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Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:02

AMD E-350 vs Intel Atom D525+ION2 - Zotac ITXION-S

Written by Eliot Kucharik

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Review:
Intel Atom is still dead




Zotac ITXION-S board:

The Zotac board is not designed as a desktop replacement but more for HTPC use. It uses high-end components such as Tantalum capacitors and high-end chokes. While it does support DDR3 you have to use the more expensive SO-DIMMs because due to the usage of the ION2 chips with memory, the space is very limited. The board also contains a WLAN mini-PCIe card, which is a neat feature.

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The backpanel is rather standard, but of course with two antenna outputs. But while the space is cramped also this board has two USB 3.0 ports on the panel.

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Due to the space contraints Zotac had to put some integrated parts on the backside.

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+16 #1 bunker 2011-05-25 11:52
excuse me?

while i do like the benchmarks i don't like your conclusions AT ALL.
good thing you've added your results...

the E350 completely crushes both atoms in every benchmark other than dual threaded cinebench...

And i LOL'd at your conclusions the old atom uses 4Watts less in far cry. Sure, thats what the graph says, but the E350 accually doubles the 330's framrates. how can you honestly take that benchmark as a standard.

sigh...

maybe you should also add an efficiency score for far cry. that should be fun to watch you justify intel/nvidiass poor results there
 
 
+5 #2 Wolfesteinabhi 2011-05-25 12:03
AND YEAH this site clearly needs a PROOF READER! .. i read the sentence on first page thrice to understand that it actually is saying "512KB of Cache"

"The Atom D525 is clocked at 1.8GHz, has 2x 512MB 2nd Level Cache" LOL :D
 
 
+7 #3 The blue fox 2011-05-25 12:11
I don't understand Gaming bench marks on hardware like this. No one ever going to play games Other then Warcraft on this kind of hardware.
 
 
+8 #4 nele 2011-05-25 12:38
Quoting The blue fox:
I don't understand Gaming bench marks on hardware like this. No one ever going to play games Other then Warcraft on this kind of hardware.


Well it depends really... I'm getting a Fusion HTPC soon and since I'm not into console gaming (or any sort of gaming for that matter), I'm planning to install a few "oldies".

Of course, hardware won't be an issue for Worms or Angry Birds, but there's plenty of older games worth playing, for example some racing titles, fighting games, sports (mainly PES) - basically anything that can be fun with a couple of gamepads and a bunch of drunk people around...

I don't need a console, I just want to run some old, simple and silly games when I feel like it. :-)
 
 
+1 #5 eliot 2011-05-28 00:13
Quoting The blue fox:
I don't understand Gaming bench marks on hardware like this. No one ever going to play games Other then Warcraft on this kind of hardware.


LoL, in the last review I did not bother to include any games and many were outraged... So what is it what you want? If I do one game it's not ok, if I don't it's not ok either... make up your minds. ;-)
 
 
0 #6 eliot 2011-05-28 00:18
Quoting bunker:
excuse me?

while i do like the benchmarks i don't like your conclusions AT ALL.
good thing you've added your results...

the E350 completely crushes both atoms in every benchmark other than dual threaded cinebench...

And i LOL'd at your conclusions the old atom uses 4Watts less in far cry. Sure, thats what the graph says, but the E350 accually doubles the 330's framrates. how can you honestly take that benchmark as a standard.

sigh...

maybe you should also add an efficiency score for far cry. that should be fun to watch you justify intel/nvidiass poor results there


two week CPUs or CPU vs APU does not crash each other... While in WinRAR the difference is noticable (as a user) in any other application you won't notice. So there is no crushing involved. Crushing maybe a word to choose for the single-threaded performance which is still more important nowadays because most software besides games don't bother to utilize that potential. And something like Photoshop is a bit too much for such CPUs either. Even the x264 was just for the fun of it, not really to suggest to any user to do any encoding with it ;-)
 

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