One thing Zotac says it always wanted to do was to offer a pint-sized PC capable of playing games. Little things always got in the way of that -- you know, things like performance and heat dissipation. In that way, Intel's Haswell architecture and integrated Iris Pro 5200 graphics are quite literally game changers. Using those parts, Zotac entered CeBIT 2014 wielding a pair of new Zbox E-Series mini PCs designed for gamers.
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'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.
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.