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New, tiny, Zotac Zbox Nano packs an AMD Fusion punch

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | AMD Processor, Zotac Nettops with No Comments »

Zotac Zbox Nana Nettop

Measuring in at just 127x127mm the ZBOX nano is tiny, it’s quite chubby at 45mm tall.  However, like its predecessor, the Nano is based on AMD’s Brazos platform, but this time Zotac includes tha latest E-450 APUs as an option, with a bit more GPU oomph than the original E-350.  Having said that, Zotac says the AMD E-350 will be the only choice for early adopters and the E-450 version will only show up later.

Despite it’s tiny size, the Nano has a full set of features including USB 3.0, eSATA, WLAN, and Bluetooth 3.0.  Internally there’s room for a single SO-DIMM and a 2.5-inch drive. A remote control is also bundled that works with Windows MCE and for some reason Zotac is also supplying an additional IR receiver that connects via USB.

In Japan it already retails for 27,500 Yen (S$433) and the Plus model which comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB hard drive is even pricier at 35,000 Yen (S$550).  We still don’t know the US price, but we can guess the Nano will be a tad pricier than the AD-02.

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AMD releases E-450 Fusion processor

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | AMD Processor with No Comments »

AMD Fusion E-450

Fudzilla reports that the AMD E-450 processor will bring more powerful graphics and a slightly higher CPU clock speed to the table, while keeping the same 18W TDP.  The E-350 is a 1.6 GHz dual core chip that uses Radeon HD 6310 graphics. The new AMD E-450 will be a 1.65 GHz dual core processor with faster Radeon HD 6320 graphics. Both chips are capable of handling DirectX 11 graphics and 1080p HD video playback.

The new chip will also feature Turbo Core technology which can overclock a single core while underclocking the other to improve performance on tasks that don’t really take advantage of multi-threading anyway without greatly sacrificing battery life. The GPU clock speed will also jump from 508 MHz to 600 MHz when Turbo Core kicks in.

The AMD E-series processors are designed to be energy efficient chips, offering decent battery life and low power consumption. So don’t expect to see these processors in bleeding edge computers anytime soon. Instead, the new chips will likely continue to show up in budget laptops with 11 to 15 inch displays.

There’s no word on the release date for the new AMD E-450.

Leaked document shows AMD Zacate Nettop Processors

Friday, July 30th, 2010 | AMD Processor with No Comments »

AMD Zacate Nettop Processor

Some folks at ATiForum in Germany have found a leaked product roadmap, which shows two new chips with the code name “Zacate.” One is a single core chip that draws 18W of power, and the other will be a dual core chip with a 25W TDP. Both support DirectX 11  graphics and are due out late in the 4th quarter of 2010.

At this point it’s just a ‘leak’ so take the news with a grain of salt – especially the details which are subject to change this early on, but we’re certain AMD is working hard to challenge the Intel D410 and D510 nettop chips.

via Netbook News