A general purpose Llano powered HTPC
Subject: Systems | October 4, 2011 - 10:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: A8-3800, gigabyte, A75M-UD2H, mATX
When you take an A8-3800 and pair it with a Gigabyte A75M-UD2H you end up with more than just an HTPC. The flexibility built into the Llano series will give you far more than an Intel Atom or an AMD Neo could ever dream of. The connectors range from new USB 3.0, DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D along with older style D-SUB, serial and parallel ports as well as audio, ensuring this system build will meet the needs of a variety of users. Visit Missing Remote if you are looking to build an inexpensive AMD based PC.
"New platforms are particularly interesting to us as home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts because it gives us a chance to clearly see how a generation of progress can be transformed into tangible benefits. Not long ago, integrated graphics processors (IGP) were strictly the choice of budget-minded consumers, but the recent relocation of the graphics processing unit (GPU) from the chipset to the processor made it a “first-class” citizen and brought new life to the solution while birthing a new concept – integrated processor graphics (IPG). AMD was not the first to release an IPG, or APU (accelerated processing unit) as they refer to it, but with the introduction of the Brazos/Zacate line earlier this year, a glimpse of Lynx/Llano’s promise became available."
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