I’ve just started a live stream while I test the Acer Aspire V5 122P, the AMD Temash-based laptop. The stream will run from now and at 2100 Berlin (15 minutes from this post) I’ll start to introduce the Acer and do some interactive active testing, Q&A with anyone that joins in the chat.
It’s all happening on the live page right now.
Notes from Live Session below.
Update: A more controlled set of tests have now been completed. See results here.
1.0Ghz is the max clock rate. 1.4Ghz ‘turbo’ seems like a myth at this point.
- After 3hrs of testing, 1.4Ghz finally appears. See below.
- The 3D synthetic tests show 3F performance at HD3000 levels but it appears a lot more efficient at this level.
- The CPU TDP (measure roughly) is about 3W for the four cores.
- The GPU TDP (measured roughly) is between 6 and 8W.
- Average power utilisation of the platform if around 7-8W for online usage with 50% screen brightness
- Screen has wider viewing angles than basic laptops but not extreme viewing angles
- Always remained cool
- Sunspider 610ms (see update)
- Peacekeeper 1184 points.
After some playing with power profiles (honestly, we can’t identify the point at which 1.4Ghz started working) we saw a solid 1.4Ghz clock under mains and battery.
This isn’t a thermally limited short-term turbo boost it’s an increase in base clock that holds despite load.
Cinebench 11.5 score at 1.4Ghz (with a lame process using 6% in b/g) 1.23 points CPU, 10.33 BpS OpenGL