Last month AMD announced their Socketed AM1 Kabini platform to focus on the low-end desktop market where low cost, low power and upgradability are important factors for system integrators. The socketed Kabini APUs build on those released for mobile last year, and today is officially launch day for four APU models under the Athlon and Sempron ranges. AMD is aiming for an APU and motherboard system cost of $60-$90 with an APU TDP of 25W. We square the Athlon 5350 against the competition.
With the socketed version of Kabini formally announced by AMD, motherboard manufacturers are in full swing in announcing their line up to AMD’s budget range. AMD’s goal is...31 by Ian Cutress on 3/18/2014
Hot on the heels of the AMD announcement regarding socketed Kabini systems, ASUS has released information on two of their main contenders in this segment. While AMD are...26 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2014
Wrapping up our visit with MSI, we’ve already seen many of their already-launched motherboards (e.g. series 8 chipsets), but MSI did have some upcoming Kaveri motherboards on display with...1 by Jarred Walton on 1/6/2014
Samsung was curiously quiet on talking about specs with a couple of its newly announced PCs, and now we know why. Both the ATIV Book 9 Lite (affordable ultraportable...28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/20/2013
Last week AMD launched its Kabini APU for clients, a quad-core Jaguar based SoC with GCN graphics aimed at entry-level and mainstream ultraportable notebooks. In our review we found...26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2013
There are two non-negotiables in building a PC these days: the cost of Intel silicon and the cost of the Windows license. You can play with everything else but...109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2013