MSI motherboard suggests socketed Kabini APUs are coming soon

By Shawn Knight
Jan 11, 2014
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  1. AMD’s Kabini APU first hit the scene last May but thus far, it’s only been available as a pre-soldered combination already mated to a motherboard. That’ll likely change in the not too distant future, however, based on some hardware spied...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,062

    I remember AMD bragging that they'd always offer a socket CPU option after Intel opened their big mouths and stated all their chips will be soldered on board sometime after Hasslewell.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    I hate the location of those sata ports on that board, makes me cringe xD
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    Why? They are talking about a low power APU. It is not like the CPU cooler will be huge and the board is small, the ports have to be put somewhere. Seems like a good location to me.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    I guess if it was me, I woulda had them on the same end of the board as the PS2 plugs (but not any closer to the plugs themselves) or on the other side of the ram slots. But your right, could be worse. I wouldnt really know, havent done any mITX builds before. Maybe thats a good pet project...

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