AMD debuts socket AM1 platform

AMD debuts socket AM1 platform

The numerous press releases by motherboard makers dedicated to availability of socket AM1 motherboards have not been in vain as AMD has officially launched the new AM1 platform.

The new AM1 platform will make use of AMD Kabini processors and will make it possible to build a machine with a socket AM1 motherboard and such a processor for just USD 60. AMD believes that such systems will be sought after on emerging markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. To power these motherboards AMD will release four new processors that will bring the Athlon and Sempron monikers back to life. The chips will include two or four 64-bit x86 computational cores and a built-in GPU on the famous GCN architecture. In addition the Kabini chips integrate the motherboard South Bridge so do not look for such a chip on your AM1 mobo. Unfortunately for some users Kabini is a budget-oriented line so chips that belong to this line will have a single-channeled DDR3-1600 memory controller for up to 16 GB of RAM, just two SATA 3.0 ports and support for PCI-E x4 only for external video cards. The USB port count does not take a hit though – the chip supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports and up to two USB 3.0 ports.  

Unfortunately the first Kabini chips will be on the market next month so if you buy a socket AM1 motherboard now you will not be able to use it until April 2014 at least.

Source: AMD

Related posts

NVIDIA debuts Tesla M40 and M4 server cards

NVIDIA debuts Tesla M40 and M4 server cards

NVIDIA has announced two new server video cards based on its latest Maxwell architecture but belonging to the company’s Tesla line-up. The cards are called M40 and M4 and join the Tesla M60 and M6 cards, which were announced in August 2015. The Tesla M40 brings a significant change – this is...

New PCI-E version to double bandwidth

New PCI-E version to double bandwidth

PCI Express has been one the most popular interfaces during the past decade serving all kinds of purposes – graphics cards, peripheral devices and more. Quite naturally it has undergone further developments with time, increasing bandwidth and adding more features. Although PCI Express has...

GeForce GTX 670 officially launched

NVIDIA has kept its promise and gamers can now find the powerful, yet affordable GeForce GTX 670 on the shelves at the nearest hardware store. The novelty has been in the news lately and it’s not a secret to anyone now that the GeForce GTX 670 is a junior Kepler model when compared to the...

Leave a comment