AMD's Low Power Fusion APU: Zacate Unveiled - HotHardware

AMD's Low Power Fusion APU: Zacate Unveiled

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At the end of our PowerPoint tour of the Brazos platform, AMD took us to our own private little make-shift test lab in a back conference room, so that we could experience the E-350 Zacate processor first-hand and run our full suite of custom and standard benchmarks that we run here at HotHardware.com.  Below is a quick photo slide show of the system in detail.  Click any image for a high res view.





AMD setup a machine in the conference room they briefed us in and had a demo of Zacate running a full 1080p HD video clip while taxing the CPU with an instance of Hyper Pi set to 32 million places.  As you can see the CPU meter was pegged at 100% but we can offer that the HD video clip being played was fluid and smooth with zero dropped frames.



Zacate's cooler was a small active fan sink that sometimes didn't even spin up until we really taxed it.  Here the infrared temp gun shows a rather brisk 90ºF under full load.





Various and sundry different component-level devices can be seen here including Broadcom's Gigabit Ethernet solution as well as an NEC USB3 chip.

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Like to know how these things will be priced. The chance that NetBooks can use them and sell for even less than they do now is compelling.

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Not just Netbooks neil. I want to see what effect Zacate will have on the TNL notebook and the nettop markets. I don't think any Atom powered nettop will be able to compete with a Zacate powered nettop. In fact, I think a Zacate powered nettop will provide all the performance that 99% of home and office workers need.

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Sure agree that a  Zacate powered netop is def going to fill the bill for most users.

.It is going to be interesting to see how  successful AMD's marketing is going to be. This really looks like like a great op for them to grab a noticeable mainstream market because these a features that many are going to notice on first sight at a price point [very-likely] as well.

 

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is there a major difference between a Pentium T4500 and the AMD E-350?

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i dont know about the difference but i bought a laptop with the E-350 and i use cpu id on it and it says its really a dual core 2 ghz. And with four gigs of ram running with the video card i can play mercs 2 on high and fallout 3 with anti aliasing on 4x i know thats not much but for a laptop that was only 350 plus shipping was a great deal. The laptop is an acer aspire 5253 bz602. I know you think cheap when i say acer, but my friend bought a 500 sony vaio and it cant even play those games. It streams hd netflix perfectly and i can multitask pretty good without lag. But if you get this laptop get another 2gig stick o ram because it only comes with two. Another point is it doesnt get hot! It stays cool.

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