AMD Athlon 5350 and Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H Review


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Compute Benchmarks


AIDA64 is a full 64-bit benchmark and test suite utilizing MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instruction set extensions, and will scale up to 32 processor cores. An enhanced 64-bit System Stability Test module is also available to stress the whole system to its limits. For legacy processors all benchmarks and the System Stability Test are available in 32-bit versions as well.
Athlon_5350_AIDA1The Queen benchmark is a simple integer benchmark focuses on the branch prediction capabilities and the misprediction penalties of the CPU. The Photoworxx benchmark performs common photo and image editing tasks. The AMD APUs certainly excel in the Queen tests, but the Athlon 5350 comes down below the i3s in Photoworxx.
Athlon_5350_AIDA2The next two benchmarks both go to the Intel CPU. The AES benchmark tests CPU performance using AES. The Hash benchmark measures CPU performance using SHA-1. The Athlon 5350 hangs in there on both benchmarks.
Athlon_5350_AIDA3This integer benchmark measures combined CPU and memory subsystem performance through the public ZLib compression library. CPU ZLib test uses only the basic x86 instructions, and it is HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) aware.
Athlon_5350_AIDA4The final benchmarks are the floating point benchmarks. Julia tests single-point precision (32-bit) and Mandel tests double-point precision (64-bit). As is normal, the Intel CPUs dominate the floating point tests. The Athlon 5350 does hang out pretty close to the higher end A10-7850, though.

SiSoft Sandra 2014

SiSoftware Sandra is a 32- and 64-bit client/server Windows system analyzer that includes benchmarking, testing and listing modules. It tries to go beyond other utilities to show you more of what is really going on under the hood so you draw comparisons at both a high and low-level in a single product. You can get information about the CPU, GPGPU, chipset, video adapter (GPU), ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals even .NET and Java.

Athlon_5350_SandraIt’s no surprise that the Athlon 5350 lands at the bottom of the pack in the Sandra benchmarks, particularly in the memory bandwidth test, where the AM1’s single channel hurts it. That being said, the Athlon 5350 does keep up pretty well with the i3-3220, which costs roughly twice as much.

Athlon_5350_Sandra2The Athlon 5350 actually outperforms the i3-3220 in the arithmetic benchmarks, but falls back to the bottom of the stack in multi-medand GP processing. The GP processing is a bit of a surprise, considering the much better graphics on the 5350.

Cinebench R15

CINEBENCH is a cross-platform testing suite that measures hardware performance and is the de facto standard benchmarking tool for leading companies and trade journals for conducting real-world hardware performance tests. With the new Release 15, systems with up to 256 threads can be tested. CINEBENCH is available for both Windows and OS X and is used by almost all hardware manufacturers and trade journals for comparing CPUs and graphics cards.


In the pure CPU benchmark, the Athlon 5350 gets destroyed by the other processors in our test bench. The 5350 is really in a different category altogether, but this test gives you an idea of where it stands performance-wise.

Next, let’s look at DX-11 performance.


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  1. ET3D

    Where are the gaming benchmarks? All I see are game descriptions on that page, with no results.

    1. Olin Coles

      Thank you for the message. We hope to have an update for you very soon.

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