Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 12 Aug 2010.
Will be interested to see a review of this, if price/performance is right i might be tempted.
I'd be more interested in Fusion laptops. More power than Intel graphics for media and basic games, but better power efficiency than anything AMD offer at the moment, at lower costs than dedicated graphics..
Looks pretty awesome!
If this could be slapped into a notebook, great battery life with decent performance with videos & data.. this will be a dream come true. (and price)
"Are you interested in an AMD Fusion mini-ITX board? What features would you like to see on it?"
Yes, finally a decent alternative to Atom, which is utter pants, and mostly a waste of money.
Those heat pipe endings out the back look interesting. I hope we wont need extra EXTERNAL cooling.......
Yeah can't wait for the review, I'll be espcially interested in the capabilities of the GPU.
If it's got more performance on the CPU side than Ion, I'm sold. Ion was sorely let down, even by the Atom 330.
I really don't get all the Atom hate. It's not very fast, but for netbooks I think it fills its niche just fine, and you can't argue with seven hours of battery life. I'm definitely waiting for something better to come along, and Fusion might be it, but Atom still has a future ahead of it if Intel can reconfigure it for, say, smartphones or embedded devices.
Screw the CPU/GFX.
How many SATA ports will this bad boy have. One think lacking from the Atom breed of boards is the capability of an all-in-one fileserver, 4 ports, or 6 would be better.
Yay, very interested
Can't wait for the review.
that M/B is soooooo awesome hope it has PCIEx16 2.0 onit so I can attach a 5870 to it. Even better an Asus Ares lol classic teeny m/b with huge ass gpu
This looks a lot like the Atom variant they had at computex, with only 2 Sata channels...The fusion logo is very well placed to cover the actual name of the board in the piccy above
Hopefully the Fusion variant will have a little more.
"I really don't get all the Atom hate. It's not very fast, but for netbooks I think it fills its niche just fine, and you can't argue with seven hours of battery life. I'm definitely waiting for something better to come along, and Fusion might be it, but Atom still has a future ahead of it if Intel can reconfigure it for, say, smartphones or embedded devices."
Atom is ok for consuming media (and only just ok), but it is truly terrible at any productivity of content creation tasks. This lack of performance is compounded by typical netbook screen resolution which is insufficient for mainstream apps and games, e.g. minimum of 768 vertical resolution.
Atom will do fine in the embedded arena, in cash registers and digital Tv boxes, but something better is needed if you want to do some computing with your computer.
Fusion might be it.
At a TDP of 18W I doubt that's going to be an issue. Looks boss this
It's good to see Asus taking more interest in ITX products. Will look forward to see how it performs when it is released.
As a side note, for those who want something better than Atom but staying with Intel, I think Zotac are planning an ITX ION board running dual-core CULV SU2300 (http://twitpic.com/1t5jme).
Sorry that's NOT a picture of the board. It's just there for illustration.
Awwwwww. That Heatsink looks really good ;-)
Tho with 18W dissipation as stated above, it wouldn't have to be thaat big.
Thats the ION/Atom combo then, that makes way more than 18W...
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