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Advanced Micro Devices has announced the introduction of its AM1 platform featuring the AMD quad-core and dual-core “Kabini” APU into the component channel for system builders. The low-cost/low-power chips in pin-grid array (PGA) packaging will offer additional flexibility to system makers who want to create tailored PCs for their customers in developing countries.

Traditionally, AMD sold its low-cost/low-power accelerated processing units for desktops as APUs soldered to mini-ITX mainboards. This allowed AMD’s partners to easily affordable systems with AMD inside, but did not provide enough flexibility since different customers want different PC configurations when it comes to input/output ports. Besides, some people in developing countries want upgradeability options.

“AMD continues our APU technology leadership by introducing the AM1 platform with ‘Socketed Kabini’, an APU designed for the mainstream market. The AM1 platform gives us a great opportunity to deliver a flexible infrastructure environment, and provides a multitude of options for consumers and system builders looking for upgradeability packed into an extremely affordable solution,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager of client business unit at AMD.

The new accelerated processing units in AM1 form-factor will be available under well-known Athlon and Sempron brand-names. Those new APUs are based on the code-named “Kabini” design that sports two or four AMD Jaguar x86 cores, AMD Radeon graphics engines with GCN architecture, DDR3 memory controllers and so on. The AM1 platform utilizes FS1b sockets which are also used by AMD’s mobile platforms, hence, potentially owners of AM1 systems will be able to upgrade to a mobile AMD chip with higher performance. Like other Kabini-based platforms, the AM1 supports two Serial ATA-6Gb/s, two USB 3.0, eight USB 2.0, PCI Express 2.0 x4, DisplayPort, HDMI and D-Sub outputs.

The motherboard manufacturers including, Asrock, Asustek, Biostar, ECS, Gigabyte and MSI are poised to deliver a range of next- generation desktop microATX and miniITX motherboards based on socket FS1b.

Availability of “Kabini” desktops and components are slated to be on-shelf in select regions beginning early April, with global availability expected on April 9.

Tags: AMD, AM1, Kabini, FS1b, Asrock, Asustek, Biostar, ECS, Gigabyte, MSI, Radeon

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This will make a lot of people happy.
2 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 03/12/14 08:49:03 AM]
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0 5 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 03/12/14 08:56:01 AM]
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how do you figure sports fan? this low power low cost solution is where the market is now. With portable devices dominating the market now, your avg consumer doesn't care about raw performance, they want something that is able to perform typical task view videos in HD, play some light gaming and have great battery life. The days of the raw performance race is over my friend. only a small minority of users make up the performance users. This is why AMD and now intel has dialed way back on performance increases for each cpu generation and has focused a lot more on energy savings now.
2 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 03/12/14 09:06:44 AM]
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We use work stations which cost an arm and a leg. Not toys.
1 2 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 03/12/14 09:47:24 AM]
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The "we" are not the world! The "we" don't ride F1 racing car to work.
3 1 [Posted by: Zingam  | Date: 03/12/14 11:12:46 AM]
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ok and work stations make up a tiny fraction of the overall pc use. so your in a even smaller minority then pc gamers are.
2 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 03/12/14 02:54:52 PM]
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Then don't buy this product... SOLVED! BAM!
0 0 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 03/12/14 04:13:42 PM]
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..... 4 cores at 2+ ghz is plenty for win7.
1 1 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 03/12/14 01:33:21 PM]
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Unfortunately people want to do more than just boot up Windows.
1 2 [Posted by: UnbiasedONE  | Date: 03/12/14 02:44:47 PM]
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Since windows is a hog all other OSes would run even better.. so again 2ghz + and 4 cores is all you need for this ''class'' of cpu.
2 1 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 03/12/14 04:10:54 PM]
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Ted's right to a degree. We are going back to a client-server paradigm. Personal computing at home will become increasingly limited in terms of "computing freedom".
0 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 03/14/14 04:10:25 AM]
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"potentially owners of AM1 systems will be able to upgrade to a mobile AMD chip with higher performance."

If it was me, I'd go the other way and put one in a laptop.
I doubt the desktop Processors will be lower performing than those in the laptops.
1 0 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 03/13/14 07:26:46 AM]
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I'd like top see that as well...
0 0 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 03/13/14 10:24:16 AM]
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I dont get the profile of readers on this site. Who can dislike this cpu-s?

Who can dislike small, low-wattage, low-cost PC-s? People use smartphones, tablets and laptops, and what, a PC has to be a 30kg Big tower box?

Only rich snobs, or their wannabes, whit overpriced PC-s that do nothing 75% of time have problem whit this. (epicfacepalm)
1 1 [Posted by: kingpin  | Date: 03/13/14 10:45:33 AM]
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Rabid tard monkeys...
0 0 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 03/13/14 05:20:42 PM]
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Poor people can be so amusing.
0 0 [Posted by: UnbiasedONE  | Date: 03/14/14 09:21:29 AM]
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