The enthusiast interested in dual discrete GPU's will be more interested in the brand-new Bulldozer CPU than in the warmed-up K10.5 CPU in Llano.
Llano will be perfect for HTPC and pre-built boxes from major vendors or corner computer stores.
ECS Shows Off, Details AMD Fusion A-Series Socket FM1 Motherboard[05/17/2011 09:38 PM]
EliteGroup Computer Systems (ECS) this week officially unveiled details about its mainboards designed for AMD A-series "Fusion Llano" accelerated processing units (APUs). In addition, the first picture of a high-end ECS motherboard for A-series chips emerged on the Internet.
ECS, one of the world's largest maker of motherboards, plans to release three A75F-series mainboards with FM1 socket for AMD code-named Llano A-series APUs. All three mainboards will be based on the AMD Hudson D3 (A75) Fusion controller hub (FCH), will support dual-channel DDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, Serial ATA-600, USB 3.0, high-definition audion and other advantages.
One of the mainboards - A75F-A "Black Deluxe - will be in ATX form-factor and will thus be aimed at more advanced end-users. For example, ECS A75F-A has passed 50°C burn test, presenting high quality and durability. In addition, based on the image of the mainboard that emerged on the Internet, the platform supports multi-GPU ATI CrossFireX technology which allows to install several discrete graphics cards, a feature typically found on high-end multimedia systems.
ECS A75F-A "Black Deluxe" mainboard. Image by PC Games Hardware web-site.
The other two FM1 motherboards from ECS - A75F-M and A75F-M2 - will feature micro-ATX form-factor and will thus be aimed primarily at OEMs or system makers.
Production units of AMD’s 32 nanometer quad-core “Llano” A-series accelerated processor units (APU) with discrete-level graphics are now shipping to various makers, according to AMD. The initial family of AMD A-series desktop chips due in Q3 2011 will include four quad-core microprocessors with 100W or 65W TDP, one dual-core flavours with 65W power consumption.
As reported previously, AMD A-series desktop APUs will have either four K10.5+/Husky x86 cores as well as Radeon HD 6000-class "BeaverCreek" (320 or 400 stream processors) graphics core or two x86 cores and "WinterPark" (160 stream processors) integrated graphics engine. The chips will support dual-channel DDR3 memory controllers, up to 4MB of cache, select processors may also feature AMD Turbo Core dynamic acceleration technology as well as a special multi-GPU graphics support.
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