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I absolutely love this cpu
on 8 September 2015
I absolutely love this cpu, underneath my yamaha 7.2 receiver in a MATIS case it is going, 25 watts of power consumption is amazing and thats at full load! intel need to learn from amd with their apus they are fantastic, average use is around 14W!
with a dedicated graphics card it can handle any game, even with its own apu graphics its pretty darn good!
You will only need an 80w psu for the whole system of course if you use a dedicated graphics card 450 to 500w is recommended.
The maximum graphics card for this cpu is the nvidia gtx460 anything higher will be a bottleneck. But of course you can overclock these which is something you cant do with the intel j1900 chip on a board solutions.
you can build a totally silent htpc with this, a very nice cpu indeed it never goes above 38 celcius
I still cannot believe this little cpu with built in graphics can run the new tomb raider game at 720p smoothly, how awsome is that! this game is very demanding yet it runs well. it will even run at 1080p if you allocate 2gb of ram to the onboard graphics and lower the textures a little, amazing. Its really not designed for gaming at all but wow just wow. Can only imagine how good the high end apus are.
This little cpu can play 4K video at a maximum bitrate of 20MBPS, however 1080P with 5.1 DTS audio is where it shines, if you are overclocking use the ASMEDIA sata ports not the AMD ones otherwise the drive wont get recognised at boot.
You will see in my other reviews i bought this with a RAJINTEK MATIS case and ASRock motherboard, those two items bring out the best in this platform, totally awsome combination.