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ECS Debuts its First AMD Kabini Motherboard

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EVS has announced its new KBN-I motherboard, the first to feature the new Kabini chip from AMD.

ECS has revealed a new Mini-ITX motherboard, the KBN-I. The unit is the world's first motherboard with the Kabini quad-core SoC. This integrates an AMD A6-5200 APU with the Radeon HD 8400 graphics part. The central processing unit runs at a speed of 2.0 GHz. The combination of these two parts yield a TDP of just 25 W.

The unit also features two DDR3-1600 slots, as well as one PCIe x16 slot, two SATA3 slots, and two Mini-PCIe slots, one of which is only half-length. External connectivity is handled by a legacy PS/2 port, a serial port, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a VGA port, Gigabit Ethernet, and three audio jacks.

ECS advertises the board to be up to 25 percent more power efficient. This is compared to current generation low-power platforms. The Kabini chip with the 28 nm Jaguar architecture has a higher IPC and can reduce its energy efficiency dramatically through reducing clock speeds when not taxed with larger loads.

The company gave no word on when the KBN-I/5200 board would be available through retail channels, nor did it release any information on pricing.

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    dgingeri , June 21, 2013 1:56 PM
    That's nice, but I wouldn't touch an ECS product with a 100' pole.
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    decembermouse , June 21, 2013 4:26 PM
    I'd like to use a Kabini board, preferably with an A4-5000, to build a computer for my grandmother. Does anyone have any idea when these will actually go on sale? I keep seeing reveals of various motherboards by different companies featuring Kabini chips, but can't find any info on when consumers will actually be able to purchase any of them.
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    madjimms , June 23, 2013 2:54 PM
    "The Kabini chip with the 28 nm Jaguar architecture has a higher IPC and can reduce its energy efficiency dramatically through reducing clock speeds when not taxed with larger loads."

    I think you meant reduce energy consumption...
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