- By Shi Xiao Min @Aug 22, 2013
Do more in less time with energy-efficient 2nd generation AMD A4 processor. The AMD A4-5300 APU combines a dual-core CPU and a discrete-level GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6530D) on a single power-efficient chip enabling responsive performance for everyday apps, internet browsing and internet streaming. With even more compute performance, graphics are crisp, bright and smooth, and content is easy to share.
AMD APP AND INTERNET ACCELERATION
Speed up everyday applications with the power of more graphics cores and AMD App Acceleration. Also, get your browsing done quickly with Web sites that load fast with AMD Internet Acceleration.
SUPPORT FOR DIRECTX 11
Support for DirectX 11 enables the very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing.
AMD PERFECT PICTURE HD
Images jump off the page and burst into life in vivid color with enhanced resolution and contrast of AMD Perfect Picture HD.
ALL-NEW AMD QUICK STREAM TECHNOLOGY
Stop waiting for the buffer to catch up – get fast, smooth internet streaming with the powerful APU graphics with AMD Quick Stream Technology.
AMD RADEON HD GRAPHICS
Get everything you ever wanted out of your graphics – crisp & sharp photos, movies and games with the phenomenal discrete-level performance of AMD Radeon HD Graphics (AMD Radeon HD 6530D).
ALL-NEW AMD STEADY VIDEO TECHNOLOGY 2.0
Vacation video shouldn’t make you dizzy – helping to eliminate shaking from home video is only one click away with AMD Steady Video Technology 2.0. Automatically stabilize home and Web video with advanced settings and one click control.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Aug 22, 2013
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This processor is not bad for everyday use. Upgraded from a socket LGA775. Overall, it's a much better improvement from the noise to speed. Comes with the stock fan, which at first is a bit challenging to put since I usually get Intel CPUS. However, this is a great APU for everyday or light gaming.
This is a steal at under $50. I purchased it to upgrade an aging HTPC with weak video. Very happy at the price. Not sure if the BIOS video glitch is due to the board or the FM2 graphics. Graphics performance is very good. CPU speed is good but not great. It's a very good CPU for HTPC but power users will want a quad core CPU.
Bought this to complement my ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Board for a budget build. Its not a powerful processor but for the price you can't expect much! It's slower then an Intel Sandy Dual Core Celeron but has a decent intergrated graphics beating out the Intel processor in that area. And temps are low even on the tiny heatsink that is included with the processor. For the average user I found that it is more then enough. Web browsing is smooth, office runs clean and Windows fairly quick. Even holds up in light gaming as well.
I needed a low powered processor for a bedroom media-pc and was debating whether to get a previous generation triple core A6 versus this new dual A4-5300. Granted, the A6 has a much better graphics (6530D) vs the A4's 7480D as well as having the benefit of a bigger cache but the A4's higher clock speed (3.4-3.6GHz) would probably fare better in single threaded applications compared to the A6's 2.1-2.4GHz. In the end, I decided to get the A4-5300 since it designed for the newer FM2 motherboard as opposed to the end-of-life FM1 A6-3500. Besides, I figured that if the processor was not enough, I could always upgrade to a low powered FM2 quad.
The only concern I had was the included cooler assembly which had a really lightweight aluminum heatsink and a small fan. (I could always purchase an aftermarket cooler, but I wanted to keep costs down). Testing the fan at full speed resulted in a very noticeable high pitched whine. Fortunately, I had a leftover OEM cooler assembly from a 95W FX-processor. This cooler had more heft and a slightly bigger fan. This cooler proved to be more than sufficient as well as quiet enough not to be heard inside the Core 1000 case. Right now, temps never exceed 45C
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