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Monday, 10 January 2011 14:00

AMD wants Brazos desktops under $99

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Price in Taiwan $119 and up
AMD’s Brazos platform is based on the Zacate dual-core CPU and AMD has very high expectations from this new architecture. Zacate requires only passive cooling and it can easily slide into the increasingly popular micro ITX form factor.

We saw that Power Color and Sapphire already have systems and boards based on Brazos, but both of these companies want to price their small systems at $119 and up. This is the FOB price in Taiwan and you need to add local taxes, shipping expenses and some profit margin for distribution and etail / retail sales.

Since you can buy a decent notebook for around $300, the price has to go down, but in order to match desired $99, AMD partners will have to shave off some features like USB 3.0 and other fancy things.

Since Brazos can run fanless, we could see many home theater lovers getting such rigs as they are just nothing short of ideal for the role. Also, you can even play some games on Brazos’ Radeon HD 6310 graphics, which are part of the APU.

Brazos is a truly interesting little platform and we believe numerous nettop vendors will embrace it as soon as they can.

Fuad Abazovic

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+72 #1 Super XP 2011-01-10 15:33
Boy, AMD has a super winner with the Brazos platform. This fanless wonder is so ideal for home theatre and average PC gaming all in one package. GOOD JOB AMD...Now let the games begine...
 
 
+8 #2 GhostOfSparta 2011-01-10 15:48
Damn ... why are there no real-life notebook tests so far for Ontario/Zacate? I'd like to know their power consumption when using them - and no synthetic crap values ...
 
 
+12 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-10 17:25
The power consumption is low... lower than atom anyway, even Anand was impressed. What might be the problem is that OEM's tend to put 3-cell batteries and still sell them at a too-higher price for even lager profits.

AMD might want $99 (notebooks ?) devices, but come on... I don't want to get screwed by the OEM on other features.
 
 
-12 #4 nforce4max 2011-01-10 17:35
This reminds me of the Cryix Media GX that came out in the late 90s. The Media GX had already an integrated gpu and audio right in the cpu while the memory and i/o was on another chipset. Lets hope that this one is much more successful despite the name. I wouldn't have named this after a local river by the same name that is known for agricultural runoff.
 
 
+3 #5 The_Countess 2011-01-10 23:53
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
AMD might want $99 (notebooks ?) devices,

not notebook but desktop, or a nettop (as in: small, without screen or a battery)
 
 
+3 #6 hoohoo 2011-01-11 00:25
"AMD wants Brazos desktops under $99" - so do I!!

@nforce4max - I dunno about the river, but I gave you an upvote... past is prologue sometimes. I remember Cyrix, built a box around one of it's CPUs, I've never really known why that company failed though.

(edit) Perhaps it was the names. I used a Cyrix "6x86-P166+" CPU. Maybe it was just too difficult to pronounce the company's product names lol.
 
 
+4 #7 hoohoo 2011-01-11 04:37
Quoting GhostOfSparta:
Damn ... why are there no real-life notebook tests so far for Ontario/Zacate? I'd like to know their power consumption when using them - and no synthetic crap values ...


...because the CPU was unveiled but product will not hit the market for a few weeks.
 
 
0 #8 GrumpyOldMan 2011-01-11 20:48
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Looks like Seifert is already on the job (after they killed the messenger).

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