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AMD Sempron 3850 Kabini Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Socket AM1 25W SD3850JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8280

  • 28nm Kabini 25W
  • Socket FS1b
  • Quad-Core
  • 2MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon HD 8280

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2015 7:54:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKODI

Pros: Low power
1080p streams excellently
MakeMKV on Linux for ecrypted blu-ray works great

Cons: Low end

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  • Manny R.
  • 10/2/2015 7:39:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood CPU for a low power/low dollar pfSense build

Pros: It's cheap, runs relatively cool, and if you use it for a pfSense build it's got more than enough horsepower to run a decent build. When it's on sale it's lower in price and half the wattage than a comparable Intel dual core Pentium CPU, but it's got more memory bandwidth than a low power Intel Atom CPU.

Cons: Not necessarily a con: It's not as power efficient as an Intel Atom D510, but then again it's got a much better GPU. For the price it's very hard to complain about this CPU though.

With pfSense I cannot use POWERD to lower the speed of the CPU when it's not under load. I haven't figured out if it's my motherboard or the CPU, but if I try enabling it, the system goes into a reboot loop when the load on the CPU goes down. I'm not knocking an egg off for that though since it still performs great.

Other Thoughts: I bought this CPU from a local to me vendor. I put this in a low cost pfSense router build and so far it's been running phenomenally in that role. When paired with an dual-port Intel NIC, it handles everything fine. It really shouldn't be a surprise since pfSense can run on an Intel Atom, but at least on the 3850 it isn't a slouch.

I can't say how good this CPU would be for gaming or general desktop use, but for what I need it to do, it's been great and I'd definitely buy it again for another build.

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  • Noe O.
  • 9/5/2015 6:51:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprised!

Pros: This little processor runs Windows 7 and 10 smoothly with like a 30 second boot time.

What really surprised me is that it can play League of Legends at 1080p on a 23in monitor on Medium High settings without a stutter. Even in battles!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: For $30 this is a great quad core CPU!

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  • Patricia H.
  • 8/6/2015 11:57:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Workstation Chip

Pros: Low Cost. Small power draw. works well

Cons: a few generations old.

Other Thoughts: This chip makes for a great workstation chip. I am running it on an AM1 ASUS board with 4 gigs of ram. 64bit Windows 7 Runs flawlessly with Chrome, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SBA, which are used on a daily basis. computer is fast, stays cool, and best of all, the entire cost of the build was about $100 (not including a case). you cant ask for much more than that. happy me, happy employee, happy boss.

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  • Manuel P.
  • 7/19/2015 2:02:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome little chip.

Pros: I got this on sale for $27.99. This is a great value even with the prices going up to $36. For a dedicated use, this cpu will do great.

Cons: When you install the heatsink you'll see that the actual metal that makes contact with the heat plate of the chip is not big enough to cover the whole thing. And the compound is spread to the size of a quarter even though the chip is bigger.

So get a separate CPU cooler.

Other Thoughts: I just finished installing Arch Linux on my build with this CPU, and 4 GB of RAM and a 500GB laptop hard drive I had lying around.

I'm running AFP (Apple File Sharing), SMB (Windows File Sharing), Avahi (Network Discovery), SSH. Normally I use 27MB of RAM.

I tested Plex running on my Note 3, iPad Mini 2, and Web Interface running on my MacBook Pro 13" Retina.

ALL running at the SAME time. All 3 devices playing (2) 720p mkv, (1) YIFY mkv. The poor thing had all 4 cores peaking at 96% (AVG 60%), but it did it without a hitch with a peak of 347MB of RAM

Admittedly I'm using it with a super low footprint OS, but I used some live CD USB's of Linux distros as well and ran fine.

Windows 8/10 for sure will run great, those guys run great on low end parts now (with 4GB of RAM minimum).

- AMD Sempron 3850 Kabini Quad-Core 1.3GHz Socket AM1 25W SD3850JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8280
- G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11S-4GNT
- ASRock AM1B-M AM1 2 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
- Recycled PSU
- Recycled HDD
- Recycled Case

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 7/17/2015 3:51:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little low-power APU

Pros: Cheap! (For a quad-core). I got three of these APUs for a Jackson each from NeweggFlash on a special deal.

Overclockable! I've built two rigs with these so far, one with an Asus AM1M-A with BIOS 1201, and one with an ASRock AM1B-ITX with BIOS 1.60 (Love that Internet BIOS update feature!). Both rigs overclocked to 125 BCLK (1.625Ghz), using a SATA6G SSD connected to the AMD SATA controller in AHCI mode. Using 4GB Gskill DDR3-1600 RAM, overclocked to 1666.

Cons: I also cut myself putting the heatsink mounting pins into the heatsink. It required quite a bit of force, and my large fingers glanced off the sharp aluminum fins on the heatsink when it finally pushed through, giving me a small cut. Surely, they could have come up with a safer heatsink mounting mechanism. I rate the AM1 stock heatsink lower than both the S775 and AM2/AM3/FM2 heatsink mounting mechanism.

Other Thoughts: These seem a little sluggish without the overclock. (Stock speed is 1.3Ghz) Look up this APU on cpubenchmark dot net , compare the single-threaded score to other popular CPUs, like the older E5200, and the newer G3258. You'll find that it's quite a bit lower. But for the price, and low power consumption, it's worth it.

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  • David L.
  • 5/31/2015 6:21:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Deal, Impressive Low Cost APU

Pros: Surprisingly powerful for only 25 watts and 1.3Ghz

Cons: Only supports single channel memory config ='( I bought 2 x 2GB sticks thinkinG iwas going to have 4GB of dual channel RAM, but instead its 4GB single channel due to lack of dual channel feature in memory controller on the APU.

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  • David L.
  • 5/31/2015 5:56:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBargain Build - Plays Lightweight Games OK

Pros: Impressed with what this APU can run at just 25 watts and 1.3Ghz. It also does quite well with multitasking. Heatsink came with 1 of 2 locking pins missing. Contacted AMD directly and they shipped me a new heatsink with both pins 2nd day air express. Thanks AMD in A+ customer service. I only expected the 1 pin that I was missing and they shipped me a whole new heatsink complete with pins. Saving the original heatsink for years down the road when this ones fan fails and I can swap heatsinks and pins to put the other one in its place =) I built this system with the Gigabyte mATX motherboard.

Cons: Only Single Channel Memory only by design.... found this out after I bought the 2 x 2GB RAM sticks. I should have just bought 1 x 4GB stick. I bought 2 sticks thinking dual-channel memory config in mind for build, but read later that the Kabini doesnt have dual channel support, so its single channel only.

Other Thoughts: Plays Hearthstone perfectly fine. World of Warcraft ran better after I installed a PCIE video card since the HD8250 is kind of weak. Had to run wow on low settings. Without video card just on APU's integrated GPU it streamed netflix and other content flawlessly. No stutter or long load times etc. I am impressed with it as it is. But for gaming, I would only run lightweight games or lower the video settings to boost performance as I have. Flash games on FB run flawless as well on just integrated video.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 3/20/2015 8:03:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful Processor

Pros: The reason I gave it 5 eggs is because I knew what I was paying for. The processor was $30 and free shipping. I was aware the speed at which it can processes applications: 1.3 GHz. It was purchased for my grandmother who only uses applications such as YouTube, banking, and Microsoft Word.

Cons: I would highly recommend against purchasing this product if you plan on working with any video over 720p. The on-board GPU in conjunction with the operating frequency of the CPU just can't handle it. It's a quad-core, however it is a lower end quad-core. It can handle multiple processes at once, but like I said I wouldn't recommend video such as 1080p.

Other Thoughts: I completely understand this is a budget CPU and as such it won't process many applications as fast as an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 (obviously). I can almost guarantee with at least a 1.6 GHz - 2.0 GHz processing frequency, this would handle it no problem. If that's what you're aiming for, spend an extra $5 on the Athlon 5150 (was $15 more at the time of my purchase. Grandmother was looking for the least expensive combo possible as she makes very little money).

Best bang for the buck in terms of basic processing, you ask? Simple answer; yes.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/8/2015 7:24:24 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsI Wanted To Play Games

Pros: IDK still haven't got it get, newegg shipping needs to improve

Cons: IDK, still don't got it

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