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The cpu it's the weakest AM4 but its more than enough to run streams and browse the web.

I wanted to use a 3400G, but was scared that the bios wasnt the latest (it was). This way, i dicided to buy a cpu to update other boards, if needed, and for the intended tasks it's perfect.

The cooler included with the case is the same one included with the cpu. I had the wraith stealth laying around so i used it insted since its more silent and more efficient. For it to fit i had to remove the top shroud.

Its a shame that the wifi and the side usb's are not included but the store where i bought the deskmini had them in stock so i bought them too. (The usb's are not mounted yet)

Its a nice little machine to have.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

For what you are doing its a fine little computer. If you want to go to a stronger apu if you ever need to you always can at a later date. They are only going to get cheaper. A used 2200g is 70 bucks and they are only going to get cheaper. same thing for the ryzen 3400

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Even a 3000g is another option lol.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

that is true as well, i don't know how much of an upgrade it is (dont get me wrong its stronger, just not sure it would help with what they are doing)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It would help, you can run with higher ram speeds, Bristol is blocked at 2400MHz. It runs with a lower TDP so less heat and althout it has a max clock speed of 3.5Ghz compared to the 3.8GHz on the 9500, the extra threaths are a good thing to have. And then there's the vega graphics, the diference is small but every little thing mathers in the APU world. For now this config is enough but the future will tell

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

im not sure that the price of a new cpu would show that much of an improvement for just browsing the web, while i get extra ram speed is nice, for just browsing the web it would be impossible to tell the difference. I have seen going from single channel to dual channel help out, but not increasing the ram speeds. The extra threads might make a difference if you were doing something like streaming 4k content since that can use cpu resources, but other then that for just day to day browsing i doubt the thread count would matter much. and it is true that you would have a much better apu, but unless you are running games or programs that demand 3d acceleration again the performance difference would be hard to tell just by having twitch or youtube open. Keep it as an upgrade in mind but only for the right price if your current cpu is holding you back in some way.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No, just for browsing would be pointless the upgrade, this one is already sufficient. My point is, if bought new, at least in my area, for more 10€ you can get the 3000G, which imo gets you more performance for your money. Increasing the ram speed can get you a nice bump, 25% in some cases, while using the new chips. Bristol, unfortunately, doesn't take advantages of that. With the 9500, on sites like youtube and pcp even, while loading photos, i noticed some stutters and moving a movie timeline sometimes can last a second more. IMO this little issues would disappear with the Athlon due to the different architecture as has been seen previously with the 200ge vs a12-9800. And yes i forgot to mention, from time to time i like to play old titles like san andreas and nfsu2 so the graphics are always welcome. For now it will do and i can surely recommend the deskmini