Update 2011.Sep.8th very nice new AMD systems from MSI and HP released, they may make for nice budget poor-man-ultrabooks
Update 2011.Aug.22d new Brazos chips released!!!
AnandTech – AMD Updates Brazos with E-450, E-300 and C-60 APUshttp://www.anandtech.com/show/4660/amd-updates-brazos-with-e450-e300-and-c60-apusToday we get the first official update to the platform. Although not a major architectural or process change, the Brazos refresh is significant nonetheless.
At the top we’ve got the AMD E-450 [...] replaces the E-350 [...] E-300 [dual core], this replaces the single-core E-240. [...] The final update in AMD’s Brazos refresh is the 9W C-60. The C-60 replaces the C-50 before it.
Update: 2011.Aug.16th 14″ laptop from MSI with new A-450 Brazos APU!
Note: some of the images below may not display properly. Sorry!
Updated: 2011.Feb.16th two new mini-itx boards added (thanks John) and they’re even available to order today! Feb.6th with new Toshiba laptop with AMD “E240″ fusion CPU
AMD’s new Fusion/Brazos platform is an exciting step up for entry level computing. Previously, an Intel Atom required supplemental graphics help from NVIDIA in the form of Ion. Now, for the first time, one manufacturer provides a complete solution for entry level computing, gaming and HTPC activities:
- computing - web surfing, email, word processing (Intel Atom already does this) with the addition of Adobe Flash acceleration (which still has a few bugs to be worked out)
- gaming - many recent 3D games fully playable at low to medium settings (previously required Intl Atom + NVIDIA Ion)
- home theatre PC (HTPC) – good video decoding for most video tasks, including 1080p video
You can read a great introduction to one of the first Brazos motherboards here:
The E-350 (codename Zacate) is the initial higher performance part with an 18 watt TDP (thermal design power).
The C-Series (codename Ontario) is the lower power part with a TDP of 9 watts.
Below you’ll find a list of products that are using, or will be using, the AMD Fusion platform:
Review of Asus E35M1M Pro Micro-ATX motherboard:
Review – Acer Aspire One 522:
HP Pavilion dm1z (AMD Fusion E350 processor 1.6GHz)
ASUS E35M1-M PRO AMD Zacate 18W dual-core Processor AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo (Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131697&Tpk=zacateUSB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s, Firewire, eSATA, VGA, DVI, up to 8GB DDR3…
Also available at Amazon.
To be updated as more products are announced/released…