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Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI: Mini-ITX Board for Kaveri (FM2+)

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Gigabyte’s F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the same overall design and the layout as the older board except it has swapped out the FM2 socket for the FM2+ so it will support AMD Kaveri and it has added support for 802.11ac. So if you are aiming to build a mini-ITX system with the latest AMD APU, you would probably want to check out this review for more information as to what the board has to offer. Board Layout    Visually, it would be hard to tell F2A88XN-WIFI apart from its younger sibling F2A85XN-WIFI as both boards sports exactly same layout to a T. If it were not for the different color CPU socket (black for the A88X and white ... Read More »

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X Review

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Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper has a long history of targeting toward gamers. The board is designed with features that gamers seek the most: better audio quality, better network performance, and better cooling for overclocking, Dating back to the first G1.Sniper, Gigabyte has released various models of the G1.Sniper series: 3, 5, and M5. What they all have in common is that they are all for Intel processors. The G1.Sniper A88X marks the first motherboard from Gigabyte that carries the G1.Sniper moniker for AMD APU. With Kaveri, AMD not only brings performance enhancement but also PCI Express 3.0 support along with other technologies such as TrueAudio, HSA, and hQ. As such, Gigabyte is betting that there are gamers who are looking to build a gaming PC without spending a lot of cash would be interested in pairing the AMD APU with their latest G1. Sniper A88X motherboard. Board Layout Shipped in the typical ... Read More »

AMD 2014 Mobile Product: Kaveri, Beema, and Mullins

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AMD is releasing bits of information regarding to the upcoming products. First the company set the launch date for the upcoming Kaveri desktop APU on January 14, 2014. Now, we got more information regarding to the plan for the upcoming mobile products.  In 2014, AMD’s plan is essentially the same as 2013 where the company is focusing on the performance tablets, 2-in-1 systems, convertibles, and notebooks. AMD is planned to launch three APUs for the mobile products: “Kaveri”, “Beema” and “Mullins”. First,the Beema will replace the Kabini that is aimed for the low power and entry level notebooks. The Mullins will replace the Temash for the ultra-low power tablets, 2-1 system and fanless notebooks. The Kaveri will replace the Richland for the performance notebooks and ultrabooks. The main focus of these APUs will be lower power consumption and delivers a good performance per watt ratio.  While AMD is not ready to ... Read More »

AMD Kaveri Will Launch on January 14, 2014

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Today at the APU13, AMD has officially put a date on the availability of the Kaveri APU. The initial availability is set for January 14th, 2014, which is right after CES. AMD is expected to have more detail at CES 2014. The initial launch will be the desktop chip with the notebook and others (servers, embedded, etc) following sometimes in 2014. This is different than what AMD has done in the past with the Trinity and the Richland APU.  While AMD has not release much information about Kaveri. We know that it will work on FM2+ socket. Kaveri will bring many features such as heterogeneous queuing (hQ) and heterogeneous uniform memory access (hUMA). In addition, since Kaveri will have the GCN based GPU, it will feature many of the latest technology that is also found on the current generation of the AMD R series GPU. The APU will support AMD ... Read More »

GIGABYTE announces 7 FM2+ Motherboards for the Upcoming Kaveri

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While AMD has yet officially announced the release date for the Kaveri, the successor to the Richland/Trinity APU, we are expecting it to arrive before the year ends. The motherboard vendors, like GIGABYTE, are gearing up for the upcoming APU and have announced list of boards supporting the forthcoming Kaveri. According to the press release, the upcoming Keveri will use the new FM2+ socket that will also be compatible with current FM2 socket Trinity and Richland APU. As far as we know, current generation FM2 socket will not be forward compatible with the upcoming FM2+ APU. The FM2+ socket motherboard will utilize new A88X chipset that brings support for 8 GT/s PCI Express 3.0, DirectX 11.1, and 4K resolution on HDMI and DisplayPort support. All motherboards will include unique GIGABYTE features such as UEFI DualBIOS™, Digital Power delivery, as well Triple Display support.   GIGABYTE’s line up includes seven boards: five ... Read More »

AMD’s new heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA)

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We still have to wait a couple of months until Kaveri—the successor to the Trinity APU—is released. However, AMD is ready to talk a little bit about the upcoming APU. While we do not have any specific information on the model and the clockspeed, we have a bit of information regarding one key feature in Kaveri: the heterogenous Uniform Memory Access or hUMA. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 2400MHz 16GB Memory Kit Kingston as a whole has been around a long time, but they created the HyperX... Sapphire HD 7790 1GB Graphics Card – Filling the Gap in Mainstream Performance  Sapphire is pretty much the lead partner when it comes to AMD graphics cards. With... Read More »

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