(UPDATED) ASUS Eee PC 1215B Netbook Review (AMD Fusion Brazos APU, Radeon HD 6250)

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9 – ASUS Eee PC 1215B: OpenGL performances

First thing, all my OpenGL apps worked fine with the HD 6250 + Cat 11.5. I said fine and not fast. Because the HD 6250 is a weak GPU.

If you want to taste the power of a the HD 6250 GPU, just look at these videos:

MSI Kombustor OpenGL 4 benchmark, Preset:720:

ShaderToyMark 0.2.0, OpenGL 2, 960×540 windowed:

Here are the scores in different OpenGL benchmarks: MSI Kombustor 2.0.2, ShaderToyMark and TessMark.

MSI Kombustor, OpenGL 4, 1280×720 fullscreen

2369 points 43FPS, ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DC2 TOP
886 points, 16FPS, ASUS Radeon HD 6670
269 points, 3FPS, ASUS EeePC 1215B, AMD C-50 CPU @ 1000MHz + HD 6250

Details of the score HERE.

ShaderToyMark, OpenGL 2, 960×540 windowed

202 points 33FPS, ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DC2 TOP
64 points, 10FPS, ASUS Radeon HD 6670
6 points, 1FPS, ASUS EeePC 1215B, AMD C-50 CPU @ 1000MHz + HD 6250

TessMark, OpenGL 4, 1366×768 fullscreen, Tessellation moderate (8X)

37989 points 634FPS, ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DC2 TOP
6583 points, 110FPS, ASUS Radeon HD 6670
747 points, 13FPS, ASUS EeePC 1215B, AMD C-50 CPU @ 1000MHz + HD 6250

Remark: the scores of the Radeon HD 6670 and GeForce GTX 560 comes from this page. For both cards, the resolution was 1920×1080…

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9 thoughts on “(UPDATED) ASUS Eee PC 1215B Netbook Review (AMD Fusion Brazos APU, Radeon HD 6250)”

  1. Victor

    @MagicCPU, well i have an Acer notebook with one of those APUs( C350 1.6GHz x2/HD6250 ) and i’m very pleased with it, sure you won’t play crysis, but CSS, WOW, some other not so “heavy” games it will run smoothly.

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  3. Kelly Wright

    It’s been like 3 days I’m looking for a netbook for my 12 year old niece. Initially I was inclined towards a typical 15.6” laptop with DVD-RW drive, where a bigger screen is a plus. But after considering related disadvantages (a DVD drive is easy to break, these things in laptops are prone to damage, children are children after all) I set my mind on a netbook.
    1) With same resolution the screen around 12-13” makes the whole computer significantly lighter.
    2) Longer battery life.
    3) More portable, easier to carry around. I think my niece will be able to take it on her abroad trips with classmates. Certainly a 12-13” netbook is preferred over 15.6” laptops when it comes to weight.
    So, I looked at Lenovo S205, x121e, E325, Acer AO722 and wasn’t convinced. Asus 1215B that’s currently on sale in my favorite webstore comes with AMD E-450 CPU, 500 GB HDD but only 2 GB RAM (hope it’s easy to upgrade). However, the case in silver color looks very stylish. HDMI and USB 3.0 are most welcome, but I’ve read in another review about grainy images takes by built-in 0.3 MP webcam. I think it’s important because skype is definitely #1 for teens and video chatting is damn cool. I don’t want my niece to look grainy on computer screens of her mates! 😉

  4. Kelly Wright

    How about touchpad? There are owners out there speaking about ‘glitching’ touchpad and so they have to use a mouse instead. There is a workaround, but it voids warranty. Some people bring it to asus service center.
    Also, I came across reviews describing wi-fi performance as mediocre, like 70 Mbp/s at most which is far from what N standard lets to achieve.

  5. Mat

    How is the Ubuntu compatibility? Are things like wireless and audio detected? How much tweaking did you have to do to get Ubuntu 11.10 fully operational?

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