ECS Debuts its First AMD Kabini Motherboard
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.