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Discussion in 'Mainboards / CPU / RAM' started by 1gkar, August 13, 2013.

  1. BushLin

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    Well, the soldered Kabini chips never came to regular Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX boards (at least for Europe). I think only ECS actually put out a product but in limited areas.

    Now we have a date of March 2014 for the socketed version of Kabini and MSI look like they'll have a board for the new socket FS1b.

    http://techreport.com/news/25891/mini-itx-msi-board-teases-socketed-kabini-apus
    http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-3...will-be-based-on-core-Kabini-Socket-FS1b.html

    With plenty of Windows 7 guff disabled I have MP 1.2.3 running pretty well on an old single core Pentium M 2Ghz, is smooth enough for me but still wanting Kabini for a real low power SoC rather than relying on add-on sound and graphics which takes power compution up higher than I'd like (@80w 1080p playback).


     
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    ... before the Kabini boards arrive, MSI are saying they'll have a Mini-ITX board available with a 10w Intel Bay Trail CPU (Celeron J1800). I'd expect this to be the real competitor to Kabini, with a weaker GPU and stronger CPU, should be more than enough GPU for offloading 1080p though.

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    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/msi-bay-trail-d-mini-itx,25802.html

    Even lower power Bay Trail tablet compared to Kabini:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7314/intel-baytrail-preview-intel-atom-z3770-tested/2

    Desktop Bay Trail benchmarks / power consumption - although compared to a 65w Richland A4-4000 (why!!!)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bay-trail-celeron-j1750-performance,3614-4.html
     
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