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  • #21
    Well, once I buy something new today it should have USB3. Most have but with an external chip that might need an extra driver and that uses additional energy and is less performant.
    Anyway, your chances on standard VGA are quite good, maybe if DVI-I is there you can use an adapter. Serial is sadly becoming a rare thing but parallel (Centronics)... wow. It's a rare find on any mainboard today and even addon cards normally only have lots of serial ports but lack parallel. I guess Super-IO still support "LPT" and floppy but due to space reasons or lazyness to spend 5 cents they are not executed as pin headers or anything.
    For me serial and floppy are most welcome but increasingly hard to find, not even PCI controller cards are offered for FDDs. :/

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    • #22
      Yeah I finally just broke down and bought a USB floppy drive. It still does everything that an internal drive can do, its just less convenient. Plus the quality of the drive seems lower. It's plastic.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by AJSB View Post
        "native" Parallel + Serial is a must have for me.
        What have you got that plugs into parallel ports and serial ports? You might be interested in one of these:

        http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=XC4834 and http://www.aten.com/products/product...odel_no=UC232A

        Or you could build your own:

        http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgu...QEwAw&dur=7713

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        • #24
          Originally posted by madbiologist View Post
          What have you got that plugs into parallel ports and serial ports? You might be interested in one of these:

          http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=XC4834 and http://www.aten.com/products/product...odel_no=UC232A

          Or you could build your own:

          http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgu...QEwAw&dur=7713
          Those devices works with some software, with other type of software, they are useful as a brick....we need truly native parallel/serial ports(s) in main board or else won't work....i'm talking about microcontroller stuff that is controlled at a very low level as for hardware goes (and many times even via software written in Assembler to achieve extremely precise timings)

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          • #25
            AMD announced the availability of the desktop "Richland" A-Series APUs on 5th June 2013. Model numbers are A10-6800K, A10-6700, A8-6600K and A8-6500. They contain Radeon HD 8670D, Radeon HD 8670D, Radeon HD 8570D and Radeon HD 8570D graphics respectively. Further specs and info about performance increases is available at http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases...013june05.aspx

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            • #26
              Originally posted by madbiologist View Post
              AMD announced the availability of the desktop "Richland" A-Series APUs on 5th June 2013. Model numbers are A10-6800K, A10-6700, A8-6600K and A8-6500. They contain Radeon HD 8670D, Radeon HD 8670D, Radeon HD 8570D and Radeon HD 8570D graphics respectively. Further specs and info about performance increases is available at http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases...013june05.aspx
              The Richland series is pretty much a rebrand with slightly increased CPU and GPU frequencies. Sadly the 6800K is much more expensive than the 5800K.

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              • #27
                I disagree about the sadly part. This way it is much better supported on linux. I say thankfully.

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                • #28
                  "Much more expensive"? The launch price for 5800k was 115eur, the launch price for 6800k is 125eur. Sure the 5800k is cheaper now, because AMD cut prices to sell old inventory, but the launch price going up by 10e is hardly much.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by curaga View Post
                    "Much more expensive"? The launch price for 5800k was 115eur, the launch price for 6800k is 125eur. Sure the 5800k is cheaper now, because AMD cut prices to sell old inventory, but the launch price going up by 10e is hardly much.
                    It probably depends on countries, but in France, a 5800K is about 110€ and a 6800K about 140€.

                    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                    I disagree about the sadly part. This way it is much better supported on linux. I say thankfully.
                    The Trinity APUs also have decent open source support. Their graphics are based on the HD 6000 architecture, not HD 7000. And note that the "HD8xxx" found in the Richland APUs are still based on HD 6000s.
                    Last edited by Calinou; 06-08-2013, 10:31 AM.

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                    • #30
                      So who here has a Trinity APU based laptop and does suspend/hibernate work for you? My Asus N56DP never comes back from suspend successfully, the display never turns on. (But the system is awake, you can ssh into it, etc.)

                      I'm wondering if any of this new Richland support will also make Trinity behave better.

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