Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 08 June 2009 06:37

MSI adds 780E chipset to Yukon CPUs

Written by test
Rate this item
(0 votes)

ImageImage

Computex 09: Makes the platform that should've been


When AMD announced the Yukon platform, a lot of people were disappointed to find out that AMD had gone for its 690-series chipset rather than the 780-series which offers vastly better 3D and more importantly, HD video playback performance.

It seems like MSI has gone and rectified this issue all on its own by launching a mini-ITX motherboard with the 780E chipset which is a version of the 780G for the embedded market. The AM-780E as the board is known as isn't a consumer product which is a bit of a shame, but we can see this product ending up in a wide range of embedded systems which requires HD video playback.

The choice of CPU as of right now is limited to the Sempron 200U or 210U which are clocked at 1GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. Due to these CPU's being limited to single channel memory, there's only one SO-DIMM slot on the board, but it supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory. MSI has equipped the AM-780E with a plethora of ports including HDMI, DVI, D-sub, eSATA, dual Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, 5.1-channel analog audio jacks and optical as well as coaxial S/PDIF out.

The board also features a PCI slot and a mini PCI Express slot which accepts various notebook modules. Then there are three SATA ports, two headers for an additional four USB 2.0 ports, a TPM header, an LVDS connector and even an unknown amount of SidePort memory. We're not overly keen on the CPU and chipset cooling design, but this might yet change before the final product becomes available. Overall this is a very interesting product and we're still a few months away from AMD's Yukon refresh that will bring the 780-series chipset to the platform.

Image

Image

Last modified on Monday, 08 June 2009 06:59
test

test

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
More in this category: Albatron has ION sytem »
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments