AMD Unveils Some Strategic Plans for 2013



Not so long ago AMD held a private presentation for investors and partners dedicated to the strategic plans for 2013. Its PDF-version has recently appeared online and immediately called attention of all interested parties. The most unexpected news concerned the long-awaited Steamroller micro-architecture. According to AMD, the debut of an advanced architecture will be accomplished in the current year, not in 2014 as it was informed earlier. Steamroller will be incorporated into an updated series of AMD Opteron server processors which are to ensure an improved efficiency level on parallel data processing operations.


The other promising piece of news touches upon the launch of a new APU series already this year: AMD Kabini and AMD Temash. Kabini is going to replace Brazos platform employed in small-sized multimedia systems and other hand portable solutions. In its turn, Temash is going to be implemented into highly-efficient tablet PCs, running under Windows 8 OS platform.
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AMD Readies a Pair of Power-Efficient Desktop Processors

The Internet community is engrossed in a lively debate about the upcoming release of two new Richland desktop processors from AMD. The company has not made any official claims yet, however MSI marked the pair as an appropriate match for some of its new motherboards. Those Richland CPUs, which has already been launched by AMD, proved to be rather power-efficient, featuring 65 W and 100 W TDP level. But new entries – AMD A8-6500T and AMD A10-6700T – are thought to receive 45 W TDP package.



Upon the whole, AMD Richland processors position themselves as affordable, efficient and reliable solutions that can be employed for the assembling of systems with moderate or heightened demands. Some CPU models might be even used for the assembling of gaming systems. However, along with high performance, Richland processors are rather power-efficient; this makes them an ideal choice for home-based and corporate-class PC platforms.


As for the announced models, their specifications are …

MS-CH01FV2, a New Mini PC by Mouse, Resembles a Key Breloque

MS-CH01FV2 is a new mini PC from the Mouse Computer Company, which outwardly resembles a breloque, relies on Windows 10 Home OS and costs around 180 USD.



The device operates at the Intel Cherry Trail platform, represented by an energy-effective Atom x5-Z8350 processing unit. This 14 nm chipset possesses 4 compute cores and the Intel HD Graphics 400 accelerator card. The assigned clock rate is 1.44 GHz, the boosted value equals 1.92 GHz. The active cooling system with a small fan disseminates heat.


The specialty offers 2 GB of RAM and the 32 GB flash module (eMMC) for storage. Optionally one can utilize a microSD card. MS-CH01FV2 ensures IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless connection and features an HDMI interface, an embedded Bluetooth 4.1 + LE controller, alongside with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.


The fob computer weighs about 60 g only and is of 113 × 39 × 13 mm dimensions.
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