Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 08:29

AMD A55 boards go on sale in Europe

Written by


Llanos made even more affordable
Several vendors have reportedly started shipping motherboards based on AMD’s A55 chipset in Europe. Of course, we are talking about socket FM1 boards for the latest crop of Llano APUs and they should end up somewhat cheaper than A75 boards.

Unlike A75, the A55 chipset does not support SATA 6Gbps, has no native USB 3.0 support and no FIS switching for eSATA connectivity. Other than that, it’s identical to the A75. Basically it lacks the same features Intel lacks on most of its platforms in the same price range, if that makes any sense. Vendors are free to use third party controllers on A55 boards, but that seems rather pointless as they can just got for A75 instead.

As for the pricing, it is worth noting that A75 boards retail for as little as €55, with most entry level models costing between €65 and €80. Judging by A75 pricing, vendors will have a rather hard time selling A55 boards for more than €60 or €70, depending on the feature set.

Gigabyte is the first vendor to ship A55 boards in Europe. It has two distinct models in mATX and ATX flavors, priced at €63 and €80 and the former is already available in Britain. ECS also announced A55 boards, but they are not listed yet.

A55 will obviously be a good match for upcoming entry level Llanos, offering basic Fusion support without fancy features for consumers on a tight budget who don't need all the features of A75 boards.
Last modified on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:13
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments