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ASUS introduces two new motherboards for the affordable AMD AM1 platform

ASUS introduces two new motherboards for the affordable AMD AM1 platform

March 24, 2014 4:42 pm0 comments

Earlier this month, AMD presented their new AM1 platform, with the inclusion of their new affordable Kabini-based APUs. The idea is to provide an assembly of motherboard and APU with a price below 60 USD.

Now ASUS presents its first two motherboards for this platform: The ASUS AM1M-A and the ASUS AM1I-A, two motherboards compatible with Athlon and Sempron APUs with the Kabini architecture and GPU with DirectX 11.1 support. Both motherboards feature the usual ASUS technologies, such as DIGI+ system voltage regulators or the EPU power saving system.

ASUS AMD AM1

The ASUS AM1M-A comes in a micro-ATX format and includes two DDR3 memory slots with a maximum of 16 GB per slot, and we can see a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 port if you want to increase the graphical power. It is accompanied by two PCIe x1. There are also two 6Gbps SATA ports and features Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, plus a 7.1 Realtek sound card, two USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports (4 on the rear and 4 with integrated connector).

ASUS AMD AM1

Moreover, the ASUS AM1I-A comes in a smaller mini-ITX format, which forces you to make some concessions, such as the lack of PCIe X16, having a single PCIe 2.0 x4 as an expansion port.

Aside from that, they share the same ports and technologies.

ASUS AMD AM1

Their prices are still unknown, but given its focus on low-cost platforms, they should be relatively cheap.

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