Sunday, December 19, 2010

Asus, Gigabyte, MSI & Sapphire embrace AMDs Fusion Brazos platform (Update)

Advanced Micro Devices this week said that four large manufacturers of mainboards plan to offer their platforms based on the company's E-series and C-series accelerated processing units (APUs). There will also be smaller manufacturers, who will also offer similar devices. The choice of motherboards will ensure relatively wide adoption of AMD's APUs on the desktop market.

“AMD is ushering in a new era of personal computing, and our industry partners are ready to take advantage of the first ever AMD Fusion APU. By combining the processing of the CPU with the GPU on a single energy efficient chip, we believe their customers can take advantage of better price/performance, superior 1080p HD playback and small form factors for innovative designs," said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager of computing solutions group of client division at AMD.

Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, MicroStar International and Sapphire Technologies are committed to offer mainboards based on AMD Brazos platform with integrated C-series (Ontario, 9W) or E-series (Zacate, 18W) accelerated processing units code-named Ontario and Zacate, respectively.

Read the rest of the article here.

via Xbit Labs


Jetway will join the previous 4 by jumping on the Brazos bandwagon. 
"Jetway says that they are very pleased with the performance and pricing on the platform from AMD but we are curious to see how quickly the uptake will be for non-Intel systems since the Atom brand has become so dominant in the embedded market. Based on our initial performance results the technological answer is obvious - but customers don't always make the right decisions." - PC Perspective

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