require work.

when used in a AM1M-itx MB (and dc in ) this becomes a 5 star product, because the feature set of the Motherboard makes this CPU high-value product,

i am using this with the am1H-itx and dc in.
so under linux it only requires 16 watts at idle. with prime95(mprime) only needs 40 watts.

use with MythTV, requires a Graphics card (gt630v2) because the OBG's drivers under linux need work.

i won't make this a 1 star review because the price decreased 2week later...

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  • Karim A.
  • 4/30/2014 7:09:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome CPU

Pros: I have this CPU installed on an ASUS AM1I-A system board. The CPU runs cool and performs very well as as internet and htpc. I am very satisfied with it.

I was able to overclock the CPU to ~2GHz at stock voltage. I kept the memory clock to ~1600MHz due to my memory sticks limitations.

Cons: The new heat sink-fan attachment is kind of lame (More effort to install it than previous AMD heatsinks). But I can understand that this CPU is designed small form factor systems.

Other Thoughts: Running Windows 8.1 on it without any issue.

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