Zotac's quickly building a reputation as the witch doctor of computers. The company isn't shrinking heads, it's shrinking PCs. Zotac's latest creation is the A75-ITX WiFi platform, a mini-PC built around AMD's A75 chipset with support for socket FM1 accelerated processing units (APUs) and utilizing the mini-ITX form factor. Despite it's small size, the A75-ITX WiFi comes wielding a very big spec sheet.
Small. Simple. Smart. Those are the three goals MSI set out to achieve with its new Wind Box DC100, which the company is describing as a fashionable mini PC with an eco-chic design. Tear open the DC100 and you'll find the latest AMD Brazos platform running the show with an E-450 dual-core processor clocked at 1.65GHz and Radeon HD 6320 discrete class graphics.
AMD today rolled out its E45M1-Pro micro-ATX motherboard built around AMD's Fusion-powered "Zacate" platform. Browsing through Asus' product pages, it's the only board we could find to come embedded with AMD's dual-core E-450 APU (accelerated processing unit), AMD's fastest Zacate APU to date with a 1.65GHz clockspeed and integrated Radeon HD 6320 graphics.
AMD's Fusion frenzy continues with the introduction of refreshed C and E-Series accelerated processing units (APUs) for mobile platforms, such as ultrathins, value oriented notebooks, and netbooks, and also for low power all-in-one (AIO) machines and desktop PCs. The new APUs add support for DDR3-1333 memory and HDMI 1.4a, and offer faster performance and longer battery life.
Rumors, leaked pictures, and supposed specifications of a tri-core Llano APU have been floating around the Web since early July, and if you had any lingering doubts that this chip was real, you can put them to rest. AMD just sent us word that it's new tri-core A6 3500 APU is shipping now and is available for less than a C-note. Confirmed specs after the break.
AMD last week announced the availability of a couple of desktop A-series quad-core APUs -- A6-3650 and A8-3850 -- both of which are now offered in CyberPower's gaming PC lineup. These Llano parts are the main attraction in CyberPower's Gamer Ultra desktop line, and you can pick up a full blown setup for as little as $595.
AMD's launch of two Llano A-series desktop APUs yesterday comes a little over two weeks after the CPU/GPU maker made available its Catalyst 11.6 driver package. For whatever reason, AMD chose not to bake in support for its then soon-to-be-released A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs, but don't despair, there's a hotfix available if you plan on running one of these chips.
AMD isn't letting a silly little thing like market share ruin its summer. Rather than hide under a rock from failing to make a dent in Intel's stranglehold on the chip market, even after the initial Sandy Bridge snafu, AMD has come out swinging this month with its Llano A-series accelerated processing units (APUs). Earlier this month saw the launch of AMD's mobile Llano chips, and now the Santa Clara chip maker is announcing the availability of two Llano A-series APUs for the desktop.
AMD started shipping its "Llano" Accelerated Processor Units (APUs) to OEMs back in April, and now the new parts are officially out. The Sunnyvale chip maker announced what it's calling the Fusion A-Series, which AMD says "enable brilliant graphics, supercomputer-like performance, and all day battery life." These 32nm APUs are a different class of chips than the APUs that are already available, and take aim at consumer notebooks and desktops.
AMD today rolled out its G-Series platform, the world's first combination of low-power CPU and advanced GPU integrated into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The G-Series is all about power, or more specifically, the power you're not consuming. According to AMD, these APUs carry thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, resulting in up to 39 percent power savings compared to previous versions.