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Gigabyte Rolls Out a Pair of Socket AM1 Motherboards

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  1. btarunr

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    Gigabyte unveiled a pair of socket AM1 (FS1b) motherboards for AMD A-Series and E-Series "Kabini" APUs, and upcoming Athlon and Sempron-branded CPUs based on the same silicon. The lineup begins with the AM1M-S2H, which offers a basic mix of modern and legacy connectivity; including a combination of HDMI and D-Sub display outputs. The AM1M-S2P is based on a similar board design, but offers a lot more legacy connectivity options, including LPT and COM. Both boards offer a PCI-Express 2.0 x16, PCIe x1, and legacy PCI expansion slots, a pair of DDR3 DIMM slots, each; and are built in the narrow micro-ATX form-factor. Prices are expected to be around the $50 mark.

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    Any details on the differences between AM1 and FM2+?
     
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    AM1 has the chipset integrated into the CPU as well as the graphics. Pretty bold move. Quad-core A4-5350, with 1.60 GHz clock speed, 2 MB of cache, and 25W TDP
     
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    So it's a socketed SOC. Interesting, though mATX is a little big for this sort of thing.
     
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    Maybe for embedded applications. I know serial is still popular with some systems even though USB has been around since forever.

    Also serial is probably cheaper to manufacture and simpler to use with drivers and devices.
     
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    Old hardware that cost big time money, and it's more cost effective to get a new motherboard with legacy ports, than to replace the expensive hardware. Or something along those lines. I guess a serial/parallel-port-to-USB adapter would have to be incompatible/unsuitable as well?
     
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    Most COM/LPT ports today use internal USB adapters or PCIe adapters so I'm sure they're just there for the convenience of the end users.

    Again embedded applications may not have room or design requirements may not allow for an external USB to serial/LPT adapter.
     
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    AM1M-S2H caps sucks :banghead:
     
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    nanoITX and dual nics pleeeaaaase.
     
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    embedded industrial machines communicate with the production line with serial and parallel ports.
    most machinery are old and hence they still require these.
     
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    This.
    A tiny computer with 2 NICs would make for the perfect pfSense router, among other things.
     
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    they've had a few tons at stock.... :)
     
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    It looks like the PCI-E x16 slot only runs at x4.

    Any word on prices and specs for the processors?
     
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    Bold? No. This is bold and is probably what you two are thinking would be awesome. Who needs integrated graphics when it's a router, a nas, or both. I'd rather have an 8-core SoC for that kind of job. :cool:
     
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    And then there's the Newegg price tag: $373

    If only there were a hardware template for an open source router.
     
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    Yeah, but they're not cheap CPUs. Take a look at SuperMicro's boards. They utilize all of the C2750's 4 NIC PHYs. The 2750 is an 8-core SoC. Are you expecting a low price? :p The CPU alone costs something like ~170 USD and that little mini-itx board is loaded full of SATA. I think the cost for what it is makes sense. You also don't need 8 cores for strictly routing. :)
     
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    its pretty classic and for that price its ok
     
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    Classic looking is OK. But everything it is not about looking. And why they are green, not black?

    The point that cheap motherboards must have less features, not less quality

    Cheapest available motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-VG3/ All caps are solid despite that this motherboard is quite old
    Cheapest available LGA 1150 motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M-VG4/ . All caps also solid. So price is not good argument to explain shity caps
     

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