too bad it was tested with 1600 memory @ 1333 mhz... it support 1866 mhz natively, and performs better with faster memory
None of our tests would've been affected by memory speed.
can the HDMI handle HDCP properly? What about TrueDTS and bitstreaming other hi-def audio? What about 3D?
Basically, version of HDMI is it?
HDMI 1.4. So yes, yes, and yes.
If two HD 6450 cards are used (not in CrossFire mode) in the two PCIe x16 slots, how many monitors can be powered under Windows 7, assuming all monitors have DisplayPort/DVI/VGA inputs?
Six? Eight (if two onboard video outputs are usable in addition to the two discrete cards' six outputs)?
I believe the IGP disables if you use more than one discrete card.
Those 150 watt have to be an error, as other reviews around the Internet get 150 - 160 watt for the whole system.
Not a mistake. We tested it twice, once on our CPU test platform (see: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1211-page5.html
) and once on our motherboard test platform. On CPU load the difference was only ~10W (due to component differences).
Note that we used CPUBurn and FurMark, synthetic stress testers; doing something real, encoding video with HandBrake, used 40W less and was on par with a Core i5-750. I don't think anyone who's thinking of buying an FM1 chip would do anything more demanding on the APU than that...