Back in August, Advanced Micro Devices launched a couple of new E-series accelerated processing units (APUs), namely the E-450 and E-300. The launch of the two dual-core chips effectively doubled the number of E-series APUs on the market. But, according to a report, that count will soon be halved as AMD plans to retire the first two chips in the lineup.
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.
Ah, the bang for buck angle. It's one of the reasons AMD stays relevant even when it has a hard time catching up with Intel in performance, and it's the tried and true method for piecing together a system on a budget. It's also the angle MSI taking with its new CR430 multimedia laptop built around -- drum roll please -- AMD's E-450 accelerated processing unit (APU).
Announced last month at Computex, the E-450 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) will be joining AMD’s E-Series of Fusion chips later this year. While there’s quite a lot that we already know about the chip, Fudzilla claims to have found the remaining pieces of the E-450 puzzle. Hit the jump for details.