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  • ECS KBN-I + AMD E1-2100 "Kabini" APU

    Phoronix: ECS KBN-I + AMD E1-2100 "Kabini" APU

    In a very good deal, the ECS KBN-I/2100 mini-ITX motherboard that features an AMD E1-2100 dual-core "Kabini" APU can be found for just over $30 USD. How though is the performance of this ultra low-cost motherboard + APU combination when it costs less than a Raspberry Pi? Here are some benchmarks and the Linux impressions.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19893

  • #2
    Everywhere I look, these boards are selling for around $100 in the US, not $30.

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    • #3
      It's a shame it only has two SATA ports because I'm interested in a mini-ITX file server. I suppose the PCIe slot could be used for some sort of SATA/SAS card though.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mmstick View Post
        Everywhere I look, these boards are selling for around $100 in the US, not $30.
        http://slickdeals.net/f/6644790-ecs-...ipping-newegg?

        Here in Balkan those are not even available for any price... so i must wait for athlon/sempron kabinis .

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        • #5
          Could you share dmesg and lspci/lsusb?

          Could you share dmesg and lspci/lsusb?
          I'd like to know the ASPM support.

          Thanks,
          Enih

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          • #6
            What is the point with a cheap mini-sized motherboard when you still need a huge power supply that cost even more than the motherboard.

            Also 1990s called, they want their USB 2.0 technology back.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              What is the point with a cheap mini-sized motherboard when you still need a huge power supply that cost even more than the motherboard.

              Also 1990s called, they want their USB 2.0 technology back.
              also the 80s called, they wanted their Serial port back. The lack of equipment is what made the board cheap.

              So whats your point? That you don´t have a need for this slow hardware? Others have... and they might just put a passivley cooled 60 Watt power supply on (like I did for my E350 HTPC that runs at 18 Watt). Such a power supply costs 50€ INCLUDING the ITX Case.
              Last edited by tomtomme; 02-19-2014, 05:01 AM.

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              • #8
                it costs less than a Raspberry Pi
                Bullshitting too much?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
                  also the 80s called, they wanted their Serial port back. The lack of equipment is what made the board cheap.

                  So whats your point? That you don´t have a need for this slow hardware? Others have... and they might just put a passivley cooled 60 Watt power supply on (like I did for my E350 HTPC that runs at 18 Watt). Such a power supply costs 50€ INCLUDING the ITX Case.
                  My point is that USB 2.0 is a redundant legacy technology with no use, since USB 3 is backwards compatible.
                  I would rather have six USB 3.0 ports than two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0.

                  Oh, I didn't know there were so cheap power supplies and ITX cases.
                  The ITX power supplies and ITX cases I've seen have cost very much.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ssvb View Post
                    Bullshitting too much?
                    Yeah, definitely!
                    Add RAM, power supply, storage and a case, and its much more expensive than a Raspberry Pi.
                    Though, its also much more powerful.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      My point is that USB 2.0 is a redundant legacy technology with no use, since USB 3 is backwards compatible.
                      I would rather have six USB 3.0 ports than two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0.

                      Oh, I didn't know there were so cheap power supplies and ITX cases.
                      The ITX power supplies and ITX cases I've seen have cost very much.
                      http://www.alternate.de/html/listing...r_2=&filter_1=

                      At least here in germany they are ranging from 50 to 160€ all with included sub-200watt power supplies.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
                        http://www.alternate.de/html/listing...r_2=&filter_1=

                        At least here in germany they are ranging from 50 to 160€ all with included sub-200watt power supplies.
                        But once you buy the ECS KBN-I + AMD E1-2100 "Kabini" APU and a case and power supply, you're pretty much up in the price range of an Intel NUC.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                          Yeah, definitely!
                          Add RAM, power supply, storage and a case, and its much more expensive than a Raspberry Pi.
                          Though, its also much more powerful.
                          Uh, rpi does not come with PSU, case, or storage.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by curaga View Post
                            Uh, rpi does not come with PSU, case, or storage.
                            Well, Raspberry Pi comes with a power adapter (which is equivalent do a power supply).

                            Add even if you add a case and storage to a Raspberry Pi, it will still be cheaper.

                            A case for the Raspberry Pi is €10.
                            You can't find a mini-ITX case for that price.

                            A SD storage for the Raspberry Pi is going to be cheaper than storage for the ECS KBN-I too.

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                            • #15
                              Let me ask you something Mr Michael, because something is wrong with your benchmarks some times. E1-2100 has two cores with just an 128bit Fmac vector per core (1/4 of the FX Cpu) and just 2dmips/mhz core at 1ghz, that is just 4000dmips. Core i3 has 2 cores * 10dmips/mhz per core * 3ghz, that is 60000dmips. Just 15x difference, but your benchmarks show 2.5x, so???

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