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    Default AMD Launches "Bald Eagle" R-Series APUs, Talks Up Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Launches "Bald Eagle" R-Series APUs, Talks Up Linux

    AMD has launched their second-generation R-Series APUs and CPUs today that were previously known under the "Bald Eagle" codename...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5NDY

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    Bald Eagle


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    Quote Originally Posted by siavashserver View Post
    Bald Eagle

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_eagle

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    Is anyone suprised? Linux is a much better kernel for embedded platforms.

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    People stop wasting bandwidth with these large animations.

    OMG, they might feature ECC! And cTDP.
    Please, please AMD give these to normal users also.

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    Is these AMD's response to Intel NUC's? That would be interesting.

    I've been considering getting an i3 Haswell NUC for the kids for a poorman steam machine. At moderate resolutions, it should really scream. I wish the price was a little lower.

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    Default No mantle support?

    How come Mantle isn't even mentioned in the press release? it talks about DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCL, HSA, etc but no mention of Mantle at all. I wonder if this chip is the same one powering the xbox one and ps4 which is why they are drawing comparisons right in the press release and specifically avoided talking up Mantle support. If memory serves me correct, someone from either the Sony or Microsoft camp also flat out said Mantle will not be supported on their end.

    Could someone clarify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belal1 View Post
    How come Mantle isn't even mentioned in the press release? it talks about DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCL, HSA, etc but no mention of Mantle at all. I wonder if this chip is the same one powering the xbox one and ps4 which is why they are drawing comparisons right in the press release and specifically avoided talking up Mantle support. If memory serves me correct, someone from either the Sony or Microsoft camp also flat out said Mantle will not be supported on their end.

    Could someone clarify?
    http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/em...ssors/r-series
    Mantle
    Can enable game developers to unleash the full power of Graphics Core Next architecture to revolutionize arcade and casino gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mendieta View Post
    Is these AMD's response to Intel NUC's? That would be interesting.

    I've been considering getting an i3 Haswell NUC for the kids for a poorman steam machine. At moderate resolutions, it should really scream. I wish the price was a little lower.
    Not exactly! These are for the embedded market! Now Nucs can play in that market but so does Apples Mini. These are to support a deeper embedded market. As noted this market often means long term support where a manufacture expects a design to be supportable for ten years. This a probably key, long term availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    Not exactly! These are for the embedded market! Now Nucs can play in that market but so does Apples Mini. These are to support a deeper embedded market. As noted this market often means long term support where a manufacture expects a design to be supportable for ten years. This a probably key, long term availability.
    Considering embedded these days is being blurred with the ITX desktop, laptop and phone markets, it wouldn't be surprising if you saw these on those low-end monitor/desktop hybrids. Smart-TV's as well. Imagine the benefits of a TV with gaming performance and low-power consumption. Multiple SD-card/USB slots for storage/expansion.

    And who know's, some cheeky company will probably create a 'project' board (hopefully with external power box, using laptop RAM, and dare I say RAID-0 SD-card....?) for those of us with higher requirements ie for Steaming on.

    *all 12 fingers crossed*

    This could turn NAS in to regular desktops too, I reckon. Would mean I could piss off one more machine from my desk. hmmm, TV acting as a desktop with console-like power for games and a 2.5" drive NAS system, your phone and/or tablet for consuming. Damn, the worlds looking super lifestyle awesome ATTACK!. Cheap, too.

    AMD have this inegrated market wrapped up I reckon, so long as they can keep up with their openness and 70's electronics grass-roots style approach as well.

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