AMD Introduces AM1 Platform with Socketed Kabini APU

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AFDozerman

Is there a higher resolution version of the "dead end" slide? I want to read the smallprint.

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garrettp

you read my mind

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Mark17

http://i.imgur.com/oTNTfDM.png

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garrettp

Thank You

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cldmstrsn

Don't you mean red corner? pretty sure nvidia is green!

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garrettp

You surely mean Intel as this is a CPU(ish) article not a GPU article ;)

And since you meant Intel... you know that Blue is correct :)

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vrmlbasic

Why only DDR 1600?

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EKRboi

cool. Will be nice to see some performance and cost numbers. How are these apus doing as far as linux drivers go these days? Mostly wondering how audio bit streaming via HDMI is working now that it's supposedly supported now. Very well could be what I have been waiting for to build a tiny htpc for my bedroom.

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LatiosXT

I don't get what AMD is trying to target here.

Baytrail is what it is because it's meant for tablets and other portables. These generally aren't made to be serviceable and motherboard makers just make desktop boards for kicks because there just might be a market for mini/micro-desktops and entry level AIOs.

I don't see a socketed platform being viable in where Baytrail is in. At least, if you don't mind the unit being chunkier. And the portable must easily serviceable, because otherwise what's the point?

But if AMD is going after the mini/micro-desktop market, then sure, that works.

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AFDozerman

According to other articles, this is targeting the emerging markets and South America is specifically mentioned. Personally, I think this would make a great nettop for a couple older relatives of mine, though.

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LatiosXT

So I picked that up elsewhere. But this just makes AMD look a bit more stupid in my opinion: Emerging markets more than likely hold dear to any computer equipment they can get. If they still have a fleet of 7+ year old rigs that are running just fine, what makes them think they'll care about buying either new ones or that these new systems are socketed? They'll pretty much run the thing until it dies completely. And why bother upgrading? That might introduce problems that they don't have the time or resources to spend.

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gamingwithnetbooks

This would be perfect for a media server that uses HW-accelerated real-time transcoding. Want.