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  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - link


    I tip my hat to you, ECS. That's hilarious.
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, June 06, 2013 - link

    +1! That's totally awesome! Not sure how much I like the idea of Kabini as a desktop solution, though I suppose it really depends on pricing. Reply
  • JDG1980 - Thursday, June 06, 2013 - link

    It's a shame that Asus didn't use a more powerful, DirectCU-based cooler and do away with that small, noisy fan. A chip with TDP this low shouldn't need active cooling. Reply
  • Jaybus - Thursday, June 06, 2013 - link

    The ASRock uses a G-series embedded chip. The Asus uses a A-series "desktop" chip, so it needs active cooling, but also has higher performance. Reply
  • silverblue - Thursday, June 06, 2013 - link

    I'm still a little confused. I wasn't aware that Kabini even came with a dual channel memory controller, yet these boards' specs appear to state that it does. I think what they meant to put was that it has two DDR3 slots. Reply
  • lightmanek - Thursday, June 06, 2013 - link

    Reading ECS board description I thought it's a mistake, but after reading ASUS board description I no longer was so sure ...

    It would be hilarious if manufacturers of these boards didn't even know proper specifications of what they designing :D
  • cyrusfox - Friday, June 07, 2013 - link

    Looks like you guys missed a number of them. Sapphire was showing off the IPC-FT3GT2 and my favorite of them all, the ASRock KA5200-ITX. I just wish they were available now, I am itching to replace my celeron 847 itx board. Reply
  • Penti - Saturday, June 08, 2013 - link

    I would love to see quadcore Kabini A6-5200, mSATA, half height mini-PCIe for wireless, an eSATA connector, maybe the SD-card reader used and a PCIe x16 slot in a Mini-ITX board. Not that it would do much good if I remember correctly there is just 4 lanes PCIe on these Kabini's. Reply
  • Penti - Saturday, June 08, 2013 - link

    Maybe even a PLX-chip would be interesting here, but I would just wait for Kaveri to see some new stuff/boards I guess. Would be interesting to actually see some good Kabini products too though. If they don't release any interesting stuff on AMD I'm sure they have/will for Intel. So I guess you can still get some interesting stuff in the SFF field. Haven't seen much with say 6Gbps mSATA slots though. Doesn't really need a 2.5" SSD if I would go that route. Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Saturday, June 08, 2013 - link

    Looks like someone cleverly redacted mention of dual channel support on the MSI board's description card... Reply
  • falc0ne - Monday, June 10, 2013 - link

    the cooler from the ECS Mobo looks like a AMD Athlon XP (first edition)cooler or Duron 900Mhz CPU cooler :)) Reply
  • R3MF - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link



    i though brazos and kabini both used one single 64bit memory bus, rather than the dual 64bit memory bus' of their larger relatives like socket FM2, 1150, etc.

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