Thursday, 7 June 2012

How long can we keep E521??

Well, it really depends on your habit of buying staff.
Like me for example, I tend to buy new mid range computers and I always seeks for upgrades. I enjoy thrill of buying staff before I do something big.

I have a good news and bad news for E521 users (including me).

Good news is that once you have upgraded your E521 fully as I have suggested in this webpage, you don't need to buy another computer for the next , say, 4 years. This is because of the fact that it performs really well.

AMD Quad cores weren't that impressive. I was expecting to see huge difference in performance overall with my E521 but no it didn't. It was only capable to handle multiple applications in stable but nothing else.
Certainly from this point, I can say that AMD 6400+ is such a great CPU.
(Although other Quad core users might shout out about the benchmarking but who cares if we don't see the improvements with our own physical eyes)

Oh I forgot to mention that AMD quad cores produce a lot of heat more than AMD 6400+. ( this is because AMD used the advantage of 45nm process to the clock speed increase while reducing the voltage).

The important thing is that both AMD Quad cores (940,955 and 965) and AMD 6400+ didn't show much difference in performance when I used Windows 7 which is a good news. (I can not tell about XP and Vista right now)

The rest of the performance is up to the graphic card you bought for E521.

Please ignore people at the forums who mention about the bottle necking business of E521 motherboard with modern GPUs. Modern GPUs (such as ATI HD4890) works perfectly well.

The bad news about E521 is that it consumes a lot of energy compared to the modern AMd quad core even you turn on the AMD's Cool and Quiet Technology.

3 comments: said...

I´m from Brasil, and I bought the 6400+ BE. But I can´t find anywhere the heatsink. In the normal state, without use, keeps the temperature at 40 ° C. If I use some software, the temperature rises rapidly to 60 ° C (with the original heatsink). Do you still use your E521? Do you have the heatsink? Do you want to sell me or send to Brazil? I'll pay the shipping costs to you. Tks.

T.OINARI said...

Dear Marc,

Hope my email helps. (just a safe reminder. It is better not to put your own email address on internet.) I am here so please send any questions to my gmail. Thank you.

Takiyon said...

I am keeping it until it blows up. If it will run Bioshock Infinite then there is no argument to get new machine. These times are rough and people cannot spend like they want anymore.