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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8400

  • 28nm Kabini 25W
  • 2MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon HD 8400
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  • Glen P.
  • 4/27/2015 11:36:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat processor for the price

Pros: This is my standard CPU for office installs. Paired with an SSD, Windows 7 & 8 boot quickly, Office loads quickly, great for browsing the internet.

Cons: None

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  • David C.
  • 4/27/2015 8:13:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe 5350 really delivers

Pros: My first build included this CPU, and I am pleased with it's performance. Pair this with a higher end video card, and you're good to go.

Cons: The heat sink/fan that comes with it is only 3pin, and it runs at full speed. Geld makes a PWM CPU cooler for 20 bucks, so problem solved.

Other Thoughts: Great CPU for a great price, good first build cpu.

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  • Zachary B.
  • 4/22/2015 12:25:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Low-Cost, Low Power CPU Option

Pros: Cheapest x86 quad core on the market
Runs FANLESS in a 1U server chassis at over 60% util with no overheating problems
Virtualization support
Extremely high performance-per-dollar

Cons: Chipset only supports 2 SATA ports. (Some motherboards include a discrete controller, however these have been tested to have poor performance, and linux drivers can be hard to come by)

Other Thoughts: I bought this tiny quad core to run in an auxiliary VM Host for a few servers. I wanted these servers separate from the other hosts in my environment, and didn't want it to produce much heat or incur much in energy costs. I also didn't want to pay for an expensive quad core just to get the number of threads needed to run concurrent virtual machines.

I have the processor running without a heatsink fan because there are no 3rd party heatsinks for this socket, and the stock fan and heatsink are too tall for the 1U chassis it is in. The chassis itself has 2 front fans, but RAM is completely obstructing the processor from direct airflow from these fans, and it doesn't have heat problems. Absolutely fantastic.

I'm running 4 virtual machines around the clock. This particular VM Host sits on my network edge and serves up public services for my environment -- a Lync server with dial-in conferencing, a web/jump server, a virtual workstation (windows server 2008) and a FreeNAS box managing my two USB-connected shared drives.

All four servers are responsive and I never have any hangs or lag. I don't think I've ever been happier with a processor than this one. Very pleasantly surprised.

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  • paul m.
  • 4/21/2015 4:30:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmedia player/recorder

Pros: there are a couple of cons opinions for a little slow .. what do you want for a $50 cpu and a whopping 25 whats.. I think there is plenty of cpu power here .. I have used it for a media pc. first thing is this thing is silent for me. I can not hear it in the living room during the quietenst parts of the movie .. I have a Haupagge 2250 dual tuner and have enough cpu power to record 2 video streams while watching a third off the disk and never drop a frame .

Next power efficiency is amazing, I am not sure how it does it , but it can record while it is powered off.. the power light doesn't turn on and it just does it .. I am not sure how .. I am impressed ...

plus the motherboards for this cpu is incredibly cheap

Cons: most of these mother boards have only 2 sata connectors , one for ssd one for massive storage for the video recorder .. and there is nothing left over for a dvd player.. so I used a external storage case with and old dvd pata... which in the end reduces power since I only need the dvd every once in a great while ..

Other Thoughts: if you are like me and living with out cable , this and Windows media center is great for recording your favorite network shows to watch later

this is awesome set up ..

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/12/2015 12:51:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest cpu for htpc running kodi and game emulator

Pros: low power 25 watt
Quad core and gpu in one
runs windows 8 and kodi with no lagging. cpu runs around 12% to 55% usage from listening to music to watch movies and streaming movie from genesis, 1channel and phoenix mostly genesis.i download 3 torrent files 1 was 13 gig movie file (THE HOBBIT) X265 it play perfectly no dropped frames or anything cpu stayed about 80% and 2 4k movie file and it drop frames and lagging some but my tv which is 1080p never seen a better picture and if i change some setting it can probably play it i think dont know if the tv would matter my tech level is average dont know all that benchmart test but can work my way around a computer better then the average John this cpu makes a awesome HTPC build and it plays game emulator with no problems n64,nes and snes roms are the only ones i try

Cons: no cons

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  • Nicholas W.
  • 4/3/2015 2:55:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for HTPC

Pros: Small included heat sink fan makes very little noise, enough compute to handle any normal HTPC task

Cons: Heatsink was a pain to mount, included fan could be more quiet.

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  • Jordan G.
  • 4/2/2015 6:23:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Good Choice for the Money

Pros: For a processor that floats around $50, the Athlon 5350 is a pretty capable CPU. I used mine in a HTPC/browsing machine and it's more than enough processor for that role. When paired with a spare HD7770 that I had from a previous build, it will even game with solid results. I uses very little power as well, which is great for anyone on a budget.

Cons: The heatsink mounting mechanism is worrisome, you have to apply a decent amount of pressure to the board to get it seated. It would be nice if Kabini supported dual-channel RAM, but for the price and use-case I can't complain too much.

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  • Scott M.
  • 4/1/2015 2:02:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMost bang for the non-enthusiast buck

Pros: An incredible home office/school computer solution. Will run most anything well.

Bottom line: Don't overthink this, put it in a decent compact ITX MB, small power supply, 4-8gb of good memory, and use the factory heatsink.
It will work great for anything but resource hogging games or exotic systems.

The stock heatsink is more than adequate, as is most any power supply. It doesn't waste power as heat. Most people figure on upgrading the heatsink automatically, RESIST this urge. Small power in = small power out (Heat)

Runs well on 4GB. Use 8gb if it makes yo feel better. go DDR either way.

It runs Realflight 7 Flight Sim @ 30FPS with all options on full. Surprised the heck out of me. (RF7 can overheat nearly any factory processor setup)

I started out with 8gb DDR but "borrowed" a strip for a repair job. Still runs RF 7 fill tilt on 4gb single channel. This processor just keeps amazing me.

This is a resource sipping processsor. It will run any home application effortlesslly. I havn't tried gaming with it beyond the flightsim but it most probably holds it's own quite well. If you're building a gaming machine, go with the APU line, otherwise, you'll love this chip!





Bought this release day in a package from Newegg with a CoolerMaster compact case and MB. I wish I could get more at that price.

Cons: Works so well it's boring.
No overclocking, liquid cooling, massive fans or drama. Set it up with the included drive package, run it. Works great.
B-O-R-I-N-G.

Other Thoughts: I'm surprised these havn't made the news. If all the computers out there were replaced with one of these, it would do more to save energy than all the compact flourescents in China!!

Revolutionary. They are the Home Office answer to the APU line.
If you truly need extreme power, go with a black edition 12 core APU, otherwise this will handle the job economically.
Intel must hate these 2 processors. The fans that cool Intel's equals to these 2 processors cost more than the AMD processor does. Amazing.

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  • Ian B.
  • 3/28/2015 5:57:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGenie in a Bottle

Pros: Surprisingly fast processing
Good video
Low power
Small form-factor

Performance (both win 7 benchmark and practical observations) from this little gem is noticeably better than a phenom x4 @2.5Ghz (AM2+)

Win 7 Benchmarks were at or marginally below those of an FM2 A6 5400 Trinity chip I use for my HTPC

Memory controller is extremely fast & efficient. Win 7 memory rating for an 8Gb stick of 1600 with unimpressive timings was 7.0, whereas my aforementioned A6 5400 rates 7.1 for two better-timed 8gb sticks of 1600 in dual channel (Kabinis use single-channel only)

Cons: storage controller bottlenecks a little, making sata speeds slightly slower for me than with my more expensive chipsets from AMD

Heatsink assembly isn't perfected yet. Mounting punch had trouble fitting through one guide on my stock heatsink, meaning I had to shave the plastic punch slightly and force it through the aluminum ring in order to fix the heatsink to the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Aside from a rather confusing and imperfect heatsink assembly (necessary because AM1 chips are a bit smaller than other AMD units), this is one of the best processors I've ever seen. Sure, some competing chips outperform it in a single area -power use, price, cpu performance, - there's currently nothing else on the market that grants a good blend of all the performance points I look for in a budget or small-form-factor computer. If you can get one of these for $50-60, it's well worth the money.

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  • SEJIN H.
  • 3/27/2015 9:11:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsThe Best APU for HTPC

Pros: 1. Can playback 1080P Full HD Movies with 18-30 % CPU usage. ( I tested 10-15GB MKV files.)
2. Never overheating after watching 1080P movies for 5hrs.
I believe factory CPU cooler & PSU fan is enough to cool down the CPU.

Cons: 1. Single Channel Memory support.
2. CPU pins are really weak.

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